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Old 07-07-2011, 07:51 PM
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Default How can i replace the Dashboard lights with LED lights?

As i think the lights behind the dash are seriously fading can anyone walk me through how to take it apart and put led's in there?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:54 PM
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Default Re: How can i replace the Dashboard lights with LED lights?

First off, do you have led lights to replace the 194 bulbs? And second there is a how to in the how to section, on how to replace those bulbs. If no on number 1. You need to get intouch with Poolieo.
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:56 PM
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First off, do you have led lights to replace the 194 bulbs? And second there is a how to in the how to section, on how to replace those bulbs. If no on number 1. You need to get intouch with Poolieo.
I checked the How to section no go and yes i have LED lights that i bought today and then remembered i didn't have a clue how to go about this. *FacePalm*
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:19 PM
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:32 PM
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:41 PM
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Default Re: How can i replace the Dashboard lights with LED lights?

If you've got a blue dash now, you might be able to swap to green using green led's... however if you want to go from blue or green to say red, you'll have to remove the needles & sand the back of the overlays for the color to show through.

If you just want brighter light that's the same color you have now, use white led's to replace the bulbs & you should be good without any other major mods.

It's not too bad changing the bulbs to led's, as long as you have the proper led bulb base that will plug right into the cluster.
Also, it's a good idea to only change one bulb at a time & test each one in the vehicle. If you happen to install the led's backwards, you won't have to take everything apart a dozen times

I've found the SMD style led's have the most light output & best color of any led I've used in my cluster. They're more expensive, but well worth a couple bucks more.
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