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post #61 of 100 Old 01-06-2020, 05:54 AM
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Has anyone done red with the OPs setup? I loved the red of my Audi and would like to replicate it. Also, I have AC, is that gonna make the swap a pain in the ***??

I would need the following:
6 12v red led lights for the controls
4 red BA9S bulbs for clock, tach, battery, oil
3 red BA9S for speedo
2 green BA9S for blinkers
1 Red BA9S for brake
1 Blue BA9S for brights
1 orange BA9S for 4x4

Would that do the trick? Did I misread the setup?
The light positions have a blue cover over the bulbs so you would have to remove the cover.

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Yes, the AC will make it difficult but not impossible.

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post #62 of 100 Old 01-06-2020, 06:30 AM
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I believe 2700k is the normal incandescent light color, so if you got an LED that color, would you need to worry about the blue color, as that would tint it green like OEM.

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Yes, the AC will make it difficult but not impossible.

Thank you. I'm going to need to drop my dash to put the driver side windshield nut back on, so this is probably going to be a non-issue.


I've ordered up all the lights and am excited to get this baby comletely LEDed.

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I've ordered up all the lights and am excited to get this baby comletely LEDed.

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Could you post the part numbers and a link to where you bought them? If that info was posted earlier in the thread I missed it.

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UW91,
Could you post the part numbers and a link to where you bought them? If that info was posted earlier in the thread I missed it.

Thanks in advance...

No problemo:


12v LED for controls - https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...dc-led/55/344/


BA9S bulbs to replace factory in speedo and other gauges - https://www.ledlight.com/ba9s-6-led-light.aspx
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No problemo:


12v LED for controls - https://www.superbrightleds.com/more...dc-led/55/344/


BA9S bulbs to replace factory in speedo and other gauges - https://www.ledlight.com/ba9s-6-led-light.aspx


Awesome. Thank you.


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Silly question; Do you need the ignition on to see the gauge lights turn on? I got all the bulbs in the gauges swapped out and wanted to test it to see, but nothing turned on. Lights turned on and no matter what I did with the light knob they wouldn't show, leading me to believe I needed to have the ignition on.

I may also have a short somewhere b/c my clock was acting funky as I adjusted my lights.

Think I found my answer since much is connected to the box... Yes, switch matters.

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Silly question; Do you need the ignition on to see the gauge lights turn on? I got all the bulbs in the gauges swapped out and wanted to test it to see, but nothing turned on. Lights turned on and no matter what I did with the light knob they wouldn't show, leading me to believe I needed to have the ignition on.

I may also have a short somewhere b/c my clock was acting funky as I adjusted my lights.

Think I found my answer since much is connected to the box... Yes, switch matters.
The Lighting circuit is seperate from the Ignition/Accessory circuit. You should not need the ignition on to see the gauge lights light up.
If you do, something is miss wired or your dash is not grounded.
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The light positions have a blue cover over the bulbs so you would have to remove the cover.

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Yes, the AC will make it difficult but not impossible.

John, you said I would need to remove the blue covers to get the red tint to show correctly? Along with the other gauges, I imagine.
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Hmm... Didn't think about those..

Doable but not easy to reseal.


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Hmm... Didn't think about those..

Doable but not easy to reseal.

It looks like I could maybe (carefully) take a drill bit and bore out the 3 pins that hold it to the gauge. If I don't do that, I'm getting purple gauges, right?

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I think filtering colors is a bit different than adding colors.

Not sure what you get.


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I think filtering colors is a bit different than adding colors.

Not sure what you get.

I took some needlenose plyers to those little cups and was able to sorta twist/distort them out. I'm simply worried to **** now that I have some wiring issue bc I can't see the lights on when I plug the battery in. Ugghhhhh

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Whelp, did some upgrades and though the speedo gauge indicators are bright as hell the other reds are not so bright. I'm almost wondering if I didn't get the lights as far pushed in as I should have? (2nd pic) I know on the gauges I'll have to either go back to my former why lights or I will need to simply get some new gauges from Speedhut or whatever the place is. So frustrating b/c I was excited to see some brighter reds from the gauges.

Side note: I think my wiring is majorly effed. Blinker lights were stuck on (not that I don't have everything put back together) and my light switch doesn't dim these at all. I think I just screwed myself and opened a monster pandora's box.

EDIT: Yup, I effed em up. I have the damn plastic ring facing incorrectly for the dash labels... I need to pull off all the spades and redo them so that the LED is closer to the label. Frick.
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Speedo blinker lights stuck on is possibly not enough resistance in the circuit. Had that issue even with an upgraded LED friendly flasher unit. I had replaced all blinker bulbs with LEDs. Ended up leaving the side marker/blinker bulbs incandescent instead of adding resistors. Fixed the problem. Not sure if you changed them all.
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