Originally Posted by canoeski
I'm ready to order, but am paralyzed by the color choices.
I think the blue is a cool mood color (trips me back to younger days
But I'm in the process of installing off road lights and will be using a blue LED just above the lower switches. I don't want the Flyzeye to drown it out.
Also the red (and to a lesser degree the yellow) help retain night vision better.
I'm not sure if these are valid concerns or not. Blue would be my first choice, all other things being equal.
Is the third color the button halo color?
I searched for 2012 installations and only found one helpful reference that said to use a putty knife to pry out the panel. Is that the best way you've found too?
Well, to start, the units are adjustable with respect to light intensity. The battery-only versions (V1) are adjusted using our Touch-Sensitive Dimming Controls (TSDC) which are illuminated with your third color choice - what we call the halo illumination.
While it is true that the blue, green, and white LEDs run brighter, you can dial them in to match your needs quite nicely.
The wired units (V2W), are a little different. They are primarily dimmed using the Tacoma's OEM dimmer (if installed correctly). While the TSDC contacts still function, they do NOT respond well when the Tacoma's lights are dimmed down any less than about 75% (give or take). We offer a 100% satisfaction service - if you aren't happy, you can return the item for a refund. No hassles.
On the 2012 models, we have found that using a clean putty knife seems to work well to remove the HVAC control panel. Keep in mind, this step is not needed when running a V1.
Lastly, ALL your concerns are absolutely valid - we want happy customers. We know that a quality product is hard to find for a reasonable price. I can assure you (as many will agree), our product quality is pretty good. We're not perfect, but we're constantly trying to improve our designs to ensure a long, trouble-free experience.
Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions.