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Old 07-27-2008, 04:57 PM
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5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

Ok so I plan on replacing all of the current incandecent bulbs to white LEDs. I am ordering from http://autolumination.com/74.htm to get my gauge cluster LED's. Now I need them for the cruise, moonroof, dimmer, and a/c controls.

What I need help with: Finding the correct type of LED and twist base that I need to replace these.

There are 6 total more that I need. But I do not know what size I need or what bases I need.

Here are pictures of the current bulbs and bases.

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Cruise: (only need to replace the white one)


AC controls (there are 3 that are the same):




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Already got you covered for the buttons:
http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=9340

For the Climate control, don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure it's the Type-B's fro mthe same web page.

I'll have a write up coming very soon.
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Thanks Ocean... you have been really helpful in this whole process. I just measured the climate control bulbs and you are correct, they are Type B from the site.
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OK I just ordered everything,

tri-led's and bases for the cluster
3 A-type for the buttons
3 B-type for the climate control

All in Bright White

Once i get everything, ill post pics!
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Can't wait to see them, and thanks!
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OOPS! nevermind. Didn't read enough. I'm a moron. Thank you and good morning.


I'm definitely down for doing this. I would prefer a writeup from someone who's done it before, cuz Im not sure how I feel about taking my dash apart... Who knows, maybe I'll try it.
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haha, it happens....

Oceanborn's writeups on the dash buttons and custer were great. If I get mine in the mail before he gets around to making one for the climate control, ill make one. I love making DIY's.

Dash Buttons (i need to quit calling them that whats their real name?) - http://preludezone.com/showthread.php?t=9340
Cluster - INT: 5th gen - How to change the color of a 5th gen's gauge cluster

EDIT: importsnrice has made one for the climate control... he even went through the trouble of changing ALL of the led's. I think ill keep the stock led's and only change the twist loc bulbs
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

i'm just curious whats the point of doing this mod? or is it just so it basically will never burn out?
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

I'd say the main reason is to change the color of the gauges. Colored incandescents tend to be WAYYYY to dim to use.
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

ooh ok..
well i dunno bout you guys, but i tend to have mine turned WAY down on the brightness. less distracting i think.
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

Throw this site out there, for another optionSuperbrightleds
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

SuperbrightLEDs is a good site, if you know exactly what you're looking for, and are familiar with the site. Otherwise, it's confusing as ship.
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

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SuperbrightLEDs is a good site, if you know exactly what you're looking for, and are familiar with the site. Otherwise, it's confusing as ship.

have you ordered yours from there? would you like to add exactly what you bought to help us out? =]



op you get the lights in yet? pictures! =P

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yea i'd like to see some pics
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Re: 5th gen Dash lights - incandecent to LED conversion questions

question, if you do the led switch over, can you still dim your dash lights? probably a dumb question i know.. but ya..
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The brightness, or Lumen's, is based on a measurement the manufactures refer to as mcd's. They may list it as 20K or 20,000, etc.

Depending on what color you go with, Blue I assume? Look for a LED that is between 8K to 12K mcd. They are dimmable, about 50 to 60% before they completely go out. I am sensitive to light as well and HATE bright lights shining at my eyes in the dark.
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The brightness, or Lumen's, is based on a measurement the manufactures refer to as mcd's. They may list it as 20K or 20,000, etc.

Depending on what color you go with, Blue I assume? Look for a LED that is between 8K to 12K mcd. They are dimmable, about 50 to 60% before they completely go out. I am sensitive to light as well and HATE bright lights shining at my eyes in the dark.
kk thanks.

haha i actually agree with you on something! lol i cant stand bright dash lights either

also i'm looking on http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...nstrument.html... but does anyone know which ones i need??

Edit: anyone have pics of this mod in red? or amber?
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this site shows how to convert all interior bulbs and what size

HOW TO: 5th Generation LED Conversion - Preludepower.com
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If you switch to leds - does the original orange interferes?
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No, because you are replacing the bulbs, and the leds power through any tinted film. So no, no orange at all
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Ok so I plan on replacing all of the current incandecent bulbs to white LEDs. I am ordering from Autolumination Instrument Panel Light Bulbs & Lamps) to get my gauge cluster LED's. Now I need them for the cruise, moonroof, dimmer, and a/c controls.

What I need help with: Finding the correct type of LED and twist base that I need to replace these.

There are 6 total more that I need. But I do not know what size I need or what bases I need.

Here are pictures of the current bulbs and bases.

Dimmer:


Moonroof:


Cruise: (only need to replace the white one)


AC controls (there are 3 that are the same):




Thanks to anyone who can help!
very good information, but I still have doubts with the prelude 99
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This is all perfect.
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