I did my dash a while ago (EL), put red LED's in. Its not very hard to do but i found that my dash is nowhere near as bright as the standard globes. I got the highest intensity LED's from Dick Smith i could find. You will also need some resistors. What i did wrong and which i beleive is the reason to my dash not being so bright is i stuffed up when soldering them in place. You have to get the LED's to sit flush with the top of the bulb holder, so that bottom of LED sits on top of bulb holder. Also make sure they are straight coz the LED's only have 15deg angle of highest intensity. When i have nothing better to do i'll pull the dash out and fix them. Or might even go back to the globes!
xtr, firstly you should of went to jaycar. and its bit more then 15 degrees.. and i think you might of done it wrong since theres a fair few people i know now, and myself doing 4 dashes and have had no lightin issues at all!
Originally posted by fUSiON xtr, firstly you should of went to jaycar. and its bit more then 15 degrees.. and i think you might of done it wrong since theres a fair few people i know now, and myself doing 4 dashes and have had no lightin issues at all!
The ones I got from Dick Smith are only 15deg, thats what was stated in the specs that came with the LED's. I dont even know if we have a Jaycar store in WA. I am not saying that its not worth doing, i was just stating what i did wrong. I'd love to make em more bright. If there is a jaycar in Perth i'll go get em from there and redo it. Can you get the buld holders from Jaycar too?? Cheers.
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