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Old 02-11-2018, 09:25 PM
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Went to install led in the temp control unit and came to find out that half of the fiber optics strands were broken. Fortunately I had some left over fiber optics from years ago when making some special effects. The stock optics use 10 plus strands, so they can bend and move with the slide switch. I used one large and several small fibers to do the same thing. I think having the larger fiber helps with the brightness.













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Installed the leds from super bright. Just so I don’t get the questioned asked......yes you can just use all white bulbs. I choose to go with the colored bulbs per indicator as others have done. The led twist housing terminals are slightly wider than stock. I bent the upper prongs down a little and pushed the bottom up slightly and they fit great. I have some other bulbs coming from autolumination that fit directly into the stock bulb holder. I will try them to see if there is a difference in light, if no difference, I will use the super bright leds. Pictures a hard to take while trying to power the bulbs and lights way better and vivid.













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Lookin good with the lamps,
if you have not already done so it would a great time to replace the speedo drive gear,
pop the speedo out of the housing and post a picture of the gear,
its easy to tell if its been done
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
Lookin good with the lamps,
if you have not already done so it would a great time to replace the speedo drive gear,
pop the speedo out of the housing and post a picture of the gear,
its easy to tell if its been done
thank you for the suggestion, I will diffently pull the the speedo and look.
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Wow! that is all I can say.
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My sills were broken when I was playing around with this. I have new ones now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12x2-12V-EL...r=670899161119

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Probably too late to help but I have the bulb polarities figured out for the instrument cluster. The letter represents the color of bulb.

PS. For anyone else, my main lighting bulbs were not sensitive to polarity, your results may vary.
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Originally Posted by Majestic Moose View Post
Probably too late to help but I have the bulb polarities figured out for the instrument cluster. The letter represents the color of bulb.

PS. For anyone else, my main lighting bulbs were not sensitive to polarity, your results may vary.
Wow, this is great. I was having a hard time on a few of the polarities and was going to wait to get the car back and plug the harness in to confirm. I can already see by your information I have a few incorrect.

Thank you for sharing
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[QUOTE=DeWolf;14795720]My sills were broken when I was playing around with this. I have new ones now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12x2-12V-EL...r=670899161119

Thanks DeWolf, Was looking around a little last night and found a write up on the install, but no information on the actual light.
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Originally Posted by Blagave View Post
Installed the leds from super bright. Just so I don’t get the questioned asked......yes you can just use all white bulbs. I choose to go with the colored bulbs per indicator as others have done. The led twist housing terminals are slightly wider than stock. I bent the upper prongs down a little and pushed the bottom up slightly and they fit great. I have some other bulbs coming from autolumination that fit directly into the stock bulb holder. I will try them to see if there is a difference in light, if no difference, I will use the super bright leds. Pictures a hard to take while trying to power the bulbs and lights way better and vivid.

get some mothers "plastic polish" and polish the clear plastic. It takes a bit of time but when its done, you really do "look through" the plastic like it isn't there. Combine it with the pop of the LEDs and it looks amazing. how was the install of the LEDS on the door sill.? Somehting Ive always wanted to do..
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get some mothers "plastic polish" and polish the clear plastic. It takes a bit of time but when its done, you really do "look through" the plastic like it isn't there. Combine it with the pop of the LEDs and it looks amazing. how was the install of the LEDS on the door sill.? Somehting Ive always wanted to do..
Hey Tony...already done. I choose to remove the unleaded sticker as well....came out crystal clear....thanks for the suggestion.
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My sills were broken when I was playing around with this. I have new ones now.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12x2-12V-EL...r=670899161119

Thanks DeWolf, Was looking around a little last night and found a write up on the install, but no information on the actual light.
You have a link to the write up?
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You have a link to the write up?
http://jenniskens.livedsl.nl/Technic...ationGuide.pdf
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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
Lookin good with the lamps,
if you have not already done so it would a great time to replace the speedo drive gear,
pop the speedo out of the housing and post a picture of the gear,
its easy to tell if its been done
Mrmerlin, the gears appear to be in good shape, only thing i questioned is the dark color on the main gear.......what do you think on the gears?



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