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Old 04-12-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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1999 impreza 2.5RS

Default Blue Gauges?

I was wondering if there is anything i can do(change bulbs) to make my stock gauges light up blue? Or do i have to buy a new face that lights up blue?
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Old 04-13-2004, 02:41 AM   #2
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2003 WRX Wagon
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This should help. I just did this this weekend. The blue in the instrument panel came out pretty dim because the LEDs are too focused. It leaves bright spots on the E/F and temp gauge, tach and speedo are dim. I put an LED on the LCD odometer, but it showed as a dime size blue spot in the middle. I switched that bulb out and left it green.

Bulb condoms look even worse on the dash panel.

Red works great on the HVAC and radio. I just used a sharpie and colored the bulbs.
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Old 04-13-2004, 06:24 AM   #3
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You can modify regular focused LEDs for better dispersion. With some medium grade sandpaper, take the dome off the LED lens and sand it square. You can go down to a millimeter from the actual diode inside. It also helps to take the gloss off the sides of the lens as well.
I am much happier with the results after modding the lenses like this, it was very patchy before, but the illumination is quite even now, almost looks stock.
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Old 11-15-2004, 06:49 AM   #4
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2011 BMW X5 Diesel


Im thinking of doing this... also with all my interior lights like my dome and map lights to white LED's ... just gotta get some time and money

btw anyone got any blue pics?
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