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post #1081 of 1132 Old 12-19-2012, 04:51 AM
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I installed the pc74 high power 120 degree in instrument panel for $2.79 ea and I have hot spots. I'm going to try these 74-xhp3 for $3.49 each. The photo of them on superbright looks weird...

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---------- PRODUCT INFORMATION ----------

Qty | Product / Options | Price/ea |
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5 | NEOx-xHP: NEOx LED Bulb - High Power Instrument Panel LED| $ 2.29 |
NEO4-WHP: 4mm NEO4-xHP Cool White
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5 | 74-xHP3: 74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED Wide Angle Wedge Base| $ 3.49 |
74-CWHP3: Cool White

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post #1082 of 1132 Old 12-19-2012, 07:06 AM
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I installed the pc74 high power 120 degree in instrument panel for $2.79 ea and I have hot spots. I'm going to try these 74-xhp3 for $3.49 each. The photo of them on superbright looks weird...
I just did the hp3s got no hot spots at all
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post #1083 of 1132 Old 12-19-2012, 10:20 AM
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Thanks a lot for this write up man!
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post #1084 of 1132 Old 01-08-2013, 05:14 PM
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Well today i got bored and being that it was my second time opening up my gauge cluster for LED's i decided what the heck and let me make a really detailed write up for those who may care and might look for how to do this in the future. Well as i said its really detailed and very simple.. i was bored but it will help those who never did it before..

Here it goes. ..

I ordered my LEDs from a company called V-LEDs.com, i will put an exact link to the bulbs you will need for this conversion from stock to LED and you have the choice of which color to choose. I would like to say that this company is really amazing and has really good customer service, i had a problem and without delay they fixed the problem. So order from them because they are really good and priced well (i think).

For this you will need a knife to open the new bulb packages and a phillips screwdriver, and to unscrew the top screws you can either use a stubby phillips or a 1/4 in socket on a small ratchet like i did.. and one more thing is if you have a small needle nose pliers you can use it too.. Oh and gloves if your like me and cut yourself every five seconds..

Order HERE and choose color.. (youll need only 5 but they come in pairs)

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This Is an awesome idea
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post #1085 of 1132 Old 01-13-2013, 06:00 AM
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I installed the pc74 high power 120 degree in instrument panel for $2.79 ea and I have hot spots. I'm going to try these 74-xhp3 for $3.49 each. The photo of them on superbright looks weird...
I was right, these 74-xhp3 don't fit....grrr, I need to re-read and see what I missed.
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post #1086 of 1132 Old 01-13-2013, 06:03 AM
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Really? That's what u used and they worked great

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post #1087 of 1132 Old 01-13-2013, 06:03 AM
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"I used" stupid iPhone lol

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post #1088 of 1132 Old 01-13-2013, 06:22 AM
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Really? That's what u used and they worked great
Mine's an 03 and judging by your username you have a 98...
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post #1089 of 1132 Old 01-13-2013, 08:49 AM
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Yea true, I've heard they have a different bulb base in the HVAC too, if you ever wanna put leds there, I would look into it

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post #1090 of 1132 Old 01-22-2013, 09:04 AM
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Just a heads up to those with 2002 TJ's (I have no idea what other model years would be included), but we don't have access to all the bulbs in the original write up. After opening mine up, I could only find the bulbs for the five main gauge backlights, and the hi beam indicator. Even after popping the white cover off the back, no bulbs. Not a big deal, just letting everyone know in case you were like me and bought bulbs for a bunch of the other indicators that you won't be able to use. I attached a pic of what you get on the back of the cluster for an '02. (The most infuriating thing is that I can't remove the bulb for that obnoxious shift indicator!!!!)

Huge thanks to MisterO though! That was a great write up for simplifying this into a twenty minute project!!
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post #1091 of 1132 Old 03-22-2013, 10:06 PM
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post #1092 of 1132 Old 03-23-2013, 07:31 AM
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has anyone had to buy the retainer for the bulb? I tried putting the stock bulb back in the center light and cant get it to come back on!

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post #1093 of 1132 Old 03-23-2013, 08:09 AM
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has anyone had to buy the retainer for the bulb? I tried putting the stock bulb back in the center light and cant get it to come back on!
Make sure the contacts are lining up properly - on socket and lip of hole.
I had the same problem with one of mine but kept moving it around to find the "sweet" spot.

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post #1094 of 1132 Old 03-23-2013, 09:55 AM
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Make sure the contacts are lining up properly - on socket and lip of hole.
I had the same problem with one of mine but kept moving it around to find the "sweet" spot.
I'll have to try it when I buy new LEDs I bought the cheap UV ones from v-leds and I can barely see them at night

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post #1095 of 1132 Old 03-23-2013, 10:39 AM
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I'll have to try it when I buy new LEDs I bought the cheap UV ones from v-leds and I can barely see them at night
Ok. Got mine from SuperbrightLEDs and no problems as of yet.
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