i havent done it mate but i think i kinda know how.
Remember those $2 dollar wrist watches with the light globe next to the LCD display, so when u pressed the button it lit up??
I believe the ODO and clock panels work on the same principle. Im not sure if they are bulb or LED based (I won an EF, my bro has an AUII XR6).
What i belive you do is... for the clock, remove the black plastic panel directly around the clock (Flattened kidney shaped one) and remove any covers etc. I got a funny feelingt that they are LED based, so simply de and RE solder new ones on. The ODO should be similar, but im not familiar enough with AU dash's to recommend a course of action.
I looked in to this for my AUII XR8 and the centre console lighting is very dificult to get to let alone change.
As for instrumentation illumination, you cannot change the colour using LEDs as the instrumentation used white LEDs with a diffuser across the back and coloured neddles etc, so if you change the colour of the LEDs the needles cant be seen.
What I did was to pull the thin plastic print of the speed etc off the diffuser and covered the parts I wanted blue with a thin blue self adhesive book covering, it looks fantastic, and I left the Tickford logo white and I didnt press the needles all the way down and it gives a nice red halo effect around the centre pin of all needles...Looks sweet.
2005 Rapid BF GT-P
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hey bud, PM Xyphoid .... he owns www.fordmods.tk and is an authority on the subject (Coz he's done a shit load!) You should be able to come up with something if you put your head (and what we said) together
Chad_EA: Can you see any LED's or bulbs etc, from either side??
Try taking it out, removing the bit you look at (The plastic surrounds for the speedo, fuel, etc.) put it back in and turn on your side lights (Thus turning the dash lights on).
There are two types of display, bulb lit, and the segmented number display ones. You know how shops have the figure 8"s, and color bits out for the price they want, it might be like that, if so, not alot you can do.... easily
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