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    has anyone tried this?

    taking out all the stock lights in the dash and the console, and replacing them w/ red lights so the interior looks like a bmw's at night - is it possible? what do you guys think it would look like?
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    Did that in my old car....well just the gauge lights.

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    It is possible...

    and I think it would look red.

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    Originally posted by PlatinumWRX
    It is possible...

    and I think it would look red.

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    hehe, thanks Jim for your wonderful insight. who would've thought it would look like that

    but does it look good? anyone have pics of this setup?
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    Originally posted by Penguinking


    hehe, thanks Jim for your wonderful insight. who would've thought it would look like that

    but does it look good? anyone have pics of this setup?
    Anyone want to photochop a pic?

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    have you looked back there? i wonder how many bulbs are back there.

    i think it would look red too. if anyone has a pic of their interior with the lights on, i'll chop it. attach it to the forum here.



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    that would be interesting...i wonder if the color is in the plastic that transmits the light or the bulbs themselves...red bulbs+green plastic = bleah
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    that would be interesting...i wonder if the color is in the plastic that transmits the light or the bulbs themselves...red bulbs+green plastic = bleah
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    then you'd hafta specially color the bulbs to make the rest of the interior "bleah" colored
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    if it's like any other japanese car, it would be a clear bulb with a green condom (making it into a green bulb)

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    yeah, the autometer bulbs have those slip on covers too, i just havnt put the green ones on yet
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    Unfortunately it's a lot more complicated than that. This topic has been beat into the ground on I-Club. I'll summarize.

    HVAC controls have bulb covers you could slip off and change color easily.

    Stereo-you'd have to change head unit to get different color

    gauges-you'd have to get reverse indiglos to get different color because on the back of your gauges is a green film that clear bulbs shine through to make the green. To remove film you'd have to remove your needles (NOT a good idea).

    Bulbs size is "T1" I think. LED replacement bulbs may or may not be bright enough to overpower the green color on the gauge backs.


    I WANT BLUE LIGHTS.

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    thx - i already knew about the indiglo gauges, i was more concerned about the console where the stereo was

    so you have to complety change the head unit to get a diff color? hmmm.....anyone make a kit for this ?
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    Originally posted by Penguinking
    thx - i already knew about the indiglo gauges, i was more concerned about the console where the stereo was

    so you have to complety change the head unit to get a diff color? hmmm.....anyone make a kit for this ?
    The head unit cannot be disassembled for anything, not even repair. I had a small scratch on my display when I got my car, dealer solution: whole new head unit!

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    I think you can change the button's colors, but not the LED display.

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