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After multiple requests I've finally decided to do a write-up on my little project. It's my first time writing one of these so apologies if it's not detailed enough. Before you start ripping apart your car, I recommend you already know how to use a soldering iron.

I'm happy to offer a service to do this for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

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What you will need:
  • Soldering Iron with solder
  • Crosshead screwdriver
  • Appropriate LEDs (I found 3528 SMD LEDs from Home page worked for me. You can change the colours to whatever you want, I only changed sport and econ to red and green)
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Remove the plastic surrounding the gauge cluster. You can pop the clips out just by carefully pulling. Unplug all of the cables connected behind so entire unit can be removed.
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2. Remove drive mode panel from main cluster panel (3 screws at blue circles). Remove 5x screws from drive mode panel to remove rear access panel (red circles).
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3. Once the rear panel is removed, remove 2x screws holding the drive mode buttons into the housing (blue circles). Remove 2x screws in rear of drive mode buttons (red screws)
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4. Button module should now be free. Carefully unclip the housing to reveal the PCB ensuring none of the clips snap. Remove rubber covering.
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5.Time to solder. These are the LEDs we are interested in replacing. Carefully remove and replace with new ones ensuring correct polarity.
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6. Reassemble and test. !! LEDS WILL ONLY LIGHT FOR TESTING IF YOU HAVE A/C CONTROLLER CONNECTED !!

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Thanks for the awesome write-up! How did you determine what size or kind of LED to use?

I apologize for the basic question, I'm totally new to this kind of modification lol

Edit: The LED size is in the write-up, you just have to know how to read, lol
 
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