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freeagnt54 11-11-2007 03:23 AM

replacing instrument cluster bulbs with brighter L.E.D bulbs
 
has any one tried this?

bmdbley'sBro 11-11-2007 03:52 PM

I know alot of VW mkIII guys messed with that, as mk4's were led's ...

so the info in generalities is out there...

search 'vwvortex.com'

98Dinan3 11-11-2007 05:07 PM

I have converted my whole interior lighting to blue using leds. I'm currently running some led bulbs in the cluster as well

freeagnt54 11-11-2007 08:26 PM

did it improve the appearance at all?

FuryriderX 11-11-2007 10:33 PM

i've seen it - it looks pretty awesome. 'vibrant' is the word that comes to mind.

Dr. Flyview 11-13-2007 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 98Dinan3 (Post 1077211)
I have converted my whole interior lighting to blue using leds. I'm currently running some led bulbs in the cluster as well

Pics? Could you keep the orange and just go leds?

DANIMAL 11-14-2007 03:58 PM

You have to use 194 5-led bulbs I believe, Dave correct me if im mistaken. You also can not go back once you do it because you have to acetone the back of the gauge's and this could be a lot of hours or it could be just a few. It took me a lot longer than it took Dave to acetone. It depends on the glue BMW used.

98Dinan3 11-15-2007 11:47 AM

yup... #194 5 LED wide angle bulbs were used in the cluster. 3mm and 5mm LEDs everywhere else, sometimes with resistors depending on the application. I'll see if I can get some pics up...

4BDN_328IS 11-20-2007 12:29 AM

some pics would be great guys! this seems like an interesting DIY!

hypno_nls1 11-20-2007 10:00 AM

how many bulbs are used for the cluster?

98Dinan3 11-20-2007 06:35 PM

take a look under the e36 section on bimmerforums.com. There is a whole thread devoted to this topic with lots of pics included. Basic instructions also....

dbworld4k 11-20-2007 09:17 PM

This would be a great project as I absolutely HATE my cluster's dim backlit right now :(


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