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Old 27th November 2009
Lives for gear

Love the Electric Blue edition with that cool blue-sparkle paint and blue lights, but couldn't they have put a matching blue backlight in the LCD panel? (same for the other optional colors)

When the Chevy Corvette went to purple/red instrument panel lighting in '98 or thereabouts, they kept the lame green lighting on the GM parts-bin radio units. By contrast, my 2001 MB SLK had orange instrument panel lighting, and an orange backlight on the radio's LCD. The same year's E-Class Merc had white instrument panel lighting and the identical radio as my SLK -- with a white backlight.

It's always the little things that surprise and delight the most.

I'm guessing the backlight isn't the toughest/costliest part to find; anyone can confirm this?