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Old 04-03-2019, 08:26 AM
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LED Dash

Well 2 weeks into ownership and the dash has been converted almost completely to LEDs. Amazon has 30 pack of 194 LED bulbs for $10 (NATURELO One Daily Multivitamin... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07G566CTN...p_mob_ap_share). Was a relatively simple process just had to remove all of the dash panels and carefully put the LEDs in. I am ordering 74s for the center cluster (turn signals etc) to do this weekend. Makes a huge difference! Here are some pictures!

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Looks great! I did the same with red LED's of the same part and it came out really well. I didn't even know there was a light in the Heater-Unit and a light under dash until I started taking stuff apart lol.

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Looks great! I did the same with red LED's of the same part and it came out really well. I didn't even know there was a light in the Heater-Unit and a light under dash until I started taking stuff apart lol.

Also, hello from South Jersey as well!

Me either! When I found it, I was like "welp might as well!" LED 74s are coming tomorrow for the cluster between the tac and speedometer.

Thanks! Glad there is a good group of us here.
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Quick question since I did this myself... Do you experience any of the lights flickering in or out? Or some lights just not lighting up at all? My lights on my gauge cluster just don't work all the time, but my Speedometer and Tachometer are just fine.
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That looks good. I have been thinking about doing the same thing, especially the interior lights off the door switches. Are they dimmable?
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Quick question since I did this myself... Do you experience any of the lights flickering in or out? Or some lights just not lighting up at all? My lights on my gauge cluster just don't work all the time, but my Speedometer and Tachometer are just fine.
The 94 bulbs can be a pain. If they aren’t working, to spinning them 180°. I’ve had the most issues with the 74s in the center cluster between the tach and speedo.
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That looks good. I have been thinking about doing the same thing, especially the interior lights off the door switches. Are they dimmable?
They are not dimmable. Couldn’t find any “dimmable” with decent reviews on a budget.

Are you looking to do the footwell courteous lights? I used LED bulb number 1156 for those. Same light fits the under-hood light.
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Careful how many of candescent bulbs you replace with LED's. LED's don't use as much power/amps so when you switch out all the candescent lights the left over power tends to go 'places' and can burn out other things.
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Careful how many of candescent bulbs you replace with LED's. LED's don't use as much power/amps so when you switch out all the candescent lights the left over power tends to go 'places' and can burn out other things.
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I know it sounds silly. Not sure if it happens with jeeps but I've seen blower motors die from swapping interior lights over to LED's. Not just once mind you, I've seen it 30 or 40 times on various makes and models. Typically it happens on older vehicles where grounds start to get a little rusty. Since these YJ's are getting so old, I figured I would throw the info out there just so he can keep it in the back of his mind.
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A. How would one circuit (instrument panel lights) not using all it's available power. Burn out a separate circuit, (Blower motor)?

B. If that were true, then why doesn't the blower motor burn out during the day when your lights are off.


C. Lightsoutlacy, Check your gauge panel ground, clean it up and your connector plug at the same time, add a dab of dielectric grease and I'd be surprised if tha doesn't take care of your intermittent problem
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Thanks for the thoughts and input! I will keep an eye on but so far so good.
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Thanks for the thoughts and input! I will keep an eye on but so far so good.
Park it in the garage, turn the lights on, place a voltage drop bucket under the jeep to catch the left over power. In the morning, put it back in the battery.
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Careful how many of candescent bulbs you replace with LED's. LED's don't use as much power/amps so when you switch out all the candescent lights the left over power tends to go 'places' and can burn out other things.
im kind of unsure how this would be possible, I could see if amperage/wattage was increasing however the electrical system is only putting out so much, and the electronics are only going to use what is needed (IE the LEDs) and what ever is "left over" will go back to the battery honestly the laws of energy are at play here, you can't create or destroy energy, only convert.

also if that were the case then why hasn't my 1999 F250 blown up and melted? its fully converted to 100% LED lighting all around....and yea its been that way since LEDs hit the market...yes I converted it back in the day when these LEDs cost in excess of $20 for a single bulb.....it still works!!


I know on older cars and trucks and Jeeps your grounds may need to be checked, but if your burning things out you need to clean and replace the grounds as that energy that is burning out things like blower motors is going around the wrong path so to say and its not finding the grounding path it needs to properly go through due to either rusty grounds or broken grounds....


@OP: I like what you did looks very nice!

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