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Disturbin' The Peace
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How do I make the gauges glow blue? Doesn't the gauge face backing have a green "film" over it?
What about the buttons for TC, fogs, and defrost, how would I change those to blue as well?
 

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Your 2003 gauges have white incandescent bulbs behind it with green tint over the gauge face. You'll want to sand off the tint and use blue LEDs in the cluster. 194 or 168 LED bulbs work great.

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/99-04/154788-change-interior-lights-leds-pics.html

Here's for HVAC:
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/99-04/190010-those-you-changing-your-interior-lights.html

For fogs and TC, you'll want to desolder the LEDs in there and replace them with the color of your choice. It's not difficult but you have to have experience with precision soldering.
 

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Disturbin' The Peace
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Your 2003 gauges have white incandescent bulbs behind it with green tint over the gauge face. You'll want to sand off the tint and use blue LEDs in the cluster. 194 or 168 LED bulbs work great.

http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/99-04/154788-change-interior-lights-leds-pics.html

Here's for HVAC:
http://www.moddedmustangs.com/forums/99-04/190010-those-you-changing-your-interior-lights.html

For fogs and TC, you'll want to desolder the LEDs in there and replace them with the color of your choice. It's not difficult but you have to have experience with precision soldering.
When you say sand off, what grit do you recommend using? (1000+?) Have you done this yourself?

The buttons, I'll leave to my brother, he has changed the bulbs in silverado clusters well over 30 times, which are just like that.
 

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I would think sanding it off would really scratch up where the light is suppose to shine though and look bad.
 

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no sanding is fine. i did mine by hand with 1000G paper. if anything the sanding helps blend in the light so you don't get hot spots from the LEDs. the factory green film you are sanding off is a ferry Matte texture too again help diffuse the light.



I know there look like hot spots here, but that was due to my cell phone having a hard time taking pics of the lights....

as to the dremel... Man I would hate to try that and burn a hole through my gauge faces... food for thought, take care if your not experienced with a dremel. those things are sometimes very dangerous!
 
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