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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:21 am 
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Has anyone sucsessfuly changed the colour filter in Climate control display on E series type. It looks as if you need to de-solder the led display, can anyone advise :?:

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:14 am 
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I have put a red filter in mine. Theres a pic of my red dash at night in there

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:23 am 
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do you need to de-solder the display or is there an easy way?

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:27 am 
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wome wrote:
do you need to de-solder the display or is there an easy way?


hang on, are you talking EA-ED or EF-EL??


both units are very different

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:39 am 
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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:24 am 
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I haven't done an EF EL unit but I have one here that’s pulled apart. If you want to change the filter you need to unsolder one side of the LCD Display.

Alternatively, you can put in a red coloured globe and make you LCD display red like mine.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:47 am 
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Thanks for that but the rest of the dash is already blue with red instrument faces, so if things work out at night should change to purple. I gues I will have to pull it apart tonight and change the filter.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:05 pm 
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Yep...you do need to desolder all those damn connections...my dash is all blue too except for this...been meaning to get around to doing it...
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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:27 pm 
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crap don't try that at home kiddies rum and de-soldering don't mix just cracked the f**ken screen. need to be a bit more gentle, just as well I have a spare.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:54 pm 
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LMFAO!
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 12:55 am 
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What happened to it mate?
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:15 am 
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Some drunk prised the display to much while tring to de-solder. You need apply even pressure to the display housing while heating each pin in turn very slow process, I had one side almost clear when the screwdriver i was using to prise the display housing slipped and hit the back of the display makinging it bleed. I have a spare but te mod will have to wait as doing full change of wiring harness from fairmont for also fitting elec windows Climate control ABS & cruise, big weekend.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:52 am 
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Thats why you need the proper tools to do it....you need a solder sucker....trying to go round them all slowly prising it up is VERY dodgy! At the very least, solder wick should be used...
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Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:59 am 
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Ta thanks for the advice will hunt one up before next attempt

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:25 pm 
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i chenged the wedge bulb with a faded one form my parkers on my ed and gez its bright lol

 

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