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different dash bulb

PostPost by: William2 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:43 pm

The replacement dash cable assembly for my S4 has plastic instead of metal bulb holders for some of the instruments. They look like they take a wedge type bulb. Can anyone tell me the wattage I need?
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:47 am

I believe they use a LLB286 wedge (or capless) rated at 1.2 Watts for the minor instruments if you wish the 'stellar' performance of the original.

Here is a link that provides some typical size info...

http://www.thewedgeshopstore.com/bulb-l ... ack-of-10/

There is also a reference to the LLB510 at 2.2 watts in the Holden catalog for new gauges (large and small ones) here...

http://www.holden.co.uk/cataloguePDFs/cat10/Gauges.pdf

The other reference I found is the LLB504 Capless Bulb at 3 watts. Definitely use these for the Speedo and Tach.

I ended up using LED's to replace the incandescents.

lotus-electrical-f38/led-instrument-lights-t32170.html

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:35 am

See also:

lotus-electrical-f38/led-instrument-lights-t32170.html

A thread from only 3 days ago.
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