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Old 05-22-2009
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Changing Flaceplate color

Well Im gonna do the cluster and HVOC mod here soon and change them to blue. Only problem I have is that my radio (Pioneer DEH-P6500) has green backlighting. Ive taken it apart and looked at all the LEDs in it and am wondering if it would be worth the time to take the same glass paint used on the cluster and paint over the LEDs in blue. Or should I just save up and get a new radio. (Anyone want to trade? lol).
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My experience painting leds was a complete failure. I tried to paint the stock head unit leds which are green with some red paint to match my gauges. The leds ended up shining through just as green as they where without paint.
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If you're any good with electronics, you can de-solder the green LED's and put in another color of your choice.
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What he said, or you can sell me yours and pic up a new Pioneer, they're blue.
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im working on my second set of gauges to sand and get ready for leds haha just picked up the gauges yesterday...white explorer ones with orange needles. As far as the headunit, i would say leave it alone or just get a new one
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Dual headunits have blue lighting, I love mine
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My R-F head unit has blue backlighting...
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mine has, blue, red, orange, white, green, yellow, and a bunch of different colors
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mine has, blue, red, orange, white, green, yellow, and a bunch of different colors
Mine too. Every color I could think of
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mine only goes red/blue
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