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Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 #691090
27/02/21 11:01 PM
27/02/21 11:01 PM
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Hello all,

I‘d like to change the illumination color of the instruments from blue to white or amber. For me is more classical. Has anyone experience? Later the radio should be adjusted/changed. Actually this is green illuminated. Too much color. Bling bling...


Best regards,

Jan
Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: Jan_1] #691099
28/02/21 07:35 AM
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Good luck with that Jan. Its going to be heavily integrated with the electronics in the Mustang instruments inside housing below.

[Linked Image]

I find the colour a pleasant change from the yellowish displays on some Morgan variants. Would be interested to hear your findings though. My Sony radio display is a blue colour so very roughly matches but during normal driving its impossible to see it anyway.

[Linked Image]

When the purple (the best match MMC could manage!) LED clock illumination failed I did manage to get a better match using an ice blue replacement.

This video may help although it seems you need the "MyColor" software option.


Last edited by RichardV6; 28/02/21 08:12 AM.

Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: Jan_1] #691142
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Hey Richard,

very kind to give me a helping hand. It seems to be complicated. But indeed neutral white for me fits better. You are right with the radio. Mine is an alpine. Very simple. The light shimmers red or green below the dash. We are all aesthetes, aren‘t we..😉 So it should have the same color. White for all or blue for the radio. That’s the question.

I have my car only a few days. So I have to explore many thinks. For example how the remove the dash. Could you please give me an idea?

Have a sunny Sunday. We go out for a Morgan trip now.

Thanks, Richard.

Jan


Best regards,

Jan
Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: Jan_1] #691144
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I have removed my dash once to change clock illumination as follows. Remove small black screws that secure black covered aluminium undertray to dash. Lower steering column then remove three main dash screws, outer ones first. The dash can then be carefully pulled out at top for access. Might be worth disconnecting battery first of course.

When re-fitting make sure the dash is held with steering column raised and moved into position so the three screws find their original holes in the wood. Note you might find more than one set though. When re-fitting undertray ensure it doesn't foul the three button selection module.


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1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: Jan_1] #691179
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Jan, there is a rheostat dimmer under the dash that allows you to adjust the gauge backlights, also when you turn on the headlights they should also auto dim for night driving


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Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: RichardV6] #691284
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Originally Posted by RichardV6
I have removed my dash once to change clock illumination as follows. Remove small black screws that secure black covered aluminium undertray to dash. Lower steering column then remove three main dash screws, outer ones first. The dash can then be carefully pulled out at top for access. Might be worth disconnecting battery first of course.

When re-fitting make sure the dash is held with steering column raised and moved into position so the three screws find their original holes in the wood. Note you might find more than one set though. When re-fitting undertray ensure it doesn't foul the three button selection module.


Richard, many thanks. I will try it...


Best regards,

Jan
Re: Change light color gauges Roadster 3.7 [Re: CooperMan] #691285
01/03/21 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CooperMan
Jan, there is a rheostat dimmer under the dash that allows you to adjust the gauge backlights, also when you turn on the headlights they should also auto dim for night driving


Jon, I know. I already dimed it down. Thanks to you also.


Best regards,

Jan

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