The Ontario CTS Club Discussion, Ontario CTS Owners for white LED update ? in Cadillac Clubs, Local Chapters and Regional Forums; Anyone notice the main CTS post for an update of the LED back lighting for the HVAC controls?
I think that this is one CTS mod worth doing. I've always been disappointed that the back lighting is all different in my 06 CTS. The instruments are mostly white on black, with the exception of the orange odometer. My base radio DIC is one shade of orange, and the HVAC is a different shade or orange. Probably because the radio is made by Seimens, and the HVAC is made by Denso.
I'm fairly handy with electronics, and can probably source the LEDs locally.
Let me know if anyone is interested.
Anyone have any spare radio from a Navigation upgrade ?
Short answer is NOT immediately, but I'm still working on it.
I've been looking at my display colours, and I'm not sure what I want right now.
My radio is yellow. My HVAC controls are more orange. So at the moment, I'm thinking of just making the HVAC yellow, and maybe I'd be happy.
Updating the HVAC controls is fairly easy, and low risk. Doing the non-nav radio is much more complicated, but not impossible. I'd like to get a spare radio to work with and take apart to figure out what the LEDs look like. Could be a totally different LED design. (radio Siemens, HVAC Denso). If a different LED, then getting both the radio and HVAC to match in colour would be less likely. And then back to my original problem of having miss matched display colours.
I'd also like to figure out if there is a way to remove the polarization of the radio. When I wear my polarized sun glasses, the radio brightness drops significantly. If I tilt my head to an angle left or right the radio will go totally black. The HVAC controls don't do this. Always the same brightness.
Anyone else have the same issues?
When I have a moment, I'm going to check for a local supplier of the HVAC LEDs. I'll buy a variety and do some experimentation on the HVAC side first.