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LED Dash lights
« on: November 22, 2020, 09:51:56 PM »
Hey all,

I did an upgrade of my dash lights today to LED units. Was a pretty simple task and the units I bought from Ebay were perfect. I went with green to see how it would look. It certainly lights up much better than the traditional globes. However, I think green makes the dash look so much older hahaha

Anyway, I ordered some blue ones to try since its a pretty simple task to swap them out. I'm also swapping all the warning lights to LED as well. Might as well give the whole dash a new lease of life.

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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2020, 09:58:17 PM »
They should last a while too.

Did they come with dropping resistors?? Leds wont last long on straight 12 Volts
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2020, 10:24:08 PM »
Hey all,

I did an upgrade of my dash lights today to LED units. Was a pretty simple task and the units I bought from Ebay were perfect. I went with green to see how it would look. It certainly lights up much better than the traditional globes. However, I think green makes the dash look so much older hahaha

Anyway, I ordered some blue ones to try since its a pretty simple task to swap them out. I'm also swapping all the warning lights to LED as well. Might as well give the whole dash a new lease of life.

Cheers

Calsonic

Any chance of some pics?
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 05:52:28 AM »
Any chance of some pics?
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 08:29:19 PM »
Sorry I didn't do pics this go around but I have just ordered the blue LEDs so I'll be giving it another go in a week or two and I'll do a full guide for you all.

I believe these LED's have all the componants they need to survive under 12volts as they are sold as T10 replacements. And even though they look pretty big, they fit nicely.

Anyway, When I do it all again I'll do the pics and full guide :-)

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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 08:35:36 PM »
I'm pleased to hear it's a relatively simple job, but that can depend on the hand holding the screwdriver.
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2020, 09:03:11 PM »
Iíve actually got my 13 in pieces doing this little project right now.

I havenít seen the 11ís dash but the dash lights on the 13 are not T10 bulbs-  they are about 30 tiny surface-mount LEDs soldered to the circuit board behind the speedo, tachometer and LCD.

Getting the dash out is surprisingly easy even for this DIY wannabe. Took me about 90 mins to get down to the actual circuit boards. Then the fun bit starts!

Once Iím done Iíll post up a full blurb with photos and tips for anyone who wants to have a crack.
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2020, 09:46:31 PM »
Iíve actually got my 13 in pieces doing this little project right now.

I havenít seen the 11ís dash but the dash lights on the 13 are not T10 bulbs-  they are about 30 tiny surface-mount LEDs soldered to the circuit board behind the speedo, tachometer and LCD.

Getting the dash out is surprisingly easy even for this DIY wannabe. Took me about 90 mins to get down to the actual circuit boards. Then the fun bit starts!

Once Iím done Iíll post up a full blurb with photos and tips for anyone who wants to have a crack.
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2020, 08:29:39 AM »
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Re: LED Dash lights
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2020, 09:51:41 AM »
Patience grasshoppers.  Keep munching,  you will be rewarded.
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