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Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:12 pm 
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Hi, what colour are the LCD screens (odometer, trip computer and standard ICC) supposed to be in a BFII XR6?

From what I read before getting the car, I was expecting the LCDs to be blue, but they've turned out to be more like a white colour. Just wondering if this was correct?

Otherwise, anyone know if the colour of the LCDs can be changed?

Certainly not a big deal but it would just match the blue dash illumination a lot better.

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:02 pm 
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They're that grey colour on all models I think. Blue lcd screens would be saweet though.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:07 pm 
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Buttons should be blue but the lcds are a white LCD

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:51 pm 
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yes XRs and high series have White LCDS, Entry levels have green LCD's
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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:34 pm 
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and TX territorys have orange.
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Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:30 pm 
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Nicko wrote:
Buttons should be blue but the lcds are a white LCD


Yep. Even the FPV's are the same.

I've 'had' to go to the trouble of swapping the white LEDs in the window switches to XR/FPV blue (they're hard to find, the common blue LEDs are the wrong colour).



You CAN change the colour of the LCDs, but it's a tough ask, you need to be REALLY good with a fine soldering iron, and risk permanently damaging you're cluster as you have the physically remove the LCD screens from the circuit board to get at the LEDs.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:19 am 
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As cool as all blue would look (especially with blue screens on phone and MP3 player), changing colour just sounds like waaaaay too much risk and effort. Frankly, the illumination still looks great as it is!!

Thanks heaps for your advice.
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Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 10:52 am 
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As well as being too much effort, having blue instead of white on the LCD display way pose contrast problems at night. The good thing about having a white background is that it constrasts very well with the black LCD. If you change to a white, it may be more difficult to read.

And oh yes ... I don't think too many people would be keen on potentially destroying their cluster just for the sake of changing a light.
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Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:16 pm 
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we have a bf mark 2 xr6, it has the premium sound and dual zone climate control, and yes it has the blue lights, and they r fantastic
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:01 am 
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gli wrote:
we have a bf mark 2 xr6, it has the premium sound and dual zone climate control, and yes it has the blue lights, and they r fantastic


G'day gli, I wasn't aware the BF Mk II's did this. Any chance of uploading any night shots so we can see what it's like? Cheers.
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Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:24 pm 
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sure mate, its also got the factory gps fitted, ill try gets some shots tonight for you
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:22 pm 
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sorry guys car was being used last night, its sitting outside now but its only just starting to get dark, ill wait a bit longer
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Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 10:46 pm 
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got em 1 of em is a bit blurred sorry, im still getting used to the new cam, its that new touch screen cybershot, u have to wait for the green cirlce to stop flashing b4 u press the shot button in the whole way

as soon as my bro gets off css ill post em up
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:29 am 
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Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:20 pm 
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gli wrote:
got em 1 of em is a bit blurred sorry, im still getting used to the new cam, its that new touch screen cybershot, u have to wait for the green cirlce to stop flashing b4 u press the shot button in the whole way

as soon as my bro gets off css ill post em up


Hi gli.

Just looked at the photos now -- the LCD screens in the cluster a white backlight just like the BAs, not blue.

I thought you said in your post that the BF's Mk II have blue backlight for the LCDs?
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