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OHC display color Q's..

i know the 95 era Explorer OHC's have blue display, and the newer OHC's have green. but is it at all possible to change the green in the new OHC's?

i have 2 green display OHC's and i was wondering if i could change the color since everything else in my truck is blue. or should i just try and find an older OHC?
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i thought it was just a lense? ??
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i thought it was just a lense? ??
nope....it is actually the display that is blue or green....

you can find an older OHC and swap out the board in the newer OHC....
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well the OHCs themselves look exactly the same perty much anyways right? might as well just find an older one
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yea they look the same......the only difference is the display color and maybe wire colors...
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i thought it was just a lense? ??
Yup.

The lens it what makes them green. The color of the display is a teal and the filter makes it green.

You can take a piece of smoked plexi and make a new cover. So it will be teal. As far as any other color you are SOL. As the display would need to be changed. Being a custom VFD it will be almost im possible to get the engineering info for it and get a new color made.
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what year was the color changes?
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I think '95-'96 had the blue display and the '97-'01 has green. The '97 model I'm not 100% sure about though.
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Actually, I have a blue display that I want to be green. I was looking to swap filters with someone on here... we could try that if you like...

And now that I think about it... the displays are just VFDs... (vacuum fluorescent displays)... I believe those are the same color no matter what. Could be wrong...

One last edit: now that I think about it, I think there are radios out there with multicolor VFD displays... so I dunno. If you're interested, mine is gray/black. Need to hammer out some details (modded mine a bit), but if you're interested let me know. I WANT TO GO GREEN!

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yeah id maybe think about that!.. cause everything in my truck is Blue, besides the orginal red in HVAC and guages. so the Blue display would match up alot better
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Does Anyone have pics of both colors??? Meaning, a pic of a green ohc, and a pic of a blue ohc??? I'd like to find out the shade of the blue. gotta make everything match my all blue led interior. Thanks!!
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Does Anyone have pics of both colors??? Meaning, a pic of a green ohc, and a pic of a blue ohc??? I'd like to find out the shade of the blue. gotta make everything match my all blue led interior. Thanks!!
This thread has a green OHC, and

This thread has a blueish OHC
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i like the blue alot better
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