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PostPost by: RedS4 » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:08 am

My S2 came with a pristine restored dash, and when I pulled the map light to replace the bulb, the wood/varnish was badly scorched. Goes with the territory, I guess.


I recently replaced all the bulbs in the interior lights with LED's - much brighter, less power to run them and most important in this thread, much cooler (no scorching...). :)

Hi tech inside the original fittings!! 8)
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PostPost by: summerinmaine » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:18 am

RedS4 wrote:
My S2 came with a pristine restored dash, and when I pulled the map light to replace the bulb, the wood/varnish was badly scorched. Goes with the territory, I guess.


I recently replaced all the bulbs in the interior lights with LED's - much brighter, less power to run them and most important in this thread, much cooler (no scorching...). :)

Hi tech inside the original fittings!! 8)



Yeah, I think that's a good idea.
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PostPost by: paddy » Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:48 pm

paddy wrote:So, with what looks like a month's rain in prospect, I decided to bite the bullet and start the refurb of the dash and rewiring.


I finally got it back together and went for a freezing drive today. Here's the dash - re-veneered and oiled. Still looking for a suitable trim.

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