LED replacements for panel lights
by Steve St. Laurent
I don't know who to thank for this because the original thread is gone but whoever it
is thank you! Just replaced all of the lights in my gauge panel with SLEDs from
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/commerce.cgi?product=CAR. It looks awesome and no more blown bulbs!
It was a bit hard for me to figure out exactly which bulbs I needed for what and there was some question as to what would work in the turn signals, high beam, idiot lights, etc. I wanted mine to light up green so this is based off of that.
There's 4 lamps that light up the gauge and all the others are for the indicators. Hopefully someone will chime in here with what worked for them for coloring the gauge lights the other colors. I remember that the original poster said that for red he needed to use the 4 led clusters. For green the single led worked for me. The 4 lamps marked with an asterisk on this picture would be the ones you'd get in a different color.
For the two idiot lights in the tach and the high beam indicator white LEDs worked great. For the turn signal indicators and the neutral light green LEDs worked best - white looked dim and a little strange (tinted slightly blue). Attached is a picture of which LEDs I used where and here's a list of what I used for an easy order:
WLED-G - 194 type single green - qty 3 (large bulbs for gauges)
74 LED - White - QTY 3 (oil pressure, water temp, and high beam)
74 LED - Green - QTY 4 (turn signals, neutral, one small bulb for speedo)
Again, sorry I don't remember who posted this originally so I can't give credit where due!