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12-13-2014 02:15 AM
breed56
Leds

I used Red led's on my 2004 Wrangler, worked out great, everything is red including the Radio and HVAC controls and they are dimmable. Great cheap med.
12-12-2014 08:23 AM
Sulkster
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Originally Posted by djwithanxj View Post
Thank you for the information! I did find the other post after you mentioned it. Just purchased the set to try multiple colors and a set of all blues just incase they dont work. I am also very interested as to how your dash turns out. My dash is starting to fade from sun exposure and am curious as to how yours looks when finished. Please post pictures when finished!
A few more parts left to do. Weather has not permitted.



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12-12-2014 06:32 AM
Neil F. With regards to the bright spots, did you order the multi LED bulbs? Some of those that have posted about uneven lighting had ordered single led bulbs.

Mine is illuminated evenly

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Originally Posted by Moreace View Post

Finally, I found this random harness and have t a clue what it's for. Wasn't hooked up. Was located under the top trim piece of the dash and seems to go down to the right of the vent. Sitting above the glove box in photo.
That harness is for the optional temp/compass mirror
12-12-2014 01:41 AM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by Moreace View Post
So I finally got my bulbs and went to try this tonight. First of all I realized I accidentally ordered only 2 bulbs for the HVAC controls. It's less than $2.50 for the bulb, but $3 to ship it! Not so happy about that. Here are the stock lights Here are the new "cool white" led lights. I don't like that the light is not spread evenly, for example on the fuel gauge the E is way brighter than the F. Same with the engine temp. Not the effect or overall brightness I was expecting. Not a radical difference. Also, mine definitely dim, seems to work for some, but not others. I also did the overhead light. The new one is much whiter and cleaner to the eye, HOWEVER, I feel the old halogen bulb may provide more useful light. Left original, right new. Thoughts? Finally, I found this random harness and have t a clue what it's for. Wasn't hooked up. Was located under the top trim piece of the dash and seems to go down to the right of the vent. Sitting above the glove box in photo.
Relieved I'm not the only one who had bright spots (and yes, I definitely checked that it was in correctly re: polarity) I'm not bothered by it though, mine works out so that it essentially highlights everything most important ha
12-11-2014 10:42 PM
Jessica08
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Originally Posted by Moreace View Post
Holy moly, $20 each I did the recommended https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...#/attributes/1
I had that in first, but it wasn't bright enough. Another poster recommended the bigger one, and it is a lot better. They have 10% off sales all the time. I'm about to place another order with them to get my front blinkers and side markers in LED.
12-11-2014 10:39 PM
Moreace
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Originally Posted by Jessica08 View Post
Don't know about some of your questions, but I'm thinking maybe the dome light you put in didn't have enough LED 's. This is the one I put in my Jeep, and it is plenty bright. It is oversized so it may not fit in your housing, but it worked in mine. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...wer/1563/3624/


I did mine in the cool white, and I don't have spots that are brighter like your E on the gas gauge is. That is kinda weird.
Holy moly, $20 each
I did the recommended https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...#/attributes/1
12-11-2014 08:43 PM
Jessica08 Don't know about some of your questions, but I'm thinking maybe the dome light you put in didn't have enough LED 's. This is the one I put in my Jeep, and it is plenty bright. It is oversized so it may not fit in your housing, but it worked in mine. https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...wer/1563/3624/


I did mine in the cool white, and I don't have spots that are brighter like your E on the gas gauge is. That is kinda weird.
12-11-2014 08:14 PM
Moreace So I finally got my bulbs and went to try this tonight.

First of all I realized I accidentally ordered only 2 bulbs for the HVAC controls. It's less than $2.50 for the bulb, but $3 to ship it! Not so happy about that.

Here are the stock lights


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Here are the new "cool white" led lights. I don't like that the light is not spread evenly, for example on the fuel gauge the E is way brighter than the F. Same with the engine temp. Not the effect or overall brightness I was expecting. Not a radical difference. Also, mine definitely dim, seems to work for some, but not others.



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I also did the overhead light. The new one is much whiter and cleaner to the eye, HOWEVER, I feel the old halogen bulb may provide more useful light. Left original, right new. Thoughts?



