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Unread 11-07-2013, 08:14 AM   #31
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Is it really visible at night? Looks great. I'm thinking of doing the orange overlay(being a tennessee fan).LOL A night pic would be cool. Also did you get the 4 point ba9 bulbs from them?
Yeah, they show up great at night. Don't have any pics, but will take some tonight and post them tomorrow. I did use aftermarket gauges for the ones outside the speedometer. I wanted to go mechanical. I am a freak about things matching so what I ended up doing on the indicator lights for the wipers, headlights and stuff was take them apart, buy some green plastic notebook dividers and cut them to fit and put them in so they would be green too. I don't recall the part #, but I did use their green led light bulbs in the speedometer assembly. Also, someone mentioned the plastic bulb covers in the original speedometer assembly, I have seen some people use too hot a bulb and sort of melt them and then they aren't as bright.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #32
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LED are a great idea just make sure you find ones that disperse the light evenly and dont give you bright and dim spots. look for non directional LEDs.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 10:32 AM   #33
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You can use bulb #1895, 3.8 watts, or bulb #1893, 4.6 watts. A #53 bulb is only 2 watts. www.jamstrait.com lists #1895 LED bulbs. They also come in different colors. Their site says that Autozone and Checkers sell these bulbs. My local Autozone can order them, but I don't have a Checkers.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 11:17 AM   #34
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Be careful what bulb you use in the speedometer, the #53 bulb has a small short glass dome. Any bulb that is taller will melt the blue plastic dome covers.... Ask me how I know.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 02:18 PM   #35
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Be careful what bulb you use in the speedometer, the #53 bulb has a small short glass dome. Any bulb that is taller will melt the blue plastic dome covers.... Ask me how I know.

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So what did you use to replace the plastic housings? Mine are crazed. Can I use these bulbs for every housing in the speedo or just certain ones?
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Unread 11-07-2013, 06:46 PM   #36
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So what did you use to replace the plastic housings? Mine are crazed. Can I use these bulbs for every housing in the speedo or just certain ones?
Bought a used OEM speedo gauge that was in pieces and replaced my housing with the good bulb covers... problem solved and I never used any other filament bulb than the #53's.
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Unread 11-07-2013, 07:58 PM   #37
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Not that functional dash lights will be important, I do watch my Nuvi more than anything nowadays, I will probably rely on it in the CJ too.

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Unread 11-07-2013, 09:20 PM   #38
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Bought a used OEM speedo gauge that was in pieces and replaced my housing with the good bulb covers... problem solved and I never used any other filament bulb than the #53's.
But didn't u say you took those out cause the lighting wasn't as good?
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:01 AM   #39
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I had purchased LED bulbs to replace the #53's, LED's don't give off heat like a filament bulb does, but the light from the LED's did not match the rest of the lights from the other instruments. So out they came .
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Unread 11-08-2013, 05:35 AM   #40
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Just remember that on led bulbs that illuminate through a colors filter ( blinkers, hi beam indicator, red warning lights) that you need to match the bulb to the color of the filter. Www.superbrightleds.com.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #41
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Got a picture of my white face speedometer lite up. Not a great picture, but my camera didn't want to take a picture in the dark! I had to get right up on it to get it to take.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 04:31 PM   #42
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Got a picture of my white face speedometer lite up. Not a great picture, but my camera didn't want to take a picture in the dark! I had to get right up on it to get it to take.
Looks fricin awesome. I talked to white gauges.net. They are gonna make me a custom one.
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Unread 12-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #43
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I have a slightly different problem. There seems to be plenty of light behind the face but the face itself seems to have fallen towards the glass leaving me with ok light at the bottom but almost none at the top. As anyone seen this before?
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Unread 12-31-2013, 02:13 PM   #45
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