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Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:45 am

hey guys i just threw a set of 194's like these http://www.ebay.com/itm/20x-T10-W5W-194 ... 22&vxp=mtr
into my 88 trac. they look killer and coultn have been easier to install. heres some pics, sorry for the iphone quality.
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Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:49 pm

i have been wanting to do this on the alltracs for while now... Some how I didnt know this tutorial was ever posted in the first place. Your new updated how to will be used shortly after you post it. :)

~James

Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:24 pm

Sorry for not updating yet. I'll be getting on it this weekend. I had to re-order some LEDs (indicators were too bright). And I'll be working on it.

Also been busy with a board exam (last one for a couple years!)...8 hour tests aren't fun.

Bryan

Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Wed May 08, 2013 9:26 am

Is the new tut coming soonish?
Thank you

Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:00 pm

So I tried to replace all the 194 bulbs and it ended up crap hot spots everywhere, it just wont work even if you use the full sweep bulbs. So after some short research I figured out that there are three types of bulbbs that fit in the dash and climate control. They are called a "neo wedge" t3, t4, and t5. The t5 replace the 194 size with a 12mm base, i am using a 90 degree sweep t3 neo wedge in the climate control and everything looks great so far. as for my cluster... I went to autozone and thought about the options there.. I ended up purchasingg a package of led angel eye conversion lights that are adjustable and use double sided 3m trim tape to adhere, I did have to cut a little out of the white portion off the cluster so they fit but in the end I have no hot spots and it is connected to the fader like it should be. I went ahead and put in the t5 bulbs in the other lights like indicators and warning lights. I recently bought some white reflective gauge needle paint made for restoring old cars, since the orange sucks and its hard to see them. ill get the pics online and post them soon. my suggestion is to go custom and do it yourself, theres no way the small amount of lighting will ever fill that space and not leave hot spots.
Oh I forgot I had to use some side facing led strips to use on the bottom of the cluster to light the backing like it was stock as well and used the same style o lighting and had to wrap it in a circle around the boost/volt meter twice to light the left side up as one of the rings would not fit in the space because of the three sensors.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:39 am

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Re: Gauge cluster bulbs - LED replacements?

Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:43 am

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Light up needles. This is really not worth the time, but no one else has it and looks stock
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