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CapnJack
post Jan 1 2012, 03:19 PM
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Im thinking about putting led lights on the speedometer area and where the ac control and heating part. Does anyone know how to take out the dashboard to do that. Cause I have a blown light bulb and I can't see my fuel or temperature gauge when it's dark outside. So I feel led bulds would be more efficient.
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post Jan 2 2012, 02:29 AM
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I'm no expert, Capn, but this was how I did it when I had to replace one of the dash switches last week:
Remove both the side covers, undo the two screws at the bottom near the gear shifter to remove the dashboard cover (cowling?). You need to disconnect the all the switches and the ashtray to remove it completely. There are two bulbs (not including the individual bulbs inside the toggle switches); one for the row of switches and the other for the fan and temp controls below. The bulbs pop into some kind of plastic glow rods to light up the switches and controls.

LED replacements, both there and the instrument cluster are great, but I don't know if they will work with the rheostat switch.
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post Jan 2 2012, 01:16 PM
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Thank you for the advice cause it really sucked when I drive at night on a dark road and I can't see anything on my dashboard or cluster.
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post Jan 3 2012, 10:59 AM
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Yeah do what bata says, it can be a bit tricky but not too hard.
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post Nov 21 2012, 11:07 AM
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QUOTE (CapnJack @ Jan 1 2012, 04:19 PM)
Im thinking about putting led lights on the speedometer area and where the ac control and heating part. Does anyone know how to take out the dashboard to do that. Cause I have a blown light bulb and I can't see my fuel or temperature gauge when it's dark peimar led lights outside. So I feel led bulds would be more efficient.



Led lights will be far more efficient as they will save more power

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post Dec 6 2012, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (CapnJack @ Jan 1 2012, 03:19 PM)
Im thinking about putting led lights on the speedometer area and where the ac control and heating part. Does anyone know how to take out the dashboard to do that. Cause I have a blown light bulb and I can't see my fuel or temperature gauge when it's dark outside. So I feel led bulds would be more efficient.


I think it will be safety to take it to professional.
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post Dec 29 2012, 01:47 PM
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Efficiency and the cool look of LED's are great ideas, but most of the bulbs in the 240 instrument cluster are about the size of rabbit poop:


Even worse, they press in to a base that has to twist to lock into the cluster:


Even even worse, I cant find an LED equivalent that fits into said base, meaning you would be forced to solder something into a plastic base that is likely to melt...

Perhaps a strip of these inside the cluster would be a simple modification:


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