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OHC display color change

When I bought my OHC I was told the filter on it was the blue filter. I'm not questioning his truthfullness, but I'm wondering if anyone here has modded the display for a different color.

My console has the blue filter but I want the display to look more blue

This is what my display looks like **Not my console**
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It's not quite the blue I have in the rest of my truck

So I'll probably get made fun of or whatever. I don't care. I like things to match

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i ran into this same thing when i put mine in. the blue isn't blue. it's a green with a blue tint. i even went as far as painting the lcd screen with some clear blue model paint. didn't help one bit. i bought some extra blue filters, but i don't think they are going to do much more either.
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I wonder if someone (like Jp7) knows how to actually change the LCD displays color.

It's not a huge problem, but I'd like to know
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maybe. be prepared to pay a ton if so. he does great work, but too rich for a lot of people.
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I have a spare blue filter if you want to try and mod it
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I wonder if someone (like Jp7) knows how to actually change the LCD displays color.

It's not a huge problem, but I'd like to know
Heh..

why is my name always thrown around when it comes to changing colors.

its kind of funny actually.

You can use a different LCD display. You need to do some research here and understand which pins drive which values. This is controlled by a microchip.

This is a big task, but not un-doable.
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So it doesn't seem like there is a "change this and plug it back in" solution.

Food for thought
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So it doesn't seem like there is a "change this and plug it back in" solution.

Food for thought
I seriously doubt it.

I think this works in the reverse way as the 04 and up odometers (which you can change backlighting color on)

I suppose if someone had one they wanted to donate to me I could open it up and look.
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SOMEONE SEND JP7 AN OHC NAOW!!!!!

Keep us posted if you get one
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Does anyone know what color the display is without the filter?
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Does anyone know what color the display is without the filter?
I can find out when I get home in about a hour. For some reason I'm thinking its white.
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make a cheap mold of the current green filter out of clay, then lay a piece of blue plastic in it and heat it to melt it to the shape. Maybe you could make something that way. I don't know
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The display is green or green/blue without the filter
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