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Old 05-14-2002, 05:37 PM
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HVAC lighting improvement

Standard HVAC lighting:



Improved HVAC lighting:



Still not perfect, but better nonetheless. I'm going to keep working on it.
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Old 05-14-2002, 07:24 PM
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Genuine HID dash lights are the future...

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Old 05-14-2002, 08:53 PM
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I agree the stock lighting needs help. What'd you do?
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Old 05-14-2002, 09:34 PM
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I agree the stock lighting needs help. What'd you do?
Added third bulb.
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Old 05-16-2002, 12:20 AM
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You have a lamp out. There are two, I think. One obvious and one below.
Lighting is even on my '01.
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Old 05-16-2002, 07:02 AM
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You have a lamp out. There are two, I think. One obvious and one below.
Lighting is even on my '01.
There are 2. I checked both, and they both work. I don't know why mine was so uneven before. My 97 Z3 had same look. So does Andy's 02.
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My lighting seems balanced, though the colors came out a little funny in the picture.

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My lighting seems balanced, though the colors came out a little funny in the picture.

Whoa, thought I was back to using a CGA monitor/card again!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by chazzy
[B]My lighting seems balanced, though the colors came out a little funny in the picture.

Yeah, I should mention that my night time digital camera skills are lacking. The car looks 500% better in real life than either of my pics.
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"Whoa, thought I was back to using a CGA monitor/card again!"

That was too funny!!
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CGA ... wow. That's a trip on the Wayback Machine.

I just looked at the original for that picture and the colors look a lot better. I usually throw my pictures through a macro on Photoshop to auto-color-balance and auto-contrast the pictures and save them in a bunch of different formats/sizes. The lighting is unconventional, so it screwed them up. This is one picture that I should have done by hand, especially since it's a keeper. I can take hundreds of photos before dumping them to the notebook, so doing them all by hand is not practical.

Here's a resized version of the untouched original:



In case anyone is wondering, it's a Canon G1.
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Old 05-22-2002, 06:24 PM
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what's the center gauge monitor???...euro-spec car?
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The center gauge is just the outside temperature.
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