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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


View Poll Results: Color choices for Custom M3 gauge faces
Black Yes and Im ready to commit to purchasing 14 13.73%
Dark Gray Yes and Im ready to commit to purchasing 9 8.82%
Alpina Blue Yes and Im ready to commit to purchasing 16 15.69%
Red Yes and Im ready to commit to purchasing 15 14.71%
Other 12 11.76%
No, not ready to purchase yet, but interested for the future 44 43.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 102. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Mon, Jan-09-2017, 12:28:09 AM   #621
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Default Re: Colored Gauge Faces for M3 Clusters (Not Overlays) - Color Choices

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the red looks a lot better than the first attempt.

I'm trying to wrap up the install but can't seem to get the needles to align properly on the stop position. Ugh
You need to stop using pry tools to get the needles off too, yikes! That old gauge face is hammered. No tools are needed at all.

E36 guide, but very much applicable.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=395434

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You need to stop using pry tools to get the needles off too, yikes! That old gauge face is hammered. No tools are needed at all.

E36 guide, but very much applicable.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=395434
Oh wow, just noticed that. Yeah, just twist them counterclockwise while slightly pulling them off and they come off easily.

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Old Mon, Jan-09-2017, 03:38:03 AM   #623
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Default Re: Colored Gauge Faces for M3 Clusters (Not Overlays) - Color Choices

thanks guys for the tips. I realize I wasn't turning the motors enough to reset them at their natural stop. Pretty rookie mistake.
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Old Wed, Jan-11-2017, 05:39:41 PM   #624
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Received mine today, thanks Paul! I got to say, in my eyes, they look absolutely beautiful.







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Received mine today, thanks Paul! I got to say, in my eyes, they look absolutely beautiful.







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Yay! That's exactly what I wanted to hear . I'm so glad you're happy with it. I can't wait to see some installed pics with the whole interior.
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Old Wed, Jan-11-2017, 10:34:13 PM   #626
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Dang that looks nice. Order more blue!
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Dang that looks nice. Order more blue!
Let me send you a pre-order invoice and I'll see if I can get a couple more people and order another batch of blue ones. I think they'll let me order one color at a time in small batches. I've still got lots of people that placed orders, but haven't either told me that they want me to ship them to them for install or are sending me their clusters for installation and LED swaps.

There was a lot of interest in the Poll, but new orders since I've got them in my hands. I'd love to sell all the ones I have before ordering new ones, since that has bitten me before. Remember guys, the list of people I've been posting are people that have PAID already, but only the ones that list as shipped have actually shipped. If you don't have "shipped" next to your username, please contact me to let me know what you want to do.

Current list of paid buyers is:

2006E46M3fan (Black) (Shipping cluster to me for installation)
TheTotalThom (Blue) (Shipped)
Braymond141 (Blue) (Refunded)
Brian N (Black) (Shipped)
usdmej (Blue) (Shipped)
terraphantm (Blue and Grey) (Shipped)
ChipperM3 (Blue) (Shipped)
CloudM3 (Red) (Shipped)
JHartman (Red)
Redshift (Grey) (Will be delivered to )
Mr Wolfe (Blue) (Shipped)

The totals for each color are below:

2x Red
5x Blue
2x Black
2x Grey
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Anyway to get this blue done on just the tach?
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Naive question. But does the led swap give a crisper look, while changing the color?
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Naive question. But does the led swap give a crisper look, while changing the color?
What kind of crisper look? It changes the color . I do know the white makes the needles pop more and all the numbers and such are easier to read. I'll do one of my spare clusters and take some pics.

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