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Is there any way to change the lights on the dash? The orange bothers me a bit.. i am thinking blue would look good. any thoughts?
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Well i have found some web pages where people has changed the red for blue and that all! If you wanna, go for it
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but you would have to change all the orange lights, blue and orange mixed will look bad
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how hard would it be to change all them?? i am thinking that would be a big job now that i think about it..
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i actually love the orange!
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I prefer the blue lighting in VWs over the orange in BMW..... but yeah orange is still nice.

Actually, its the best orange-red cause Mazda 3, some Pontiacs, and other cars have orange lighting too but don't come near as nice as BMWs.

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bmw (and also audi) choose a very good color for their interior lighting (amber/red). Since the color red or orange have long wavelengths, it is more easily seen and gentle to the eyes. VW on the other hand have blue. Blue is a very short wavelength; this results in eye strain and irritation. Green lights are in many japanese cars and for a reason; green is in the middle of the spectrum.

kudos to bmw and audi for choosing the right color
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to get it to match the rest of the car would be tough, like the window controls, everything is orange, just look.

but if that doesnt' matter to you...
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what's the most annoying.. in a lot of minivans they have GREEn ugh..
orange looks decent =) i like it

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so back to the original question

can you change the color, and if so, where can a DIY or more info on it be found.

that is all.

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yeah i like blue the most. but as far as changing them you might have to change your gages or atleast the clear colored plastic behind it. at leat thats how all of the cars that i have had the dash apart have hadd it. you would have to buy a new platistic backing then too.

but im not shure what the BMW setup is
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The really cool thing if you have an XM Roady, you can change the color to the same orange -- it matches very well.
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In my region (Hong Kong), we can find much different configuration. Cool blue, white, mulitple color. I believed those dash broads are made in Taiwan. I am not sure if you can find one dealer in your country. If you want the details, I can help you to get it..
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i really wanna change the orange in the car.... its just irritating i guess... i mean, people do say that orange is really good, but i think its all about opinions... i dunno i really like the red and blue setup in the jetta.... i like it because its reasonably good for the driver to read the gauges however the passenger and other drivers lookin in your car cannot see.... but does anyone know how to change the colour of the dash board..... as in the steps? and what colour bulbs are required?
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