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post #1 of 12 Old 07-15-2020, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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LED Dash Lamps

I am pulling my drivers side dash and thought since it's off, I might as well swap the dash lamps for LED. Does anyone know of a good kit to purchase? I googled it, and it didn't look like a bunch of kits came up. My baby jeep jeep is a 97. Any help will be greatly appreciated. If you can include link, it would be great.
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-15-2020, 06:14 PM
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I got a bunch of the pre-wired (leads attached, no sockets) LEDs at Pep Boys. Removed the existing sockets and put these into place. Works fine

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Go to YT and type in Power addicts- he has a video with P/N's
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-16-2020, 11:03 AM
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-16-2020, 11:51 AM
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+1 for SuperBrightLEDs.com

They are more expensive, but the quality and service seems to be better. I put LED dash lights in my XJ from ebay, and about a week later I regretted it when they all started to slowly go out one by one. I got so efficient at pulling the cluster I could do it in about 5 minutes. In fact that whole experience made me just replace the stock bulbs in my TJ with new bulbs that didn't have the blue coating from the factory. Slightly brighter, but not worried about them flickering or going out.

While you have the cluster out, you can carefully break off that little black circle in the corner which is the annoying dinger for the seat belt.

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post #6 of 12 Old 07-18-2020, 07:17 PM
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I tried some from eBay. Red...They worked but the two lower gauges were not lit very well. I took them out and did what we used to do as kids. I dipped them in red paint and reinstalled the original bulbs. Nice, bright and cheep.

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-20-2020, 12:15 PM
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I got a dash kit from amazon. they looked good while they lasted. Definitely wouldn't recommend.

Try SuperBrightLEDs.com.

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-21-2020, 09:13 AM
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Does the dash dimming feature still work with LED's instead of filament bulbs?
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post #9 of 12 Old 07-21-2020, 09:30 AM
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I got mine form www.vleds.com/
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-03-2020, 06:59 PM
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I had a bulb burned out so I replaced them with LEDs. Changed them out a week later with new stock bulbs but dipped them in red enamel paint and let them dry over night. Here's the result. Had the paint already so it was the cost of new bulbs.
If you have not done anything yet PM me I'll send you the LEDs if you want them.
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post #11 of 12 Old 08-03-2020, 07:36 PM
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I just used the super bright. I do have a comment on those. If the led doesn’t work, you need to rotate it 1/2 turn and re-install the socket again. Kinda a pain. And secondly, after the install was done, I had a dark spot near my oil pressure. What helped was when installing the led’s into the socket, not to insert it completely bottomed out. Leave it “up” a bit, and that solved my lighting dark spots.
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post #12 of 12 Old 08-04-2020, 08:54 AM
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You guys are working way too hard on this dash light thing. Try my idea! If you don't like the look buy your LED bulbs or I'll send someone the LED bulbs I took out. It's not my invention by the way! It was used in the automotive industry/military lighting years ago
TRY it you'll like it

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