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Changing the gauge color without the mycolor option on 2005 Mustang V6

Has anyone pulled the gauge cluster out of thier vehicle and seen what is used to light the gauges and center console? Without the mycolor option my 05 Mustang is white during normal driving and green when the lights are turned on. I'd like to change it so that it's blue with the lights on. Is it a simple bulb or LED change or do they run a clear light through a green fiberoptic piece to change the color? Any help is much appreciated.

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I'm pretty sure that the only way to change the colors is to upgrade the dash panel. Others have brought this up before but Ive never heard of anyone being able to change the bulb.

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Wow! It is mid-2008, and no one has done this upgrade? I am new and just got a 2007 Black GT. I hate the Ford Green gauge cluster color. Can anyone help?

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I think the color is changed with a series of gels over a white light.

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i sure hope someone that has torn one apart will answer this post cause i dont like the green light either, and its too dim on the brightest setting for me too.

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LEDs?

I think they may be LEDs, at least that's what the wiring diagrams lead me to believe.

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Whew! This is my thread from last yr. and I now know the answer.

The answer is: Yes you can change the colors but boy, oh boy, what a pain in the butt to do it. I found instructions on how to do it. It involves desoldering about 60-100 surface mount LEDs and resoldering in new ones.

I've decided that I really like the factory green glow after dark.
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holy solder joints batman, i guess i`ll get used to them and be happy too. thanks for writing that for us newcomers.

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Whew! This is my thread from last yr. and I now know the answer.

The answer is: Yes you can change the colors but boy, oh boy, what a pain in the butt to do it. I found instructions on how to do it. It involves desoldering about 60-100 surface mount LEDs and resoldering in new ones.

I've decided that I really like the factory green glow after dark.
The original color of our 64.5 Mustang was green

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The original color of our 64.5 Mustang was green
Well, there ya go. I like the classic look anyway...seeing as how it's a nightmare to change to blue.

I just found the directions and it takes 50 LEDs to do the job and this does not include the ones behind the gauge cluster. The fellow who did the writeup had the mycolor option so he didn't bother with the gauges. The writeup is 646k in pdf format.
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Has anyone pulled the gauge cluster out of thier vehicle and seen what is used to light the gauges and center console? Without the mycolor option my 05 Mustang is white during normal driving and green when the lights are turned on. I'd like to change it so that it's blue with the lights on. Is it a simple bulb or LED change or do they run a clear light through a green fiberoptic piece to change the color? Any help is much appreciated.

Where did you get your gt muffler, and how much did it cost? i also love the way the normal driving looks, i love the white and would prefer blue while driving as well.

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Where did you get your gt muffler, and how much did it cost? i also love the way the normal driving looks, i love the white and would prefer blue while driving as well.
I got the muffler at v6mustangstuff.com. $75.00 for the pair, about $105.00 including shipping (mufflers aren't light). I did put a couple blue LED lightbulbs in the overhead console so when I open my doors it lights up blue inside instead of white. If you change those out, get the LED bulbs and not the standard colored bulbs. The regular, colored bulbs look light blue (baby blue) when lit up instead of a true blue like you get with the LED bulbs.
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Whew! This is my thread from last yr. and I now know the answer.

The answer is: Yes you can change the colors but boy, oh boy, what a pain in the butt to do it. I found instructions on how to do it. It involves desoldering about 60-100 surface mount LEDs and resoldering in new ones.

I've decided that I really like the factory green glow after dark.

So you can change them?
Do you do it yourself or do
you take your car somewhere
and have them do it for you?
And do you know where you can look
online to see the light colors for it?
Thanks alot =]]
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