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Old 02-13-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Instrument panel lights.....Blue LED's

I want to get some of those bright blue LED bulbs for the dash panel. What size bulbs and where are you guys buying them?

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:26 PM   #3
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Do you have a bulb number??
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Yep I went with superbrightleds also. I ordered the "instrument panel and gauge led wedge base" #74
Just don't mix colors lol
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Old 02-13-2011, 12:37 PM   #5
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I'm thinking a #194 is what I need for my 05. Can anyone confirm this?
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That factory parts catalog shows it being a 103 for "instrument cluster illumination" which equals out to being the "same socket as the 74 bulbs, just the 103s have an enlarged head"

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Old 02-13-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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Just don't mix colors lol
The red line on the rpms in red would be cool just #5 and #6
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That's what I thought as well but since there is only 1 bulb between the tach and speedometer it blends the colors both ways
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What about the bulbs behind the heat/ac switches?
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:07 PM   #10
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how many bulbs are in our gauge cluster?
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When I get near my computer I can see which for the hvac

There are 5 for the cluster
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Hardermods, when you say "super bright" are you referring to the 74-xHP high power SMD bulbs?

I'm excited. This solves my minor annoyance of not being able to change the colors on my head unit to match the dash lights. Now I just need to figure out the HVAC control lights. I really need to get a manual.
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I went with the 74-x, if I reordered I would get either the HPs or the HP3s due to if you look at my pic of the full blue ones, you can see a few areas that are brighter than the rest.

Looks like for the Hvac your going to need the T4 Neo-wedges, Hvac Bulbs I cannot confirm this because I have not done mine yet. But I believe the link takes you to a trusted site
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but which series did you order theres different series on that website.

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I went with the 74-x, if I reordered I would get either the HPs or the HP3s due to if you look at my pic of the full blue ones, you can see a few areas that are brighter than the rest.

Looks like for the Hvac your going to need the T4 Neo-wedges, Hvac Bulbs I cannot confirm this because I have not done mine yet. But I believe the link takes you to a trusted site
Sorry, which specific page on superbrightleds.com are you referring to?
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Love the blue! Like my GTI
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I did the light change I went with V-led's shipped fast look good . I ordered both the single led bulb and tri led's the single gave hot spots so I tried the tri's and perfic all the light is even no hot spots
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I did the light change I went with V-led's shipped fast look good . I ordered both the single led bulb and tri led's the single gave hot spots so I tried the tri's and perfic all the light is even no hot spots
Hey T2000J, did you change the HVAC lights also? Would you please post a link of the bulbs you ordered? Thanks in advance!
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I want to get some of those bright blue LED bulbs for the dash panel. What size bulbs and where are you guys buying them?

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I replaced my bulbs in my 03 tj (which should be the same type of bulbs in yours). Got mine from super bright leds. Used 6 of the T-74 for the instrument cluster and 3 of the neo-4 wedge base for the hvac. Tried the blue at first and it was blinding going down the road. Ended up going with the red ones instead and looks good and not to bright.
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Can they be dimmed like the standard bulbs?
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I did the light change I went with V-led's shipped fast look good . I ordered both the single led bulb and tri led's the single gave hot spots so I tried the tri's and perfic all the light is even no hot spots
Looks like i need to go tri's then... the hot spots annoy me
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Sylvania shows 74 & 194 for my 97. I know that the cluster changed sometime around 00/01. Does anyone know what I'll need for my 97?
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Sylvania shows 74 & 194 for my 97. I know that the cluster changed sometime around 00/01. Does anyone know what I'll need for my 97?
You'll need the 74. If you want to redo the high beam indicator you will need a total of 6 bulbs
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You'll need the 74. If you want to redo the high beam indicator you will need a total of 6 bulbs
YES... i have a 97 also and thats what i used
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Hey T2000J, did you change the HVAC lights also? Would you please post a link of the bulbs you ordered? Thanks in advance!
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yes I changed the HVAC same bulb as the cluster (I have the slider HVAC)
5 for cluster and 2 for HVAC
Also changed the Hi-beam to red same bulb
If you have the knobs for hvac It's T-4 bulb (type-B)

2 V-LEDS 3 SMT BLUE WEDGE BASE DASH LIGHT BULBS 37 74 there are 2 in a pack
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check out Vleds.com, I bought some and they are great. These are what worked in my '97 TJ

2 V-LEDS 3 SMT BLUE WEDGE BASE DASH LIGHT BULBS 37 74

I also got these for by my feet. They plug right into the light bulb plug so they are super easy to install
V-LEDS WARM WHITE 48 M-SMT PCB 194 921 1156 3175 211
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man all of this makes me want to do this lil baby mod i have a 06 wrangler sport and what do i need cuz this is confusing me lil bit but alost made tired but if you could tell me what lights i need that would be awsome and im looking at the superbright leds and stuff says i need 103 and how do i know what ones i need
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That factory parts catalog shows it being a 103 for "instrument cluster illumination" which equals out to being the "same socket as the 74 bulbs, just the 103s have an enlarged head"

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I just did this mod over the last couple of weeks. I originally ordered from autoillumination.com, ended up using their #74 Tri-LEDs for the cluster, but had to go through 8 of them to get 5 that worked. Also, I trashed the rest of the order for the HVAC & Switches....complete crap in my opinion and re-ordered from superbrightleds.com which were awesome.

I made a video of the install to help out anybody, 'cause I referenced like 3 different wranglerforum threads and the sylvania website before I felt comfortable making my orders and doing the mod.

Here is the video link below: (also if you just want to skip to the end of the video I took snapshots of the specific part numbers that I ordered and where they went)



Hope this helps out, it was on a '04 TJ.

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