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Roberts123
19-01-2009, 02:43 PM
I expect this subject has been brought up countless times, but i cant find the thread that i once looked at, just wana know if you can changed the colour of the speed and dash display...

WelshC2
19-01-2009, 02:56 PM
not really no.

i know i can change the bulbs for the heater unit but i know that the speedo is a MISSION ! They are small and i mean minute leds and alot of them. My uncle used to do the boards in cb's etc years ago and he said that without specialist tools and a STEADY hand you will not do it.

So i think unless taken to a pro and pay money for a small change then no sadly.

Roberts123
19-01-2009, 03:26 PM
bummer! ok cheers mate, wana get it red some how! what about the dash, the bit wid the date, time etc...looking at your pics of your car, how you paint all your bits white? looks neat

islandofshame
19-01-2009, 03:56 PM
WelshC2, have you changed your heater control bulbs before? Are they easy to access once the stereo and bin is out? One of the bulbs on mine has developed a life of its own and turns off and on of its own accord :(

cheers

WelshC2
19-01-2009, 08:00 PM
bummer! ok cheers mate, wana get it red some how! what about the dash, the bit wid the date, time etc...looking at your pics of your car, how you paint all your bits white? looks neat

As for the time and date i dont actually know because i am getting rid of mine but i can look for you.

What do you mean Rob? Paint bits white, as in what bits mate?


WelshC2, have you changed your heater control bulbs before? Are they easy to access once the stereo and bin is out? One of the bulbs on mine has developed a life of its own and turns off and on of its own accord :(cheers

Yes you can but by the sounds of it there is a slight short between the bulb and wiring, like its touching now and again. To get to it take out the d.din part then unscrew and pull it out then theres two bulbs that twist and turn ;)

Roberts123
19-01-2009, 08:03 PM
like your got you gear stick white, handbrake surround white etc. did you spray exsisting parts or buy the parts?

WelshC2
19-01-2009, 08:08 PM
I aint started on my interior as of yet mate.

But if you want to you can spray some interior parts as they do clip off, if i was to spray interior parts i would look at :

Air vents
centre console clock
speedo surround
part around the handbrake
door pulls

They are items that can simply pull off as for the air surrounds buy them off flea bay ;)
centre

islandofshame
22-01-2009, 02:52 PM
cool man, so does that just release the bulb tree with the bulbs on it or does the entire heater control section come out?