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Old 11-21-2007, 12:32 AM
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yeah, us Missouri folk wanna know. How hard is it to change out bulbs?
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:28 AM
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I know I keep saying this, but LED's are VIVD and not necessarily brighter. It is a concentrated light, not a wide dispersement of light.

Some may not know this, but the digi dashes lit from the rear, are on all the time as soon as you twist the key. I had not realized this until I switched to LED's. I am able to see my gauges plain as the daytime!

Not intending to **** off any suppliers of LED kits, but for what you buy a kit for to do one thing on your dash, you can do the whole interior. You are basically paying them for instructions and over inflated bulb prices. There are enough threads and instruction on the Rennlist to help you do the job yourself. If you buy a kit, you are still going to have to do all the work.

I spent a lot of time putting together the proper info FREE to anyone who is interested. Go to:

You will see more photo's and info there. I will have a write up for the early cars in a month or two as I am redoing an 85 which has the early clusters.

It is really no more than replacing a bulb. There are some trick things you can do, but it is not necessary to enjoy the full effects of LED lighting in any 928.

I would be happy to answer any questions on this subject. I know there are several others out there that have done the switch as well.

There are those that will fight the LED changeover, but once you finally make the change, you will wonder how you ever survived without them. I still have yet to see a photograph that does the LED lighting justice. It's something you have to see to believe in
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Old 11-21-2007, 07:24 PM
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Keith is absolutely right!!!

The LED's are the way to go. The pics do make them look like they are way bright, but they are comfortable on the eyes and to those that say they need a dimmer for them, you have not been in a car equiped with them. The stock gauge illumination when new was probably adequate but I'll bet 9 out of 10 owners out there have a fraction of the illumination that their car left with from the factory. Most look like 1960s or 70s musclecar dashes.

The following pics are poor at best, but give a decent look at the look of LED on a 79 POD.
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Old 11-25-2007, 03:42 AM
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I read most of the threads on this LED conversion. I stumble over the parts called "wedges". Could anyone explain please, or post a picture of the wedges?
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