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Im not big on the red light color of the instrument panel and all the other things in the car... I was wondering If there was a filter or something That I (or the dealership) could do to change the color. I'm really wanting blue as My cd player has a blue theme to it. Thanks in advance.
 

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No, thats the color of the lighting. No one has ever asked me to do a G6 but I offer the service you are asking about for the GTO and G8.
 

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Your reading wrong. You will have to remove and soldier in each LED
to do this. I have only heard of this being done once in the past.
Dont forget your console and door/steering controls etc.

I think it would be easier to buy a different car. lol
 

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no change for me
 

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Sorry for bringing up this old topic, but I thought this would be an interesting project to undertake. I haven't decided whether or not it would be worth it. It is apparently a very tedious process and I found a tutorial on it if anyone is interested.

I believe it was done on a Vibe, so I think the dash is pretty much the same as a G6.

http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=37756
 

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Yea, you would have to go and crack open the instrument panel, and pretty much all the other ones to get to the LED lights and physically go and change each bulb. De-solder and re-solder in new ones. OR you can try to get clever, and find films that'll work with the color lights in there. It's a long shot but you can try to put say a different color film in front of the red LEDs and change the tint, but it could make them less bright and not really get close to the color your looking for.
 

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If you want to do color changing LEDS, the use of potentiometers and LED Bar Dot Displays would be necessary. I am going to try and tackle this project soon, I have been doing heavy amounts of research and am almost about to gather the lights and what not. I am still trying to find schematic on the cluster of my G6 as far as each LED's source of power. If you interrupt their signal with the use of potentiometers and an dot display, it can be very easy, but tedious.

I will eventually be doing this and will definitely provide an example of what I did. But don't be looking for it soon. lol
 

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If you want to do color changing LEDS, the use of potentiometers and LED Bar Dot Displays would be necessary. I am going to try and tackle this project soon, I have been doing heavy amounts of research and am almost about to gather the lights and what not. I am still trying to find schematic on the cluster of my G6 as far as each LED's source of power. If you interrupt their signal with the use of potentiometers and an dot display, it can be very easy, but tedious.

I will eventually be doing this and will definitely provide an example of what I did. But don't be looking for it soon. lol

It would be cool if you a did a write up or a HOW-TO on it. It would be a fun project to tackle and I would enjoy being able to change my cluster LED color ha
 

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Well I ran into a set back- I just noticed that my RPM and Speed Sense is ran through Data from the ECM, so essentially the wires I was going to tap into aren't at the cluster- however as for a write up- there is one out there already that is everything you would need to know and he describes it pretty in depth- its on a VWvortex forum. I however and going to design/ redesign my own PCB- (circuit board) and make it an aftermarket plug in, with LeD rings that you place behind the speedometer. It'll take awhile! But I will def show it when I'm done.


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Well I ran into a set back- I just noticed that my RPM and Speed Sense is ran through Data from the ECM, so essentially the wires I was going to tap into aren't at the cluster- however as for a write up- there is one out there already that is everything you would need to know and he describes it pretty in depth- its on a VWvortex forum. I however and going to design/ redesign my own PCB- (circuit board) and make it an aftermarket plug in, with LeD rings that you place behind the speedometer. It'll take awhile! But I will def show it when I'm done.
did this ever get finished?
 
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