painting the bulbs isn't such a good idea. since the stock bulbs r orange, painting them won't give u the desired color(unless u do red, orange or yellow of course). and yes u would want to swap out the bulbs in place of wutever color LEDs u would like to use.
if ur unsure as to whether u can do this or not, there are a few people on this board who can do the LED conversion. Jon (Ludatic) is probably the most well known here. i'm also able to do it. otherwise there is a write up on it if u decide to do it ur self
anyway as they stated, painting the bulbs blue wont get u the right tint you want... if you want it to show up blue you could paint em darker and darker, but u sacrifice brightness.
i remember someone managed to get it to show up blue for the cruise/moonroof/dimmer (since they're individual bulbs where as in the climate control there's only 3 total), but it died away after a few weeks and originally went back to amber
i suggest you consult the FAQ, pious has a write-up, great for those who like trying this stuff on their own :bigthumb:
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