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Finally, I found this random harness and have t a clue what it's for. Wasn't hooked up. Was located under the top trim piece of the dash and seems to go down to the right of the vent. Sitting above the glove box in photo.



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11-27-2014 10:55 AM
Rsplash93 Hey gang, I have read through 50+ pages about the led dash install. Got mine in last night. But I didnt think to get one for the OD indicator bulb. Does anyone know what number it is for Superbrightleds web site? I will order the dome and tranny light with it.
11-26-2014 12:55 PM
97WranglerOhio
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Originally Posted by djwithanxj View Post
Has anyone done this using multiple colors? Wanted to do this to my girlfriends dash, and she suggested I did it using LEDs to make it like a rainbow. Just curious as to if anyone had already tried it.
Let us know about the multiple colors. I think that the colors will bleed together so it will be interesting for sure. Good luck!
11-24-2014 05:52 PM
djwithanxj
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Originally Posted by Sulkster View Post
Finally got my LEDs!! Can't wait to install tomorrow. The mail runs later in the day this time of year. I ordered 1 week ago exactly. Not bad, I will be taking most of the dash apart anyways since I'll be painting it. I've already done a few areas that were easy to do so should be fun.

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I only need 7 total but ordered 8 just in case. Ha! Remember these are polarized so they go in one way. So if they don't work or don't seem as bright as the others you will need to turn them and remember to check them before bolting everything back up.

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That's the paint I'm using 2-3 light coats and then 2-3 clear coats. It is holding up very well. I did the center bezel bout 6 months ago and it hasn't scratched yet. I recently sanded it down because I'm doing it and the vents blue. I originally wanted all black which may still happen. Lol. Sure u all understand.

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Thank you for the information! I did find the other post after you mentioned it. Just purchased the set to try multiple colors and a set of all blues just incase they dont work. I am also very interested as to how your dash turns out. My dash is starting to fade from sun exposure and am curious as to how yours looks when finished. Please post pictures when finished!
11-24-2014 04:14 PM
Sulkster Finally got my LEDs!! Can't wait to install tomorrow. The mail runs later in the day this time of year. I ordered 1 week ago exactly. Not bad, I will be taking most of the dash apart anyways since I'll be painting it. I've already done a few areas that were easy to do so should be fun.

Attachment 1674473

I only need 7 total but ordered 8 just in case. Ha! Remember these are polarized so they go in one way. So if they don't work or don't seem as bright as the others you will need to turn them and remember to check them before bolting everything back up.

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That's the paint I'm using 2-3 light coats and then 2-3 clear coats. It is holding up very well. I did the center bezel bout 6 months ago and it hasn't scratched yet. I recently sanded it down because I'm doing it and the vents blue. I originally wanted all black which may still happen. Lol. Sure u all understand.

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11-24-2014 02:02 PM
Jay_Hawker
thanks!

Thanks bro! I'm not familiar at all with EBAY, never bought a thing off of there nor would I have thought to look there. Appreciate the help!
11-24-2014 04:17 AM
bigzakyp
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Originally Posted by Jay_Hawker View Post
Has anyone done this to an 04 jeep wrangler sport? I'm lost on the website and have no idea which bulbs to order... the part numbers listed in this thread don't pop up when I put my vehicle in the bulb finder... really wanting to turn my dash lights blue!
http://m.ebay.com/itm/200901736790?nav=SEARCH
11-21-2014 11:44 AM
Jay_Hawker Has anyone done this to an 04 jeep wrangler sport? I'm lost on the website and have no idea which bulbs to order... the part numbers listed in this thread don't pop up when I put my vehicle in the bulb finder... really wanting to turn my dash lights blue!
11-17-2014 02:39 AM
Sulkster Awesome mod! I'm doing blue and placing order shortly. I have a 97 TJ w/ slider HVAC so I'll need 7 bhp's. Will order 8-9 in case I have any faulty one's. Close to $40. Just curious if anyone has the most recent promo code?😂. Every lil bit helps. I know as soon as I place order someone will post it. Lol. Btw mixing colors will blend together and according to other posts they don't turn out well. I did see a few posts using 2 differ colors which divides in between the speedometer gauge. Back around page 70 if on iPhone. They used amber and green. Not bad.
11-16-2014 04:31 PM
djwithanxj Has anyone done this using multiple colors? Wanted to do this to my girlfriends dash, and she suggested I did it using LEDs to make it like a rainbow. Just curious as to if anyone had already tried it.
11-12-2014 11:27 PM
mister ed
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Originally Posted by Top Thrill Jagster View Post
how many are in there? just one?

