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Old 10-27-2011, 03:57 PM
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Instrument cluster

Today I put on some white gauge faces. They turned out awesome. However, now that it is dark out I wanted to see what they look like lit up. They are so dim you can barely read them. Yes the dimmer is on the brightest! Is there anything I can do to make them any brighter? Different bulbs? Thanks. Here's a half done to show the difference, and a not so lit up pic. That's as bright as they get.

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New bulbs maybe? That's one of the things i don't like about the "stick on" gauge faces. Other option is to take the cluster back out and exacto knife out the markings to let more light through. Sorry I don't have any other options that I think would help.
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New bulbs maybe? That's one of the things i don't like about the "stick on" gauge faces. Other option is to take the cluster back out and exacto knife out the markings to let more light through. Sorry I don't have any other options that I think would help.
That's the weird thing. The markings are clear and line up perfect on the existing markings. It needs to be twice as bright as it is.
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Old 10-28-2011, 04:06 AM
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huh, that is weird... If those are the factory bulbs in it I know they can get rather dirty, I had to change one out in my cluster that burned and when I reinstalled the cluster the new bulb was a lot brighter than the others. May want to give that a shot to see if it helps.
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Old 10-28-2011, 09:01 AM
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That makes sense. I'll try that. If not would LEDs help?


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Old 10-30-2011, 02:37 PM
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Ok, so today I took out all the illumination bulbs and replaced them with new. If any thing it made it duller. I'd really like to keep the gauge faces. They look great minus the light problem. Is there anything else I can do to make it brighter? Different bulbs, LEDs?


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take a felt wheel to the stock gauge face where the light needs to shine through-remove the stock face in those areas so the light shines through-only negative is now your factory face is damaged, so he mod is irreversible.
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take a felt wheel to the stock gauge face where the light needs to shine through-remove the stock face in those areas so the light shines through-only negative is now your factory face is damaged, so he mod is irreversible.
Yeah I'd rather not do that. The overlaid gauges are perfectly where they need to be, I can see the old notches through the clear part of the new face, it just kills the light. I'd rather just throw in some brighter lights if possible.


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Old 10-30-2011, 03:56 PM
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L.E.D's will help, but I have no idea where to get them/ how to build them.
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Old 10-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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Anyone have a part number for LEDs? I can probably order them from superbriteleds.com


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