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Old 04-22-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I have had my cluster out and I think I know the answer to this question, but is it possible in any way at all to change the color of the dash lights? I just think the green is an outcast color with everything else being red...


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Are you talking about the gauge color itself or the color of the numbers? You can get the speedhut overlays that can change both. More info please.
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actually i have a how to out there of how to scrape away the green paint from the back of the numbers, then you can put any color 194-wedge LED in there

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EDIT: sorry, this will not work for an SVT you need to get the speedhut ones my bad
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It is possible to change the dials' color, in a procedure similar to illinipo's. It's been done in the UK:



If you have a membership at FFOC, this is the How-To: http://www.ffoc.co.uk/modules.php?na...topic&t=181351

I believe Evilbat is on FF, so he might be persuaded to repost the How-To here.
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Well i have the SVT sluster and it looks like the lights are soildered in to the circuit board and i cant find any bulbs that are removable... This is what makes me ask

I am trying to change the color of the background lights when i turn on the headlights and maybe possibly the needles. i'll try to post pictures soon.
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It is possible to change the dials' color, in a procedure similar to illinipo's. It's been done in the UK:



If you have a membership at FFOC, this is the How-To: http://www.ffoc.co.uk/modules.php?na...topic&t=181351

I believe Evilbat is on FF, so he might be persuaded to repost the How-To here.
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I don't like how Ford decided to illuminate these guages at all. They're hard to read at night.
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Yep part of why i wanna change it... like what the hell made them choose green anyways. aren't the three color options for an svt blue red and black? so why green?
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Yep part of why i wanna change it... like what the hell made them choose green anyways. aren't the three color options for an svt blue red and black? so why green?
Thats the standard Ford color for illumination for YEARS. Just like Pontiac is red and Chevy is white IIRC?
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And VW is blue.
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