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Joined: Feb 07 2020
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I've seen Marty's thread about rebuilding the instrument panel, and while that looks ace, I'd be interested if anyone has simply swapped the filament bulbs with LED on the instrument panel, and how successful that was?

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Joined: Aug 07 2019
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i have fitted LEDs in the interior lights , definitely worth the $20 bucks for the 20 odd LEds that came in the packet for all the lights . havnt done the dash lights thow. no alarms for blown globes just better light. available on ebay as a kit.
PS they are slightly larger than normal globes (different shape) so doubt if they would fit in the holes.

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Joined: Aug 19 2019
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For the dash, I wonder if the LED bulbs will dim properly.

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Joined: Dec 30 2015
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I can't say about all LEDs or what people might use, but I can confirm that the LED conversions that I do will dim as the original incandescent lamps do.

The LED converted dashes are a LOT brighter then standard - I have mine dimmed down a lot more now otherwise it's too bright at night, but far more visible in the day time/dusk

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You got any for sale currently Martin?

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Joined: Dec 30 2015
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Not at the moment - The interest in them when I started doing the conversions wasn't that high, so whilst I have a shelf full of clusters here that I should get around to doing - I haven't had the time, or inclination to do them...

I have had some custom PCBs made to help make it easier for me to convert them - Sloth's cluster for his diesel conversion is my prototype with the new boards.

If you are interested in one, then I can certainly look at putting one on the list and it might give me a shove to get around to doing it...

I generally do the back light as white, and then do a contrasting colour for the needles on the gauges. Currently I think I have the LEDs available to do Green, Blue, Red, Orange or Yellow needle colours.

The installation though isn't really a DIY job (the first one I sent out as DIY got broken as they installed it after not heeding my warning of not tightening up screws too tight... and you guessed it... they tightened screws up too tight...) So once the main part is ready I'd need your cluster sent to me, so I can fit your PCB to it and solder the feed wires on (that way you keep your mileage etc so there's no issue with that). Or if you have the time to have the vehicle off the road, then you could send your cluster and I can convert it, and send it back once completed/tested.

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Joined: Feb 25 2020
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Now you tell me! LOL!
I will think about it ... still got a few weeks if not months before getting it all back together...

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Joined: Feb 07 2020
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How much we talking Martin?

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Joined: Jan 03 2020
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I'd be a 'plus one' on this too. Either a 'careful' DIY, or sending the cluster down.

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Joined: Mar 22 2016
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I’m another that wouldn’t mind mine done, I’ve seen yours and they look ace