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Old 01-28-2019, 12:59 PM
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Can the lights bulbs in the original 914 VDO gauges be replaced/upgraded without taking the units apart?
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:18 PM
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yes no problem ,plug in from the back
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:48 AM
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I just purchased a set of these LED replacement bulbs, both for the dash gauge cluster and the center console gauges.

https://shop.914rubber.com/Instrumen...ED-914LED8.htm

Haven't installed them yet as the car is up in the air currently being stored above another that's being worked on, but looking forward to it. I'm wondering if the regular dimmer build into the headlight switch will be able to dim them - thinking probably not, so I might need to buy another LED dimmer like I have for the change I did in my 928 from Ed Scherer in the 928 section here.
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Have LED gauge lights and the improvement is dramatic. You will love them.

cannot dim mine but don’t care because they are not glaringly bright.
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Hi Guys,

I'm new to Rennlist, but pretty active over at 914world. Great to be here!

I made a video showing how to upgrade the gauge lighting...


Huge difference...
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Seems like just changing the bulbs to LEDs would be sufficient to brighten them a bit and change the lighting color temperature.

In the video it looks like the lighting is actually too bright, like in the fuel gauge window, and unless someone was going to do the full gauge refurb with the powdercoating of the rings, etc like you did, sliding that gauge around on the ring face while you bend the crap out of the bezel edge doesn't look like something that's really all that great a process.

Sorry.
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Originally Posted by Petza914 View Post
Seems like just changing the bulbs to LEDs would be sufficient to brighten them a bit and change the lighting color temperature.

In the video it looks like the lighting is actually too bright, like in the fuel gauge window, and unless someone was going to do the full gauge refurb with the powdercoating of the rings, etc like you did, sliding that gauge around on the ring face while you bend the crap out of the bezel edge doesn't look like something that's really all that great a process.

Sorry.
To each his own. As long as you can see the gauges and be safe, anythiung goes. Yes, you can simply change the bulbs to LED. I did that at first, but the brightness wasn't all that much better. FYI, this LED mod is dimmable via the standard switch.
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