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Old 08-01-2007, 03:41 AM   #1
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is it possible to replace the lights in ur hud with other colors- exmpl (white)?
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is it possible to replace the lights in ur hud with other colors- exmpl (white)?
No. The display is a custom manufactured fluroescent display tube. There is no way to change the color of the part itself. Your only possibility would be to try different colour filters. I don't think this would be very effective and it would significantly reduce the intensity.
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awww , that stinks, o well. thanks
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Harofreak00 used a blue film to turn his blue. I never saw it in person, but I would have to think it dimmed it somewhat since it had to shine through an extra layer. In reality, I think blue is your only real option since you're starting with a green base.
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Blue and green have the highest transmission loss of lights.
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id like a way to make them white, i herd someone scraped them to make them white but had to deal with hotspots
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This is the same type of display used in the HUD. It may be possible to "scrape" it, I don't know for sure. Given the replacement cost, I wouldn't chance doing this to mine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_fluorescent_display
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id like a way to make them white, i herd someone scraped them to make them white but had to deal with hotspots
That was the red translucent glue/gel being scraped off the instrument cluster. That'* a totally different thing I think.
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sry- thats what im talken about, the dash display (poor choice of words)
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