Its by no means a new type of mod but for me something I have never done before.
Bought a SMD kit from CrazyLeds last week, then got myself a soldering iron today from Maplin.
First SMD was a total mess, cockeyed, solder everywhere, but from then on all went really well.
Only done the heater panel so far, but it looks great. Put blue SMD in the heater and A/C buttons and one in the cold side of the hot/cold control as the stock one is a bit dim.
The difference in between the stock stereo yellow is massive. The one i'm really looking forward to is doing the main trip/info screen. Seen them in blue but not white.
So for someone that's never done anything like this before, take a leap of faith, its worth it.