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    Changeing dash lights

    I want to change my dash lights to blue, i assume i bought the right kind of bulb he parts store said i did but i wanna ask on how to change it so that i dont mess up anything. Thanks

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    Can't. The Red is done by a film in the gauge overlay... You can put any color bulb in, but it has to shine thru the red....


    You could use a self lit overlay.... or MAYBE a camaro cluster, and jack with it.

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    I know it can be done, just have not done it myself....Now changing the bulb/led is easy.

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    search online for aftermarket gauge overlays. they have'm with clear film so that you can change the bulbs with whatever color LED to get that same true color through the overlay. i've been doing some research on this as well. it's a future project on my "list to be done"

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    I've done it. Yes, it's a PITA. I did it with blue LED's. For the IP, you have to dis-assemble the gauge overlay and sand off the red imprint.... real pain here. Then I put in LED's.

    The HVAC and Headlamp require replacement overlays.

    The radio can't be done, just consider getting a different one or a camaro one. I bought a junkyard camaro one, wired up all the blue LED's, and it looks great. However, the CD player stopper working now... dang it.

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    Personally I would stay with the red....like was mentioned, even if you change your gauge cluster to blue, your HVAC controls, radio, and door panel lights are still red. Even though you can change most of them too, why? Your car is red right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Musclecargt71 View Post
    Personally I would stay with the red....like was mentioned, even if you change your gauge cluster to blue, your HVAC controls, radio, and door panel lights are still red. Even though you can change most of them too, why? Your car is red right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
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    lol thanks smittro...failed to notice that

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    lol yeah my car is my avatar picute its black and white. And ill look for a clear dash overlay, cause ive already started changin the inside bulbs to blue, and i have an aftermarker head unit and its colors are blue and green

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzhemp View Post
    lol yeah my car is my avatar picute its black and white. And ill look for a clear dash overlay, cause ive already started changin the inside bulbs to blue, and i have an aftermarker head unit and its colors are blue and green
    well as said you'll have to get a new gauge cluster with clear numbers, firebirds are tinted red to match everything else in the interior

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    Well, with a red car, I couldn't ask for a better interior gauge color!!! I have purchased radar detectors and have been really thankful when the led's are red in the detector too! I think the red is cool....but I'm biased!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    Well, with a red car, I couldn't ask for a better interior gauge color!!! I have purchased radar detectors and have been really thankful when the led's are red in the detector too! I think the red is cool....but I'm biased!!!!
    +5 red is a great color for the lights on a firebird

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    +5 red is a great color for the lights on a firebird
    I like the way you think Justin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by herculesrider1 View Post
    I like the way you think Justin!

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