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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:35 pm

Hi chaps

Using the search function I can't seem to find exactly what I'm looking for, so - being a bit lacking in mental agility today, for some reason - I have to ask, what LEDs do I need to buy as I'm intending to change all the dashboard lights and want it to be a one-time job.

Also, whilst I'm doing that, what other jobs should I consider doing seeing as some things might be more accessible?
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Post by Way2go » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:49 pm

Do some preventative maintenance on the speedo cable while you've got the binnacle out and run some three-in-one oil down it.
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Post by Leobx16v » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:25 pm

The LED's are super bright in comparison with the standard bulb personally I wouldn't bother with a bx dash board because it may look like it has bright spots where the bulbs are
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:05 pm

Well I think as I have about 20 dash bulbs in a box here I might as well use those, thanks :) and I have some Three-in-One...
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Post by mat_fenwick » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:25 pm

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Post by electrokid » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:21 am

I changed all my dash bulbs several years ago - that was a one-off job - no problems. IIRC you'll need about 32 of them - you should be able to buy the bare bulbs - ie: without the plastic holder bit in boxes of 10 on eBay or from a decent parts shop. And at these prices...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-X-286-INDI ... 19f4928a5f

(I think those are the right ones - they are definitely 1.2W)

IMHO not worth bothering with LEDs !
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