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Old 01-05-2008, 06:11 PM
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Gauge LED question

I ordered 4 #74 LED to replace my stock bulbs. i was wondering if i need the twist and lock base to install them or can i just stick these #74 LED bulbs in. anyone got a manual on how to install these bulbs?

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I ordered 4 #74 LED to replace my stock bulbs. i was wondering if i need the twist and lock base to install them or can i just stick these #74 LED bulbs in. anyone got a manual on how to install these bulbs?

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Using these twist bulbs isn't going to give you the full affect that you're wanting. It's going to leave hot spots on your cluster. What you need to do is get LED strips so that it'll illuminate the whole cluster. Here's what mine look like

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damn that looks good what did u do to power the strips? run them to your parking lights?
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yes im also curious as to how you set that up behind the cluster
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yeah get back to us...that looks amazing...maybe even a DIY write up for us...
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it took me about 2-3 hours to set this whole thing up. Here's a write-up for everyone http://preludepower.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254225
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dayum that's a must. so dope.
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so why is the needle no longer lit?
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So when you put the led strips in there, im assuming you just remove the original bulbs...right? Don't know why they would need to remain there. I guess I just answered my own question.
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unless you want to leave the one on the needle?
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yea this is a must..whered u get the led strips from?
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so why is the needle no longer lit?
cause there isn't any light really focused on the needles. I can still sell them at night moving around, so I'm not too worried about it

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So when you put the led strips in there, im assuming you just remove the original bulbs...right? Don't know why they would need to remain there. I guess I just answered my own question.
LOL, you pretty much did

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yea this is a must..whered u get the led strips from?
You can get LED strips from a lot of different places. I can't remember which company I bought mine from, but I know www.superbrightleds.com sells them. They have 30 led and 15 led light strips. Just get 2 of the 15 led strips and you're be good. The ones I have in my guages have 18 LED bulbs for each strip
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