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MetalMaxima
03-30-2006, 01:09 AM
Just as the title asks, how does one open the faceplate to an Alpine HU? I see that there are 3 little screws, but even with those removed, I am reciveving a fair amount of resistance.

Is there a clip or special button I need to press? I am going to be changing the SMT LEDs in there.

ngsm13
03-30-2006, 01:10 AM
Yeah, the is some resistance for getting it up. Pry slightly...there are little clips around the edges...

nG

Ctminime
03-30-2006, 01:13 AM
**** that is a ****ing sweet *** idea...... *breaks open 9855*

takeabao
03-30-2006, 01:22 AM
**** that is a ****ing sweet *** idea...... *breaks open 9855*

Or you can just change the color of the LEDs by pressing a couple buttons...

Read the manual. :)

MetalMaxima
03-30-2006, 10:28 AM
Yeah, the is some resistance for getting it up. Pry slightly...there are little clips around the edges...


PERFECT. Ok, I'll give this another shot tonight. Thanks!


Or you can just change the color of the LEDs by pressing a couple buttons...

Read the manual. :)

The LEDs are a 3-way tricolor diode (RGB) and do not produce the color scheme that I want. I want blue and white...that's IT. You will never be capable of acheiving this using the OEM SMT LEDs.

MetalMaxima
03-30-2006, 10:47 AM
Ah, just got her open...holy ****, there have got to be 50 LEDs in there!!!!!

ngsm13
03-30-2006, 01:27 PM
Ah, just got her open...holy ****, there have got to be 50 LEDs in there!!!!!
Indeed my man, pretty crazy...

nG

PS: Don't forget to show the finished product ;)...

bumpin_blazer
03-30-2006, 01:33 PM
man that's definetly a project i could see MANY people paying for.

MetalMaxima
03-30-2006, 03:43 PM
PS: Don't forget to show the finished product ;)...

Oh, don't worry, I WILL. Right now I am working on finsihing up the interior. I have a few more superflux LED bars to fabricate & install. :yumyum:


man that's definetly a project i could see MANY people paying for.

Yeah, but unfortunatley this ain't gonna be cheap. This looks like a good 5 hours of delicate work. Plus the leds are gonna run some $20 alone. :crap:

bumpin_blazer
03-30-2006, 04:08 PM
Oh, don't worry, I WILL. Right now I am working on finsihing up the interior. I have a few more superflux LED bars to fabricate & install. :yumyum:



Yeah, but unfortunatley this ain't gonna be cheap. This looks like a good 5 hours of delicate work. Plus the leds are gonna run some $20 alone. :crap:

still though tell people 80 if you supply the LED's 110 if they don't;). i wouldn't be surprised if people wanted to do it depending on how complex a design you could do.

dleccord
03-30-2006, 04:16 PM
that's a quite costly

bumpin_blazer
03-30-2006, 04:35 PM
yeah it is, but if you spend 100 and someone who knows what they are doing makes it vs. you trying and focking your faceplate up what's worth more :).

theCybe
03-30-2006, 05:44 PM
pic of the board in the face?

smt are tiny, have fun :)

MetalMaxima
03-30-2006, 11:45 PM
pic of the board in the face?

I'll get some up soon.


smt are tiny, have fun :)

Yeah, this looks like it's going to be a hella delicate undertaking.

Blazer, good points! I'll have to see how everything fares on my first attempt!!!

theCybe
03-31-2006, 07:52 AM
^ Where's the bone/black update :)

MetalMaxima
03-31-2006, 11:20 AM
^ Where's the bone/black update :)


Oh, snap! I should get some of those up, too...I think that thing is like 40 pics behind my Maxima.org thread. :blush:

theCybe
03-31-2006, 11:23 AM
nvm.

THUNDERBIRD
03-31-2006, 11:38 AM
Oh, snap! I should get some of those up, too...I think that thing is like 40 pics behind my Maxima.org thread. :blush:
yeah get those up or give us a link to that thread at that site so we can see it

MetalMaxima
03-31-2006, 12:31 PM
yeah get those up or give us a link to that thread at that site so we can see it


I'll just post it on here. :crazy:

theCybe
03-31-2006, 12:43 PM
I didn't bother to register, and my Chipolte just got here :)

MetalMaxima
03-31-2006, 12:58 PM
http://forums.maxima.org/showthread.php?t=428384&page=7

Just some other things to check out, too...

http://forums.nycmaximas.org/showthread.php?t=10536

SAG3
03-31-2006, 11:39 PM
dont forget to before and afters