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This is a discussion on HVAC and Radio bulb change? within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; For those of you that have changed the color of the HVAC and radio, which one looks better, LED or ...

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    Question HVAC and Radio bulb change?

    For those of you that have changed the color of the HVAC and radio, which one looks better, LED or bulb condoms. I am going to change these to red to match my new V8 STI gauge cluster. Just looking for some opinions on which ones would closely match the gauges.

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    Here you go....

    http://clubwrx.net/forums/showthread...threadid=64076


    The LED might be brughter but youll have to do some soldering to the circuit board int he radio. I just did it this way because it still looks good and is much easier....
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    No question, the LEDs look better and are much more work.
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    I put the 194 LED's in my HVAC controls and they were far too dim. I resorted to painting the stock bulbs red with a sharpee. The lighting came out a red-orange color even after 3 coats of sharpee. It looks great, but its not "RED" like the STi cluster. Bulb condoms would probably produce a more red color.


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    Unload- I cant believe Im saying this as I am an LED fan, but I swapped the bulb covers on my stereo and am super surprised at how good it looks. Also, it only took ~half hour. I have more covers on the way and am working on a write up of a mod to switch the OEM WRX gauges to red... I'll post it when its done.http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/newrep...hreadid=66644#

    I am jealous of the V8 cluster though, congrats.
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    i used red transparent paint and it turned out brighter than the condoms....

    so paint them or use the LED

    the LED's are prob real bright
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