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  • Change green interior lights to another color?

    Hi everyone, just got my TR '98 CSVT yesterday and haven't disassembled anything yet, but was wondering if changing out all of the green lights (gauge lights, button lights, etc) to another color like red is an easy mod for this car? I'm sure the gauge lights just use a common 1157 or similar bulb and I just have to find some that are red or have red caps on the bulbs, but are the power window/lock buttons and other dash lights as easy? I couldn't find anything on the forum here about that, nor doing a Google search. Thanks!

    -Andrew
    1998 Ford Contour SVT (E0) - Toreador Red - 3L Swap
    2005 Pontiac GTO - Torrid Red - Twin Turbo

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    Just so you know the bulbs are white. There is a green filter in the gauges. There are threads on this subject. Ill see if I can't find them.
    98.5 t-red Zetec mtx
    207,000 and counting
    i love bring my car into class, it give a new "special circumstance" every day.

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    • #3
      The lights on the cluster and hvac are white. Red bulbs will give you a maroonish color. The window and locks are LEDs. 3mm ones IIRC. Those take some soldering and switch disassembly.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. I had found this thread before posting this last week, but it didn't go into change the LED's inside the buttons and switches in the doors:

        http://www.contour.org/ceg-vb/showth...-custom-guages

        I may look into custom gauges with red or white back-lighting, as long as I can find LED's for the rest of my switches, etc.
        1998 Ford Contour SVT (E0) - Toreador Red - 3L Swap
        2005 Pontiac GTO - Torrid Red - Twin Turbo

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