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Instrument Illumination

PostPost by: TeeJay » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:55 pm

Stu, PM sent.

Did you get all the info you required?
I have all the instruments removed from the dash and the old wiring harness laid out.
Pleased to photo anything as required.
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:04 pm

James, Did those 8 watt bulbs fit in the existing sockets? Any noticeable difference in heat of the wires or gauge? They do look brighter. Dan
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 pm

TeeJay wrote:Stu, PM sent.

Did you get all the info you required?
I have all the instruments removed from the dash and the old wiring harness laid out.
Pleased to photo anything as required.



Thanks Trevor. Think I am good for now.

A few updates. I tried to order some of the Smiths Gauge purpose built ES LED's from the link above, and it is a minor PITA for our side of the pond. The web site delivers a message that 'the package is over weight'. I contacted the vendor by email, and he recommends custom processing the order by email and providing credit card info by phone. Didn't order, as...

Checked my two main gauges and had completely forgot I had used the new plastic replacement sockets during my re-wire, so I will be sourcing some brighter 'Capless' or 'Wedge' bulbs to suit (the push-in tubular shaped ones with no metal base on them). As I might have to remove dash for a separate repair this week, will probably be checking the small gauges shortly to see what I did there. Great there are lots of options for fixing.
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