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This is a discussion on In-Dash lights within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Does anybody know what size bulbs are inside the dash? I am referring to the ones that light up the ...

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    In-Dash lights

    Does anybody know what size bulbs are inside the dash? I am referring to the ones that light up the Temperature control knobs.
    They are too small to be 194. Any help will be very much appreciated because I am tired of them shining green.
    They totally clash with my new HU.

    Thanks
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    HU? heads up display?
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    Head Unit. I removed the stock stereo and replaced it with a Panasonic Cd/MP3 player. Shines blue. I am looking to replace the bulbs with blue bulbs or get blue filters for them. Anything to get rid of that green!
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    AWWWW but the green is soooo perty

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    Hey Kira, what Panasonic HU did you get? I've been thinking off and on about replacing my HU and speakers, but so far I've stuck with go-fast and exterior mods more than anything else.
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    I've also been considering changing head units. do you have any pictures you could post??

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    HI,
    I got the Panasonic CQ-DFX572U. I'll post some pictures later. I am at work. I don't have any good pictures of the way it looks at night so I'll just post a picture I got off of the Panasonic website.
    You can also go and check out the website yourself but I don't think the picture does the unit any justice.

    I am pretty happy with the way it looks. My next purchase is going to be the CD changer but that won't be for a while. My only problem with it this far is that it is really picky about the MP3s I try to play. I am experimenting burning my cds at different speeds or maybe burning less files to cds. Other than that, it is awesome.


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    Me again!

    Here's a link that will take you right to this unit.

    http://www.prodcat.panasonic.com/sho...72U&CategoryId[/URL]

    Part of the beauty of my HU was that I got it for 249.00.

    Not bad considering
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    I was wondering if replacing the head unit poses a problem with the indash 6... do you have to completely sacrifice that???

    what are your options brecause i would like to kepe it
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    Yup! Have to pick one or the other the cd changer and HU are inseperable. CHRIS.....
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    I think the mp3 playing option is a complete waste, you don't sacrifice any quality, you just spend ~$75 for that option. Also, if you have a newer CD-RW w/ a good buffer, the speed or amount won't effect the quality of the CD, neither will buring it all the way or over-burning the cd (99 minutes)

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    Hey all. I had a 2k1 civic that I swapped all of the interior (dash) lights out. I replaced them with a series of blue LED's.

    Now, let me tell you, it was a PITA, and I will NEVER do it again. When I was done, it was quite a good feeling, but it was simply not worth it IMHO.

    I had to figure out what the exact voltage ratings, (it was easy on most, 12v), check fitment, check the light pattern, etc....


    I probably did it the hard way, but I don't think that you can just go out and get the correct lights.


    Again, my $0.02, but think *hard* before you do it.

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    Try http://www.ledtronics.com . They only sell in bulk, but they will point you to a distributor if you call. I believe its a T1 bulb you're looking for and for the LEDs, use something with a wide viewing angle (like 120 degrees) so you don't have "hot spots".

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