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Old 11-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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LED dash info

Hi, Im looking into the LED dash lighting idea and was wondering is there was a write up on here, or something that could tell me what kind of LED lights i need, how many, and where to get them for my 1990 yj dashboard? This mod recently intrigued me and it doesnt seem like it is unreasonably pricey, so im thinking about doing it. Does anyone have before and after pics of doing this mod? and can anyone point me in a direction? thanks!

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Old 11-25-2012, 09:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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I know this thred is dead but im going to bring it back, i want to replace my speedo,tac, and my cluster in the middle. If i read right all i need it the 194 LED bulbs?
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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Ant the bulbs will fin into the stock slots. Just to clear that up, if i take out the old lights and replace them with these 194 LED Bulb - 5 LED Wide Angle Wedge Base | Miniature Wedge Base LEDs | LED Car Bulbs | Super Bright LEDs they will pop right in?
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #6
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Yeah just make sure you don't lose any of the little sockets the bulbs plug into they are small and get lost easy
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #7
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I have a 94 yj and the write-up referenced was 100% correct. The LED lights make a phenomenal difference.

The speedometer and tachometer have two 194 bulbs each. When you pull the speedometer/tachometer unit out and look at the back, you will see 4 gray twist connectors screwed into the back of the speedometer and the tachometer. I purchased 4 WLED-x5 bulbs for this. Twist and carefully pull them out. Pull the old bulbs out of the gray connectors and push the new LED bulbs in. Carefully reinsert and twist.

The same size bulbs (WLED-x5) are used for instrument cluster. I used two bulbs for this; one for the battery and oil guages, one for the fuel and temperature guages. I purchased one WLED-xHP5 bulb for the 4wd light.

I purchased 7 smaller 78 bulbs (white) for the indicator lights between the speedometer and tachometer. These were for:

Left Turn Signal
Right Turn Signal
Brights
Brake Light
Check Engine
Seat Belt
Upshift Indicator

These use a smaller connector that twists into the instrument cluster. These may be black instead of gray.

Be careful when you work with your speedometer / tachometer unit. These use printed circuits that are on something similar to mylar plastic sheets that will likely be brittle. If you punch through the layers, you could short things out and cause nasty things to happen.

Only remove one connector at a time, replace the bulb, then replace the connector. This may help keep the mylar sheets properly aligned.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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I have a 94 yj and the write-up referenced was 100% correct. The LED lights make a phenomenal difference.

The speedometer and tachometer have two 194 bulbs each. When you pull the speedometer/tachometer unit out and look at the back, you will see 4 gray twist connectors screwed into the back of the speedometer and the tachometer. I purchased 4 WLED-x5 bulbs for this. Twist and carefully pull them out. Pull the old bulbs out of the gray connectors and push the new LED bulbs in. Carefully reinsert and twist.

The same size bulbs (WLED-x5) are used for instrument cluster. I used two bulbs for this; one for the battery and oil guages, one for the fuel and temperature guages. I purchased one WLED-xHP5 bulb for the 4wd light.

I purchased 7 smaller 78 bulbs (white) for the indicator lights between the speedometer and tachometer. These were for:

Left Turn Signal
Right Turn Signal
Brights
Brake Light
Check Engine
Seat Belt
Upshift Indicator

These use a smaller connector that twists into the instrument cluster. These may be black instead of gray.

Be careful when you work with your speedometer / tachometer unit. These use printed circuits that are on something similar to mylar plastic sheets that will likely be brittle. If you punch through the layers, you could short things out and cause nasty things to happen.

Only remove one connector at a time, replace the bulb, then replace the connector. This may help keep the mylar sheets properly aligned.
Thanks a TON! I'm going to order them and wait to meet up with a friend to help me out. Ill post a write up after. thinking of doing a red white and blue combo for my gauges. 'MERICA!
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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Now i have a 95 wrangler, does anyone know how many light are behind the 4x4 light?
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:27 PM   #10
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Now i have a 95 wrangler, does anyone know how many light are behind the 4x4 light?
NVM did some quick searching and got the answer it is 1

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