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Having now sorted the non-working illumination for the heater controls I am now happy to add the Caddy here.

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I do appreciate the ability on quite a lot of modern stereos like this one to dial in any colour you like so it matches the car.

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Of course I noticed the light for the cigarette lighter was out about ten minutes after I took these photos... telling my OCD to bloody ignore that for a bit though as I've far, far, far more important jobs to attend to!

Must have been one of the last VWs made with the green illumination, pretty much everything else had started to move to the (in my opinion, bloody lovely) blue and red in the late 90s.

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On 22/11/2021 at 19:12, bub2006 said:

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How it should be.  One thing I don't like about newer Fords is the shift to red and blue and white and God knows what colours on the dashboard.  Ford panel illumination should be green!  It's been green since the seventies at least, as far as I know and every Ford has had it.  It's part of what makes the car a Ford.  

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If I remember right my dad used to prefer green over orange dahsh lights as apparently they made you feel tired. My dad had large cars with towing caravans so we're mainly granada and volvos. My 340 and my 440 had a nice green back-light too. 

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There's a whole bunch of science in colour vs your eyes' ability to focus on it, but there's a simple reason red/orange is conducive to sleep: it's the colour of sunsets and our primitive brains still try to make us rest at dusk

In light of that, i never understood why BMW, in particular, chose red instrument lighting...

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I guess historically it was the corporate colour before much 'proper' thought was put into how effective it is. VW's blue instruments I find poorly contrasted against the black of night, red/orange I find just looks a bit tacky and 'hides' warning lights which are the same colour. Luckily most manufacturers seem to be converging on white which I find the easiest to read.

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On 1/14/2022 at 7:21 PM, Zelandeth said:

Having now sorted the non-working illumination for the heater controls I am now happy to add the Caddy here.

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IMG_20220114_170639.thumb.jpg.e3d9586949764dfe4d2ce3616412d8ee.jpg

I do appreciate the ability on quite a lot of modern stereos like this one to dial in any colour you like so it matches the car.

IMG_20220114_170630.thumb.jpg.58d4944aba85154772ff22e4956ab08d.jpg

Of course I noticed the light for the cigarette lighter was out about ten minutes after I took these photos... telling my OCD to bloody ignore that for a bit though as I've far, far, far more important jobs to attend to!

Must have been one of the last VWs made with the green illumination, pretty much everything else had started to move to the (in my opinion, bloody lovely) blue and red in the late 90s.

Have to admit, when I read “Caddy” and “heater controls”, I was expecting something like this.

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On 1/14/2022 at 11:06 PM, Missy Charm said:

How it should be.  One thing I don't like about newer Fords is the shift to red and blue and white and God knows what colours on the dashboard.  Ford panel illumination should be green!  It's been green since the seventies at least, as far as I know and every Ford has had it.  It's part of what makes the car a Ford.  

I’d say the same about BMW moving away from that lovely orangey red they had from day dot.  Now it’s bright white and bloody awful.

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