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Changing out dash lights...

Changing out dash lights...

Postby quickdrraw [OP] » Mar 13 2012, 6:16am

Ok I saw a topic that was some what on this topic. I've searched but can't find it. I am trying to figure out what all goes into changing the lights on my dash. I want everything to have blue lights. All the ac controls, radio buttons, etc someone said in that post I might have to solder them, I have zero soldering experience would this be something I could tackle? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Changing out dash lights...

Postby ASTE25 » Mar 13 2012, 10:00pm

I doubt you will be able to replace the ones in your radio by yourself. It may be easier to just get an aftermarket radio that already has a blue display.
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Re: Changing out dash lights...

Postby rodcheapo » Mar 13 2012, 10:06pm

The lights in the display itself are green for life I believe. The remaining lights are probably standard LEDs that could be changed out if you can access the boards. It would require you to desolder the old LED and replace with the appropriate colored LED without breaking any of the light diffusers or plastic. Feasible, yes...easy, not unless you have the patience of Mother Theresa. Also, some of the push-buttons may be integrated with lighting and would need to be replaced entirely like the head unit.

Cool mod, don't think it's an easy one.
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Changing out dash lights...

Postby quickdrraw [OP] » Mar 14 2012, 3:28pm

Maybe I'll talk to some computer guys around town who have experience with chips.
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