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Old 08-19-2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Getting rid of those amber lights (not dome lights) in the interior?

is it possible to make all the interior lights like hyper white? I can't stand the amber glow they give off. I'm talkin bout the ones that are on the radio/dash/gauges....is this possible?
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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yes someone actually did it on the forums, but he said it was hard work. dont know who it was or where the thread is. apparently its alot of electrical work.
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Old 08-19-2006, 11:49 PM   #3
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ALOT of work. Someone (and their SN escapes me) did the whole VW blue and red scheme. Looked cool, but damn...so much work.
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Old 08-20-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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well if it's too much work i guess i can pay someone to do it.

bump for me....calling the dude that did this!
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http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ue+dash+lights

There is one more guy out there, but I have no idea how to find his thread.
Enjoy.
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:15 PM   #6
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awesome thanks alot!
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Old 08-20-2006, 12:21 PM   #7
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the guy did it with blue and red as mentioned above but you have to replace every led which is a TON of work!
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the guy did it with blue and red as mentioned above but you have to replace every led which is a TON of work!

yeah, i read that guys posts...pretty crazy.


you have got to take down that sig...everytime you post something i cant stop watching it. she is unreal


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yeah, i read that guys posts...pretty crazy.


you have got to take down that sig...everytime you post something i cant stop watching it. she is unreal
yes she is... hence she needs to be in my sig lol
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the amber is comforting on your eyes at night which is why bmw did it. They use the same amber color in jets
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the amber is comforting on your eyes at night which is why bmw did it. They use the same amber color in jets
Same reason they use red in a darkroom. The "warmer" colored lights don't cause your pupils to close up and thus harm your night vision.
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Same reason they use red in a darkroom. The "warmer" colored lights don't cause your pupils to close up and thus harm your night vision.

red also emits i think a lot lower a frequency not causing a fully developed photo to be turned to black.
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red also emits i think a lot lower a frequency not causing a fully developed photo to be turned to black.
Lower frequency = lower energy etc. The reasoning with the photo labs has to do a lot with the frequency response of the films and the photochemical interactions (blah blah blah = boring)
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