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Hi i have autometer gauges. The bulbs in them are dim and i would like some brighter bulbs. I have been looking on ebay. I am wonderiing will the 194 base led bulbs work in my autometer z series they are cheaper that is y i am looking at them thanks
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i have the same problem, but only the egt guage is dim. I can read my boost guage perfectly. i.t.p., and dfuser sell some l.e.d. replacements

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Hi i have autometer gauges. The bulbs in them are dim and i would like some brighter bulbs. I have been looking on ebay. I am wonderiing will the 194 base led bulbs work in my autometer z series they are cheaper that is y i am looking at them thanks
The 194's will work, I had the same problem.....

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I was told by Autometer that you don't want to go any higher than a 168

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Try an automotive replacement bulb number 168. That would be the
brightest that you want to use. Also measure the voltage at the white
wire on the gauge to be sure that you have available a full 12 volts
with the lights on and engine running.
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I agree that Z series gauges need more light
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The 194's will work, I had the same problem.....
How long have you been using a 194? The 168 is an improvement, but it's still not quite bright enough
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For about a year or so, no problems at all.

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so, 194 LEDs will work too?

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I just emailed Cory @ Autometer about using the 194 bulb.
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Your gauge may already be equipped with a 194 bulb. The 168 is
brighter.
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