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Old 03-04-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Change interior light color

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I was wondering is it possible to change the orange color in my car? I mean the orange in radio and buttons?

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #2
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Yes but you have to be very very good with soldering. Search the forum for "blue gauge cluster" or something like that to see how it's done.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:22 PM   #3
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The gauge is not a problem it's the rest of the car like radio window buttons

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #4
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Yea, I'm just saying that will give you an idea on how to replace the LEDs when it comes to the ones you want to change.
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Not recommended. The reason BMW used that color, and still does, is because their engineers found that wavelength is most visible to the eye at night.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #6
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Not recommended. The reason BMW used that color, and still does, is because their engineers found that wavelength is most visible to the eye at night.
I learn new things everyday, awesome BMW! Is that why Infiniti's run the same type of color?
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Most likely yes. Surprised a lot of people didn't know that about the orange.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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Not recommended. The reason BMW used that color, and still does, is because their engineers found that wavelength is most visible to the eye at night.
I believe red is the best color at preserving your night vision. I don't think it has anything to do with visibility. If that were the case, your headlights would be red.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #9
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I'm going to buy this one

http://www.schmiedmann.dk/da/bmw-e46...kt=SCMTA46DCAR

And this
http://www.schmiedmann.dk/da/bmw-e46...dukt=INSTRSMDB

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