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      08-05-2008, 03:01 AM   #1
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changing the bulb for the guage lights

My friend showed me these pictures. Can anyone tell me how this is done? As in what parts do I need to buy and how do i replace the stock orange bulb

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sorry about the picture by the way I don't know exactly how to upload it
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      08-05-2008, 03:07 AM   #2
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that's nice!
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      08-05-2008, 03:08 AM   #3
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      08-05-2008, 03:11 AM   #4
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thats nice. but is this even possible? u would haff to change the lights for all buttons if u want it to match. sounds kinda hectic. anyone got opinions? im interested if its not too much trouble and if its possible.
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Unfortunately, I think this might be true. It looks believeable, except for the center part (the mileage, and clock/temp). I ran the instrument panel test that lights up all the stuff, and it's an orange LCD screen, of which I have my doubts could be changed by a bulb.
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      08-05-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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That looks hot and definitely something I would do if it were even possible.
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      08-05-2008, 11:38 AM   #7
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basically, take apart the speedo, remove the stock leds and replace them with new ones. I've seen this being done on many E46s (some nice, some rice). I would love to have JUST the speedo in white (M style) to keep things clean. I havent seen anything done on an E9x, so if anyone has the balls...
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      08-05-2008, 12:05 PM   #8
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If i were you i'd leave the lights orange. There's a reason why bmw uses orange dash lights. It's supposed to be best for your eyes at night. The local police department where I live have orange lights for their onboard laptops as well for night use. It's what makes a bmw... a bmw. That's what I think at least
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      08-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #9
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I can't imagine what you'll have to take apart just to do that, but interesting!
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I've seen a DIY (sorta) for this mod on an RHD E46; maybe it was on E46fanatics. You take apart all your electronics, desolder the stock LEDs and replace them with you color of choice. There are no "bulbs" involved.

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If i were you i'd leave the lights orange. There's a reason why bmw uses orange dash lights. It's supposed to be best for your eyes at night. The local police department where I live have orange lights for their onboard laptops as well for night use. It's what makes a bmw... a bmw. That's what I think at least
Indeed. The pics I saw of the modded E46 looked very Audi-ish. eerie.
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I would love to get this done too as well. It's just LED you have to replace, either by the bulb or by welding another LED to it. I haven't seend any article of anyone removing the dashboard and checking how thoes circuit works.
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      08-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #12
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there is a guy that can do this. i remember seeing it a year or so ago. i'm not saying this image isn't a photoshop simply that a complete interior lighting change can be done...
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That is alot of work if you want it to look right. I definitely think just making the rings around the speed gauge red would be nice.
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It's one of those things where if you need a DIY, you're probably not qualified to do it.
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That looks like a Lexus dash. BMW is world famous for it's orange dash. I wouldn't change a thing!!!
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That looks like a Lexus dash. BMW is world famous for it's orange dash. I wouldn't change a thing!!!
+1!!!
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