has anyone put the superbrightleds in a dash with the white background on each dial? i put red in tonight, and they light up the needles, but don't light the numbers at all. i have the polarities correct, from the back i can loosen each led and rock it on the contacts and see it go on and off.
i just got my jeep. i passed over many because i didn't want the dash with the white backgrounds, but i couldn't pass up this 05 unlimited rubicon with hard top.
and now, my worst problem. the attached picture is my removed dash. does anyone know if my guess is correct that the 78,268 means the dash was replaced and the 49k i see on the odometer is really 49k + 78k? i really, really hate used car dealers.
thanks for any help on the lights. if i don't get some resolution, i might have a set of red for both the dash and hvac box for a real good price
Yes the writting may mean the cluster was replaced. It may also not be the dealer's fault. Unless they did it, which I doubt, they would have no way of knowing. The PO probably had it changed due to a problem. There is not much you can do about it as the mileage goes with the cluster.
2003 TJ, 33" BFG AT, 2" BL, 2" BDS spring lift, Truck Lite headlights, Homemade sunrider top.
I've only got LEDs in the HVAC and (auto) shifter and they dim like the normal globes.
I still have standard globes in the gauge cluster and assume because they are all on the same circuit, it's the regular globes causing the LEDs to dim when I want them to.
Been reading over this thread pretty much all day and I was trying to figure out if the regular pc74 led bulbs would be fine or if I really needed to go with the pc74 hp's and I found that the stock bulbs are 8.8 lumens, so the regular LEDs would be dimmer than the stock bulbs.
So I just got my lights in the mail and I should be able to install them tonight. I will post pics after I get it all buttoned up. I do have one issue and can't seem to find where it was talked about in the thread, but the light for my shifter light does not fit in the shifter! I thought I read somewhere that I need to cut a slot to fit it. Can someone that has replaced their bulb tell me what they did? Here is the bulb I got- http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...edge-base/211/
Installed the lights tonight looks good! Note to anyone doing this install, make sure your kids aren't using the jeep as their personal jungle gym! But my step daughter helped me out a lot! Also had to mod the light I got for the shift light. I also found out that I was unable to change the bulb in my axle lock, it is soldered into the circuit board! And my Lights do DIM!!! Here's the before and after:
I used one of these bulbs for the shifter on my '97.
(excuse me while I use Mr. Sills pic )
The base is a perfect fit but the 'bulb' part is too big to fit into the round cavity.
Ended up holding the globe up against the cavity (without inserting it) and wrapping some duct tape around it to hold it in place. Used a couple of small zip ties for good measure.
Even though the bulb won't fit all the way in the cavity, there are 12 LEDs on that badboy so it pumps out more than enough to illuminate the auto shifter pattern.