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I'm going to change all interior lights to blue on my Mazda 6 2004, speedo needles remain red and LCD's coming to blue/white. I will post pics here , so keep on watching.

First project is to change streeringwheel lights to blue:

1. Buy extra parts so you don't destroy your original. Or just remove parts from steering wheel
2. Open back covers and remove PCB's
3. Buy Blue SMD leds, example 1206 (it is same size) , I bought these
100pcs 1206 Blue LED lamp beads super bright SMD LED | eBay
4. Check original leds polarity and write those to paper.. You can check it with multimeters diode measure section. Then desolder all leds, remove all tin from
soldering points. Then solder new tin only to another side of led soldering point on PCB. Put new led on its place, press gently and solder that another side where tin was. Now led is attached and you can solder another side.
5. Solder all leds and test it. (Orange in connector is +12V and black is earth)
6. Cut plastics what comes over to leds so you can add little bit brightness to buttons without changing resistors.
7. Put all pieces back together and you're done :)

Projects coming: AC buttons lights, middle console lights, middle LCD backlight, Speedometer lights, powerwindow switch light and another buttons
See ya soon...
 

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At first I thought you were talking about changing your interior fine lights to blue and my first thought was "Tokyo Drift".

However when I see your actually changing the interior buttons, it looks amazing! I wish I had the time to do that.

We'll done!


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Here is pics

Firs I bought new lighter from ebay :
- BLAU ZIGARETTEN ZIGARETTENANZÜNDER FÜR MAZDA 323 626 BONGO 2 3 5 6 | eBay

-Then remove ashtray section and take old lighter away.
-modify the new blue housing a little bit so old ligter fits inside of it.. then you can use old connector.
-remove astray red plastic and put transparent to it, or leave it off.
-Insert blue leds to lighter and ashtray
-make electrical connection
-Put all back together
Done.
 

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Window AUTO button to blue

-Remove door trim and take button panel out.
-remove pcb and white plastic after that. All metal pieces falls out :)
-Change red led to blue .. It is good to use little sandpaper and make led top little flat.
-Put metal pieces and spring back and make sure that litlle pin next to spring is in correct position
then put all back together

-Done
 

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Installing steeringwheel buttons

-Remove battery earth connection, wait at least 1 minute
-Remowe 2*10mm bolts from both side of steeringwheel
-Lift airbag gently... remove connector locks from airbag (black plastics) , then pul out connectors.
handle airback very carefully
- Remove other screws and middle bolt (21mm). It is very tight when you pul it off.
-Remove horn torxs and metal and remove screws from back of the steering wheel then remove buttons...
I just disassembled buttons on its place and removed it that way :)
-Put all back together and connect battery earth last.
Remember to be carefully eith airbag
 

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A/C panel to blue

-Remove center dash and take A/C panel out. remove screws and open it so you can change "A/C auto" button to blue
because it is so much ON
-Chance that SMD led , see red circle in pic.
- Change all bulbs to blue and assemble all back together.

I did my own bulbs. Bought T5 leds from local store, disassembled those bulbs and put those to my original wedges.
Edit: I also chanced air circulation (fresh) led to blue, and nnside to red
Looks good , DONE
 

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Sidebuttons to blue

-Remove buttons, help with hand from behind
-Solder resistor to 4pcs 3mm or 5mm led , I used 3mm an 470ohm resistor, possible to use higher if you dont want so bright light.
-Open buttons bottom and solder led. I used sandpaper to do Flathead led.
-Use sandpaper to remove red paint from pictures. be carefully that you dont do it too much. Use glue to put pictures back.
Done, looks brighter in final picture than it is
 

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Now is stereo and midlle lcd ready.
Stereo buttons and lcd could be more brighter but I'm working on it.
Too bad I have to do all hard work again :)
Here is two pics . I'll put instructions later, when all is like I want those to be
I don't have LCD night pic yet.
 

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