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I was wondering if anyone has changed their interior dash light color from the orange to anything different? I haven't found anything on it how much it would be to change and how long of a process it is. If you have any information on this it would be appreciated.
This is a mod on my list of to-do's. One has to remove the various lighted components from the dash and center stack, open them up and then with a variable voltage soldering iron, unsolder the old led's from each circuit board and replace them with these:
The concept is simple -- take the components apart and replace the LEDs. You can do it yourself if you have good soldering skills and experience with surface mount technology. If you don't have experience working with surface mount electronics, you might want to find somebody to do it for you. There are consequences $$$$ if you mess up the circuit board.
The Names Matt
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The main question is whether you have experience soldering surface mount electronics and confident about your skills. It is not difficult to remove and disassemble the speedo and tach to access the circuit boards. If you are good at soldering SMT, it would be straightforward to replace about 25 LEDs on the circuit boards. If you are not experienced soldering SMT, I wouldn't try to train yourself directly on these boards . Practice on something else until you are confident you won't mess it up.