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    Dial Removal????

    anybody done this i want to put in some lookwood dials, a how to would be cool

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    ‘How To’ - Replacing Dash and Centre Console Bulbs For LEDs

    http://www.m1gst.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6037
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    The perspex front of the plastic dials comes off once you have got the console out - if you are careful with the plastic lugs, I did this to fit the chrome dial surrounds.
    why do today what you can...... I'll finish this later

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    consoul out :shock: it looks like there is more to it than i thought

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    Nah, you don't need the console out for the dials !

    At 3 O'clock and 9 O'clock, there are round plastic covers on the cowling over the steering column.
    Easier to get if you can adjust your steering wheel for better access.
    After these have been taken out, you should see a couple more screws to undo.
    There will also be 1 or two to remove from the upper part of the speedo surround.

    Then it's a bit fiddly, there is a white connection at the top middle of the speedo. It's a lever that forces the connections into the right place.
    Undo the lever and carefully manouvre (sp) the speedo out.

    Than as kitchpoo says, carefully take the perspex bit off.

    Hope tha helps

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    cheers mate that sounds better :P looking at it this morning i couldnt work out why you had to remove the centre consoul, i`ll go & have another crack at it

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    There's only one way the dials come out.

    Once you've moved the lever, pull forward and up slightly, then push the right hand side in, while rotating the pod so that the dials are facing upwards. It's easy once you've done it twenty times to decide what bulbs / LEDs look best....

    Mine at the moment... Crappy pictures, but looks great. Just changed the milometer to white LEDs.


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    lol @ adam. I've changed the colour of mine a good few times too! just out of interest where did you get white LEDs from???? been wanting them for ages!!!!!! At the moment I have blue for the mileage and centre console and green for the dials. Was interested in trying out white.

    Cheers matey ( sorry Toe for post hijack! your interior is looking sweet there mate! )
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    Hi Shaan / all

    I've discovered it's a piece of piss to make your own up... the white LEDs I get from www.ultraleds.co.uk. The green holders from Vauxhall (you have to remove the prewired bulb) or can be purchased from blauertachos.de.

    I got some pre-made blue LEDs from the net, but the soldering was really poor, I had to redo them to make them work...

    I cut the glass diffuser off the standard vaux bulb and have it over a 3mm white LED in the mileometer. Still a bit of a hot spot though. The Blue LEDs in the console I didn't think were very bright, hence tried blue painted bulbs. Now am going to try out the Audi look with red painted bulbs.

    I have a Pioneer P77 with white display, so want to code all the displays to white.

    For the MFD I'm going to solder 2x3mm white LEDs in and try that.

    Will keep everyone posted!

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    Have just replaced all the console lights again.

    The MFD now has white LEDs in it to match my stereo. 2x3mm LEDs (sanded to make them more diffused) in one holder. Bent sideways slightly and lined up in the unit, they work brilliantly and great visibility in Daylight, no hotspots.

    The other bulbs are now red.

    Will post some pics soon.

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