And could you send a link to which one will fit/work best or whichever one you personally used? Thanks I appreciate the help.
This one should fit.

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...edge-base/198/

And that one would be plenty bright enough. I ordered the Cool White flavor.
11-12-2014 09:05 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by Top Thrill Jagster View Post
how many are in there? just one? And could you send a link to which one will fit/work best or whichever one you personally used? Thanks I appreciate the help.
A single or 4 bulb I've been told should fit. Can't confirm for sure because I have had greater jeep issues lately and not gotten around to buying the proper bulb but I CAN confirm the 194 5smd won't fit. Been there, failed that.
11-12-2014 08:48 PM
Top Thrill Jagster
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Originally Posted by mister ed View Post
194 bulb. Don't get the 5-LED bulb. It won't fit. The LEDs stick out on the side too much.
how many are in there? just one?

And could you send a link to which one will fit/work best or whichever one you personally used? Thanks I appreciate the help.
11-12-2014 08:23 PM
mister ed 194 bulb. Don't get the 5-LED bulb. It won't fit. The LEDs stick out on the side too much.
11-12-2014 07:29 PM
Top Thrill Jagster I have scoured this thread, going through 30-40 of the 57 pages. Maybe I'm just cruddy at skimming, but I cannot seem to find the size bulb to replace the shifter light in my automatic. That is the light for the PRND21 plate...

Does anyone know what bulb that is from super-bright-leds? Please if you know help! Or send me the link to the page if you know it. Thanks!
11-10-2014 07:02 PM
mister ed Ok...i've read through bits and pieces of this thread but I haven't seen anything on this...

I have a '98 with the slide HVAC controls and I got one bulb to light up(left side) but the other bulb never lit...and once I turned it on I got a nice little puff of smoke from the bulb area. Any ideas? Now neither bulb will light up after trying to plug them both in and then I got nice little puff of smoke from the other side. Did I just fry something? I'm half tempted to just find another HVAC control.

Oh...and taking out the gauge cluster is a bit PITA if you have a the Poison Spyder bolt in cage...just saying.
11-06-2014 10:04 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Justin2000TJ View Post
Does anyone know the sizes on the courtesy lights below the dash & the overhead light on a 2000 TJ? I've seen several different sizes & I'm tired of being wrong haha.

I'm wanting some LEDs to replace them. Thanks!
If you have your owners manual it will tell you.
11-06-2014 09:17 AM
NYjeeper_TJ I believe they are all 194 bulbs.
11-05-2014 08:06 PM
Justin2000TJ Does anyone know the sizes on the courtesy lights below the dash & the overhead light on a 2000 TJ? I've seen several different sizes & I'm tired of being wrong haha.

I'm wanting some LEDs to replace them. Thanks!
10-31-2014 10:09 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Jessica08 View Post
Mine dim as well but not that big of a difference. I always keep mine on the brightest setting so that doesn't affect me any.
It effects your night vision looking out the windshield.
10-31-2014 10:03 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by 97WranglerOhio View Post
The brown base is just a holder for the bulbs. Pull the old ones out and pop the new ones in. Easy peasey.
I agree and said that earlier and someone said that when they pulled out the stock bulb they were on the bulbs. Makes no sense to me.
10-31-2014 10:00 AM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by Tweejayyy View Post
Where did you get your red ones? My jeeps black with some red led strips
Red is the best color light for night vision. The Navy uses red passageway lighting on internal lighting after sunset on all ships so if you have to go above deck you will be able to see better at night. All aircraft I have seen use red instrument lighting .
10-31-2014 06:17 AM
Neil F. Which one (link) Like said, careful some multi leds are too big
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