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Old 07-18-2015
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I've read through the threads about lighting but didn't see anything about LED replacements for Dash gauge lights. Before I go back into the rats nest of wires in the dash I'd like to have some LED replacements if available. I've cleaned the rheostat but they are very dim. Has anyone tried to find any?
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Here is my post from Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Electrical > Dim dash lights

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There are all kinds of ideas about using LED's throughout your 'Bird that can be found in this thread Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Electrical > LED Lights and Upgrades (Combined Threads)

I just did the instrument LED upgrade before I left on my trip in July, although I don't do that much night driving when I did though this was a huge improvement over the original lighting.

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I had purchased the LED bulbs for my dash about 6 months ago and had put them in a safe place where they would be easy to find when I got ready to tackle the job, that was a good idea right? Well I got ready for the steering wheel removal and to disassemble the dash so I could get at the gauges and when I went to look for the new LED's.....................well I did such a good job at putting them in a safe place even I couldn't find them, it actually took me three days of hunting and taking breaks or doing other jobs before I found them, but the results were worth all of the effort.




I also installed the new Generator gauges that I got from Powertech and a Digital CAT Engine Voltmeter, but because of the position of the steering wheel I have to lean to one side or turn my head to see them. I had the same problem with the original gauges. I also have just one EL Inverter for the entire dash and the lower left panel doesn't work, I checked all of the wiring and it looked good, so my guess is there is damage to that area of the dash face.
Here is one of the posts in that thread describing which bulbs to use.

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The ones I bought were the BA9s base w/6 LEDs in cool white. They are BA9s-CWHP6. On the speedometer I noticed there was more depth, so I will put a 9 LED in there. That is the one that is not as bright as I would like. I am also putting the 6 LEDs in all the overhead dash as well.
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53" A small,short automotive bulb that uses the 53 as an identifier.


#53 AUTOMOTIVE 12V BULB





BA9s-xHP6-12V 6 High Power LED Bulb







This is the LED strips lights that I had been using that helped too, now I only use the one directly above the dash and it really isn't needed anymore either after upgrading the instrument with LED's.









I have given you some tips here but I also suggest that you thoroughly read through this thread as you will find more information Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Electrical > LED Lights and Upgrades (Combined Threads)



If you haven't already done this I also suggest that you look through my photo descriptive web site found through the link in my signature below. There you will find many ideas that can be used on your 'Bird.
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That looks great. Now I just have to figure out how many I need. I don't do much night driving either but when I do I like to see the gauges.
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I installed a red LED bulb in both of the forward most OEM small overhead spot lights...use saves night vision...great for dash & maps.
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John, so being just over an inch tall it will fit in all the gauges?
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I tried to order from the website you posted but now only available in amber. I found some on Amazon hope they work as well as yours.
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