This is a tutorial to replace the stock red LED back lit colors on the different parts of your 2012 MK6 GTI i.e. climate controls, door locks, dome light blue tooth push buttons and window switches and light switch for head lights. (You can also do this to the traction control button and light dimmer.) This tutorial is ONLY for 2012 gti's. I dont know if this will work for other makes and models.
Tools you will need:]
Soldering iron w/needle tip
De-Soldering tool (either iron or sucker)
Small Flat tip screw driver's (Id say atleast 2, makes it easier to pry open the plastic pieces)
Surface mount LED's as follows
PLCC-2 LED's x about 37 in total
0805 LED's x 6
1206 LEDs x 5
( I'd recommend these ammounts and maybe a few extras just in case you melt them. They can be very tricky to handle)
Im not going to go into detail about how to remove these different components because there are plenty of tutorials on how to get to these different pieces of equiptment. If there is something that you cant find on how to remove it, message me and ill try to help you the best I can.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to open the headlight and fog light switch. All the other components are very simular and with patience can be opened in the same way with a little common sense.
First you need a flat tip screw driver.
and insert in between the tabs that hold the back on and gently pry it apart. once all the tabs are loose pull the bottom off and youll see the main circuit board.