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Changing the dash lights on the S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Westy, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. Westy
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    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I've done a quick search but cant find anything useful. I'd like to change the horrible red dash lights for the blue ones out of a golf mk4/passat/bora. Has anyone else done this and how easy was it?
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    horrible red dash lights? and blue wouldn't be horrible? LOL
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    The red makes me angry :banghead: Blue looks much more mellow
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    I'm not sure but isn't the illumination on the cluster done using 'sandwich' type LED's? If it is then I suppose it could be possible if you have a soldering iron and a very steady hand. If anybody has a pic of the inside / illumination on the cluster it may help.
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    That sounds like a nightmare I was hoping to just swap over the red bulbs for blue ones. Maybe i'll just dim the dash right down instead.
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    I think the reds are a lot nicer than the blue... but its all personal opinion.

    I think it would be a nightmare to do all the lights inside the car as there are loads.
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    Im sure Dave (docurley) changed all of his lights to blue on his A4, might be worth asking him.....
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    I quite like the red dials too, the first time i drove the car at night and realised the needles were white too was a bonus !!:jump:
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Oh and im loving the red and white, think it looks "2 thumbs fresh!"
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