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Dec 29, 6:39pm - #75070 
someone help me ac lighting

well...just courious what this bulbs do...and can you change em...or they have cover for em...i want to change them to blue...anyone help me...the light are right abover the (ac button) and (defrost button)...after you take the dash apart

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Dec 29, 6:40pm - #75071 
u can see the green light...top right hand corner ^^^^


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Dec 29, 6:47pm - #75072 
u need to buy this special filter paper from a craft store and simply pull the green rouuber covers off the bulbs, then cut peices of th epaper and place it over each bulb, then presto, you got you some blue lights


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Dec 29, 7:00pm - #75073 
I think he means the bulbs that are soldered into the board. One is orange and I believe the other is yellow?

Two lights light everything in the ac console, and the two I think he is talking about light the ac button and rear defrost button when they are turned on or activated. Perhaps you could cover them with something to change their color, but I bet you could also switch them out.

You can see them when the black cover held in by the two screws in the above picture are removed. The panel comes off with the buttons attatched to it, but then two more lights are exposed, again, the ones that light the ac and defrost when activated.


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Dec 29, 7:29pm - #75074 
i wanna change all those lights...but i dont kno what the two i showed in the pic do?> i guess light it all up?...i kno were the lights are for the ac and defrost button...so whats this papaer called...what should i ask for? also where a good place to find it


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Dec 29, 7:29pm - #75075 
and bothe lights are greeen...not yellow and orange


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Dec 29, 7:31pm - #75076 
also one more question...changing the color of the clock...i kno you have to put a sheet over it of some sort?...i wanna blue sheet to lay over so it looks like the clock is blue...anyone kno where to find this...


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Dec 29, 7:31pm - #75077 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
and bothe lights are greeen...not yellow and orange
I thought one of mine was yellow. Can anyone else verify? They aren't the same type of LED's as the others.


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Dec 29, 8:04pm - #75078 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
and bothe lights are greeen...not yellow and orange
I thought one of mine was yellow. Can anyone else verify? They aren't the same type of LED's as the others.


i think celicatrdgts is talking about the top one in the oic above, where slidr is talking about the one behind the buttons

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Dec 29, 8:06pm - #75079 
Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
Originally Posted by slidr
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and bothe lights are greeen...not yellow and orange
I thought one of mine was yellow. Can anyone else verify? They aren't the same type of LED's as the others.


i think celicatrdgts is talking about the top one in the oic above, where slidr is talking about the one behind the buttons
Yeah, I was and that was clearly stated in my previous post, so I don't know if he ever saw those since he thought they were green.



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Dec 29, 8:10pm - #75080 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Celicaracer18
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and bothe lights are greeen...not yellow and orange
I thought one of mine was yellow. Can anyone else verify? They aren't the same type of LED's as the others.


i think celicatrdgts is talking about the top one in the oic above, where slidr is talking about the one behind the buttons
Yeah, I was and that was clearly stated in my previous post, so I don't know if he ever saw those since he thought they were green.



people miss-read things all the time, and i'm not bagging on anyone because that statement was in regard to myself as well

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Dec 29, 8:12pm - #75081 
im just confused haha...all i want to do is change the color to blue...ac button...defrost button...and the whole temperature thingy..help


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Dec 29, 8:29pm - #75082 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
im just confused haha...all i want to do is change the color to blue...ac button...defrost button...and the whole temperature thingy..help
Ok, those are the two lights I was referring to before, but I can't remember if they were soldered in or not, but I think they are. My console is not out now, so I couldn't tell ya.

Look inside of there yourself and let us know how they are secured to the panel. Then we can see what kind of light it is.


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Dec 29, 8:40pm - #75083 
opk see that pic above...what do those two green lights do? the ones above the ac button and defrost button...u kno what im talking about


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Dec 29, 8:43pm - #75084 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
opk see that pic above...what do those two green lights do? the ones above the ac button and defrost button...u kno what im talking about
Oh, those two green lights? I was thinking you meant the two that turn on when the ac or defrost is activated.

To take the lights out, just pull the panel out by unscrewing the two screws securing the black panel on, and pull the board out that the lights are secured to. Just simply twist them out from the board. You will see what I mean when you take the black panel and buttons off.

As for getting the bulbs out of the plastic plug on the end of them, I havn't tried that yet. Not sure how to without applying force. Also, I'm unsure as to how to put the new bulbs into the plastic plug.


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Dec 29, 8:47pm - #75085 
the console is lighted by the following:

two bulbs covered by a green cap (orange in 03+ MY) these are not soldered to the board, they are simply screwed in.

The defrosted has an orange LED, and the AC switch has a green LED (orange in 03+ MY)

If you take this apart (the housing) make sure you replace the AC Control Board Assembly V E R Y C A R E F U L L Y

I broke mine, and it's impossible to replace. In order to do so, you need to unsolder, and solder in a new board, which in the space, is next to impossible.


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Dec 29, 8:48pm - #75086 
ok so what do this green lights do? lioghts up that whole dash part?

im still confused about the last paragrah...plugs and stuff? sorry


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Dec 29, 10:02pm - #75087 
Take out the old bulbs and screw new ones in.


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Dec 29, 10:03pm - #75088 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the console is lighted by the following:

two bulbs covered by a green cap (orange in 03+ MY) these are not soldered to the board, they are simply screwed in.

The defrosted has an orange LED, and the AC switch has a green LED (orange in 03+ MY)

If you take this apart (the housing) make sure you replace the AC Control Board Assembly V E R Y C A R E F U L L Y

I broke mine, and it's impossible to replace. In order to do so, you need to unsolder, and solder in a new board, which in the space, is next to impossible.
I broke one of the "screw holes" that hold the ac and defrost buttons in and now they are both hard to press and the ac one doesnt work. Any way I can go about fixing it?


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Dec 30, 2:24pm - #75089 
hey so where can i get some blue bulbs...or blue nipples to cover the bulb?


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Dec 30, 2:28pm - #75090 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the console is lighted by the following:

two bulbs covered by a green cap (orange in 03+ MY) these are not soldered to the board, they are simply screwed in.

The defrosted has an orange LED, and the AC switch has a green LED (orange in 03+ MY)

If you take this apart (the housing) make sure you replace the AC Control Board Assembly V E R Y C A R E F U L L Y

I broke mine, and it's impossible to replace. In order to do so, you need to unsolder, and solder in a new board, which in the space, is next to impossible.
I broke one of the "screw holes" that hold the ac and defrost buttons in and now they are both hard to press and the ac one doesnt work. Any way I can go about fixing it?


doubtful. Maybe with some glue or something...


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Dec 30, 6:26pm - #75091 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
the console is lighted by the following:

two bulbs covered by a green cap (orange in 03+ MY) these are not soldered to the board, they are simply screwed in.

The defrosted has an orange LED, and the AC switch has a green LED (orange in 03+ MY)

If you take this apart (the housing) make sure you replace the AC Control Board Assembly V E R Y C A R E F U L L Y

I broke mine, and it's impossible to replace. In order to do so, you need to unsolder, and solder in a new board, which in the space, is next to impossible.
I broke one of the "screw holes" that hold the ac and defrost buttons in and now they are both hard to press and the ac one doesnt work. Any way I can go about fixing it?


doubtful. Maybe with some glue or something...
Yeah, I didn't want to have to but I guess I'll have to use some crazy glue or hot glue. The reason I didn't want to resort to glue is because if I don't mount it right the first time and both of the buttons don't work right, I'm screwed.

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