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Old 11-26-2014, 08:04 AM   #1
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Display Fuel/Temp/Gear bulb color change

Happen to saw this online any one ever change the RID bulb color before ?

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Old 11-26-2014, 08:52 AM   #2
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Happen to saw this online any one ever change the RID bulb color before ?

Yep, did that albeit to Orange for better night use rather than that hellish hipster blue bolloxs on my old 1150Av

I used smt LEDs for the RID panel and made up some wide angle replacements for the dials. Good brightness and nice even spread when I'd finished.

The off the shelf stuff tends to be very narrow spread of light which often leaves dark patches on the dials. All in all it was straight forward to complete and a definite improvement. Its a real retrograde step in the new LC in my opinion with the white instrument colour now, poncey, poser, hipster, colour pandering pish.

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Old 11-27-2014, 05:34 AM   #3
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Yep, did that albeit to Orange for better night use rather than that hellish hipster blue bolloxs on my old 1150Av

I used smt LEDs for the RID panel and made up some wide angle replacements for the dials. Good brightness and nice even spread when I'd finished.

The off the shelf stuff tends to be very narrow spread of light which often leaves dark patches on the dials. All in all it was straight forward to complete and a definite improvement. Its a real retrograde step in the new LC in my opinion with the white instrument colour now, poncey, poser, hipster, colour pandering pish.

HTH
what bulb does it use ? and how do i access that part ?
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Old 11-27-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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what bulb does it use ? and how do i access that part ?
It doesn't hence why I used smt LEDs which is what it uses. You'll need a fine tip soldering iron. The RID itself has some tabs that keep the cover in place and these need bent back so it then lifts off to reveal the pcb where the less are mounted. It was quite a few years ago but it should be fairly obvious when you open it up. I'll see if a i can find any pics of the process but I can't remember documenting it tbh.
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