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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-24-2010, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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Interior Lights Color Change...

O.K. So I have this idea. I want to change the color of my interior lights to red (i.e. the climate control lights). I know I can buy a new gauge face to make the gauge cluster glow red, and I'm not worried about the stereo lights because I am looking to replace the stock stereo with a Pioneer head unit anyways, but what about the climate controls? Could you buy red bulbs to replace the stock bulbs behind the controls? Or maybe even some type of overlay kit that you could find online to lay over the controls and make it glow red? Any of you guys ever think of this or have any ideas as to what I could do?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 06:45 AM
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interested as well, so tagging along.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 06:59 AM
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also interested, i know theirs a DIY for making them a different colour but I tried it and dont like it too much, was gonna sauder LED's in the back as my next option but i need a new modual
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soldering red LEDs is the only way I've heard of anyone doing this. I saw a video of someone doing this for the DIC control buttons, but I don't remember where it was.

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Hook line and sinker. I'm very interested in how this is done.
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I figured this would get quite a few of you interested. I'm still doing some investigating and I'm going to run this by one of my buddy's who is very good with interiors. I'll keep this thread going as I get more info. Hopefully, eventually even some install instructions and pics. In the mean time, if any of you guys come across anything that would make this upgrade possible, by all means post it.
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Maybe you can put cellophane behind it, like you can with the dash gauges... Just a thought.
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If you want to do it right you can prob find LEDs to put in there, orrrr Sharpie mod lol
kinda like this idea, I'll try to find the climate control one I saw, but you should get the point.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 10:31 AM
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You can also do the shapie mod with glass paint, it'll give you a more even color.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2010, 11:26 AM
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I did the sharpie mod in red first, but the heat of the bulbs started breaking the sharpie down, slowly turning back to yellow. I took off all the blue bulb caps and used non-bake glass paint enamel from my local crafts store, pained the bulbs directly, and 2 months later its still red as the day I did it.

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