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post #1021 of 1132 Old 02-27-2012, 09:42 AM
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I read in another forum that you need 7 of the 74 xhp for the cluster and slider controls on the 97 and 98. So you will need 5 for cluster and 2 for the hvac slider

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post #1022 of 1132 Old 02-27-2012, 11:19 AM
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I got it working this morning. Thanks for the help
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post #1023 of 1132 Old 03-02-2012, 05:28 PM
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I just ordered 7 blue LEDS from superbrightleds.com to replace my instrument cluster as well as my heater control in my 98 TJ. The cluster worked fine however the heater control LEDS started to smoke as soon as I turned on the parking lights.

I swapped out the smoking LEDS with 2 stockers from the instrument just to make sure that there wasnt a difference in the bulbs from the cluster to the heater control. The factory bulbs from the cluster work just fine in the heater control so its not that. The only thing I can think is the twist in holders are a little different in height from the cluster to the control causing he metal to touch and instantly burning up the LEDS.

I called superbright about my situation and the guy on the phone also thinks that the twist in holders are different. He is sending me a total of 4 LEDS as well as 2 new twist in holders to try and figure it out. I have nothing but great things to say about superbrights customer service, he actually stayed past his time to leave just to try and help me out, you just dont get this type of service from most companies and to beat it all its Friday!!

I will post my new results as soon as I get the replacemens in to try out. Im super happy with the LEDS in the cluster, they are super bright and a drastic improvement over the factory bulbs. The part #s I ordered were the 3 LED in blue 74-BHP3.

Be careful if you are doing this mod on a 98 TJ with all 7 bulbs #74, there is some kind of difference in the twist in bulb holders in the heater/AC control.
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post #1024 of 1132 Old 03-05-2012, 03:51 PM
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Which bulb is that?
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post #1025 of 1132 Old 03-05-2012, 04:34 PM
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I just ordered 7 blue LEDS from superbrightleds.com to replace my instrument cluster as well as my heater control in my 98 TJ. The cluster worked fine however the heater control LEDS started to smoke as soon as I turned on the parking lights.

I swapped out the smoking LEDS with 2 stockers from the instrument just to make sure that there wasnt a difference in the bulbs from the cluster to the heater control. The factory bulbs from the cluster work just fine in the heater control so its not that. The only thing I can think is the twist in holders are a little different in height from the cluster to the control causing he metal to touch and instantly burning up the LEDS.

I called superbright about my situation and the guy on the phone also thinks that the twist in holders are different. He is sending me a total of 4 LEDS as well as 2 new twist in holders to try and figure it out. I have nothing but great things to say about superbrights customer service, he actually stayed past his time to leave just to try and help me out, you just dont get this type of service from most companies and to beat it all its Friday!!

I will post my new results as soon as I get the replacemens in to try out. Im super happy with the LEDS in the cluster, they are super bright and a drastic improvement over the factory bulbs. The part #s I ordered were the 3 LED in blue 74-BHP3.

Be careful if you are doing this mod on a 98 TJ with all 7 bulbs #74, there is some kind of difference in the twist in bulb holders in the heater/AC control.
so your AC controlls are the sliders like my 97?? which is the exact bulb number you ordered for the ac controlls and how many ? 2 or 3? thanks!

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post #1026 of 1132 Old 03-05-2012, 07:59 PM
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DerekXJ- My 98 also has the same slider style heat/ac control. It has 2 bulbs in it, I replaced those with part # 74-BHP3 ( the B stands for blue). Of course they both burned up as soon as I turned on my parking lights.

I should have the replacements from superbright on Wednesday and I hope to swap them out after work. I will post my results as soon as I have them in whether they are working or not.
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post #1027 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 06:38 PM
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I'm really considering doing this, but I'm not sure which color. Has anyone used green LEDs yet. Would like to see those. I noticed that the colored ones make the cluster darker and harder to see in areas that are supposed to be red like at the high end of the tach. I'm worried that green LEDs would look funny in those areas. The white LEDs seem to brighten it the most I guess because there are no conflicting colors.
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post #1028 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 08:49 PM
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I did green on the gauges and the hvac I'll get a pic
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post #1029 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 08:55 PM
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I did green looks great no problems seeing it at all!

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post #1030 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 08:59 PM
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I like them a lot if your thinking u want green do it. Then high ends of the gauges just are in like a darker shade of green and it looks fine.
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post #1031 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 09:36 PM
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Did you use the tri LEDs or the single LEDs for the green?

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post #1032 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 09:40 PM
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Single blue leds in the dash here, gotta order some of the little ones to make the hvac blue.


95 xj bone stock for now
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post #1033 of 1132 Old 07-10-2012, 10:11 PM
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i used the single leds. what kind of bike do u have?
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post #1034 of 1132 Old 07-11-2012, 03:34 AM
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I have a Giant Anthem X2 upgraded everything and a Specialized Allez, you ride?

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post #1035 of 1132 Old 07-11-2012, 06:06 AM
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I did blue single led
You can't really see the red




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