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Old 01-23-2016, 06:50 PM
CrksMate CrksMate is offline
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Default Interior light question

Hello. I have a 2009 Kia spectra ex. I was wondering if anyone could help me out. I want to swap my dash lights from the factory green color to led. I researched how to pull out the instrument cluster and all that, pretty straight forward but I am curious about the lights on my clock in the middle, my radio, and the gear shift lights (that are all connected to the dimmer). How would I swap the color of those? Is that an option? Assuming it's another bulb for the lights for park drive etc but wasn't sure about the digital display. Also if someone has the size, number of bulbs required or a map diagram of the instrument cluster that would be appreciated.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:16 AM
jcj8008 jcj8008 is offline
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Default Gauge cluster color change

I have a 2006 Kia Specra5, our clusters are practically the same. I have written a How To on this with pics but can't upload it here for you. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/354859308015870/files/ and join the group, its free and you will be able to download the "Gauge cluster color change PDF". As for the rest of your system: you cannot change the clocks color, the rest is not difficult but you will have to remove the console to change the color on the Automatic tranny read out. In my car it was only 1 T10 lamp. On the radio, Your radio, OEM I guess, is different from my OEM radio. I changed the color of mine years ago. It has the same type of SMD LED's that the cluster has. You just have to take it apart to get to the circuit board. If you don't have any experience in de-soldering and soldering on a circuit board I would not recommend doing the mod. Too much heat on the board will destroy the broad. It can happen in 10 seconds. I'm a retired commercial/industrial electrician.
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