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Question changing the light color in the gauges cluster?

can changethe light color in the gauges cluster?
i thik the green is a little out dated, i want to change evrything to blue
i was just going to solder ing soem LEDs in all the buttons on the doors and heater AC knobs, i was wondering about the gauge cluster?

i seen some blue LED bulbs on ebay and they look like they just plug right in

any one done this before or hvae any advice or pics?
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It can be done, but its very hard to do. Not a bulb swap kind of thing. The color of the gauge face comes from the backing, not the bulbs.

In order to do it you have to strip off all the green, then replace the bulbs with blue LED's.

I caution you however.

I used to have all my gauge faces blue, but over the course of several years I noticed I would get headaches driving at night, and my night vision decreased.

Went to my DR about it and he suggested turning my gauge lights off for a few weeks.

Low and behold my headaches went away. I switched all my gauges over to green and no issues.

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It can be done, but its very hard to do. Not a bulb swap kind of thing. The color of the gauge face comes from the backing, not the bulbs.

In order to do it you have to strip off all the green, then replace the bulbs with blue LED's.

I caution you however.

I used to have all my gauge faces blue, but over the course of several years I noticed I would get headaches driving at night, and my night vision decreased.

Went to my DR about it and he suggested turning my gauge lights off for a few weeks.

Low and behold my headaches went away. I switched all my gauges over to green and no issues.
I get those damn headaches too, right behind the eye. Real b----es but if you want that blue back, what im going to do is scrape the green off and repaint some transparent paint(in my case amber), that way you can retain the dimmer function for those late night long hauls

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