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Old 01-23-2014, 10:36 AM   #26
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I would keep the dummy lights and indicators regular bulbs.

Definitely do the ambient temp gauge red though
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:37 AM   #27
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I want to do the signals to my 740 once I order the ones for the cluster. It will be next month. I'm going to do white gauges and LED everything else except for teh lower warning lights. They are bright enough as it is. I think they are also 74.
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:18 PM   #28
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Finally did the conversion on my 940. SuperBrightLEDs are better than any of the eBay crap I've been using before this. Wow, what a difference.

Threw in my gauge rings too. Those were a pain.

Also, question about your opinions: change the signal indicators to red LEDs too? Ditto for the ambient temperature gauge?
I'd leave the signal indicators, the red-through-green might end up really weird.
The ambient temp gauge is a B8.5, I believe. I'll go grab my bag of them when I get home to verify.

But also cot dang that looks so good! I'm gonna up my LEDs to the HP models too, but that is an expensive adventure! O_o
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Old 01-23-2014, 12:42 PM   #29
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Cool, let me know, Jesse. SuperBrightLEDs has a 15% off sale and I want to get an order in. (:
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:23 PM   #30
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Cool, let me know, Jesse. SuperBrightLEDs has a 15% off sale and I want to get an order in. (:
! Yeah, I'll take a look, maybe they have the info in my past orders!
Edit: Yup! B8.5D-RHP is your number!
Did you do your heater control panel yet? What does it look like?
Final edit: I'm jealous of the working light in your headlight switch.

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Old 01-23-2014, 02:37 PM   #31
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Cool, let me know, Jesse. SuperBrightLEDs has a 15% off sale and I want to get an order in. (:
I don't see anything about this sale, can you link it?
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:24 PM   #32
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! Yeah, I'll take a look, maybe they have the info in my past orders!
Edit: Yup! B8.5D-RHP is your number!
Did you do your heater control panel yet? What does it look like?
Final edit: I'm jealous of the working light in your headlight switch.
Thanks! I haven't done the heater control panel nor any of the dash switches yet. Have you?
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I don't see anything about this sale, can you link it?
Oh, it's a coupon code sent to me because I haven't bought anything recently, apparently.

Try it: SBL9014
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Old 01-23-2014, 04:48 PM   #33
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Thanks! I haven't done the heater control panel nor any of the dash switches yet. Have you?
My heater control panel is done, but it was different from the one Miguel posted. Mine is up higher in the thread. Dash switches is a no, but I'm gonna do them when I redo my dash lighting. Looks pretty easy from those pictures you dug up.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:30 PM   #34
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From the Brickboard discussion, seems like the 94+ 940s have a different heater control bulb. We'll see in a bit when I go open it up.

Also, my order didn't go through yesterday as it was flagged for fraud. Billing address (Canada) and shipping address (USA) were different, so they flagged it immediately and made me call in to verify it. :/ New policies, they say. Oh well, bulbs are on their way again.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:55 PM   #35
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From the Brickboard discussion, seems like the 94+ 940s have a different heater control bulb. We'll see in a bit when I go open it up.

Also, my order didn't go through yesterday as it was flagged for fraud. Billing address (Canada) and shipping address (USA) were different, so they flagged it immediately and made me call in to verify it. :/ New policies, they say. Oh well, bulbs are on their way again.

Great article.

The US is suffering from some young Canadian recklessly drinking, toking and drag racing so the security watch level went way up. No wonder they flagged a canadian order.

I am ordering all the lights today. It looks like a dab of hot glue from a cheapo hot glue gun set would be perfect for securing anything loose.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:16 PM   #36
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Actual conundrum in Canada:

"Bieber? Deport his ass! ..............wait, no no no YOU keep him."
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:48 PM   #37
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Ugh, this is so much smarter than trying to retrofit the new 9-series dash switch bulbs to LEDs:

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-90...mpsUpgrade.htm
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[John Sargent] To replace the expensive 940 panel lamps, just get some lamp holders from an earlier 700 series and butt splice them in place of the expensive Volvo 940/960 lamp which has an integral holder. The earlier lamp holder has an easily sourced and inexpensive aftermarket bulb. See the LED application below.

Here is one of the late style in which I've installed an LED with w resistor to trim the voltage. The resistor can't be seen and is down inside the plastic socket.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:21 PM   #38
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Ugh, this is so much smarter than trying to retrofit the new 9-series dash switch bulbs to LEDs:

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-90...mpsUpgrade.htm

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Old 01-24-2014, 04:22 PM   #39
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That's what I was planning on doing.

Also code didn't work, it's tied to your email address. Oh wells, no biggie, order placed!
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! Know what I'm looking for next time I'm at Ralph's.
I know where I'll be tomorrow...

The only light I can't do that to is the glove box one. Same socket with integrated bulb as the dash switches and the lens is built so that the socket snaps in. Got one of the ghetto eBay 1 SMD LEDs in the existing socket now, will need to switch to a 360* LED later.
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That's what I was planning on doing.

Also code didn't work, it's tied to your email address. Oh wells, no biggie, order placed!
Ah, sorry.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:54 PM   #41
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I know where I'll be tomorrow...

The only light I can't do that to is the glove box one. Same socket with integrated bulb as the dash switches and the lens is built so that the socket snaps in. Got one of the ghetto eBay 1 SMD LEDs in the existing socket now, will need to switch to a 360* LED later.
Hmm... Yes I should pick up one of those too... Same as the 74s in the switches, right?
And I won't be at Ralph's this week, running really thin on cash. HIDz and Valentinez requires a delicate wallet balance, LOLOLOL ugh...

Related: my glovebox light has been unplugged since the time that my glovebox lock selfdestructed. Never got it back in, hahaha.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:10 PM   #42
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Ugh, this is so much smarter than trying to retrofit the new 9-series dash switch bulbs to LEDs:

http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-90...mpsUpgrade.htm
Fucking genius!
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #43
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I've done all my gauges and clusters and dash switches and all other lights in my 1985 744 and my 92 745
Plug and play in 744, had to grab some bulb holders from a parts car for the 92 745
To replace those annoying holder/bulb combo things
Overall spent about 15 bucks and an hour or so, well worth it!
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:09 PM   #44
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From the Brickboard discussion, seems like the 94+ 940s have a different heater control bulb. We'll see in a bit when I go open it up.

Also, my order didn't go through yesterday as it was flagged for fraud. Billing address (Canada) and shipping address (USA) were different, so they flagged it immediately and made me call in to verify it. :/ New policies, they say. Oh well, bulbs are on their way again.
Let me know what LED part number works in the heater control. Toyota uses the same lamp in some instrument clusters for indicating gear selection.
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Old 01-30-2014, 01:29 AM   #45
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NEOx something or another. Just picked them up earlier tonight. Will do them tomorrow!
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Anyone still have picture on how to cut the old sockets for the trim lights?
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Anyone still have picture on how to cut the old sockets for the trim lights?
How do you mean? If you mean the lights for the dash switches and you've got the integrated bulb sockets, cut those off and solder on the early-style replaceable bulb ones.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:30 PM   #48
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I used Blue on my turn indicators, red on the rest. Looks sort of purple due to blue housing of original lighting. Great improvement. I'm now wrestling with installing LEDS through & through-turn signals don't work even w/LED flasher-suspecting bulb fail sensor? Oh, this is my '91 245se, Captain Tosspot.
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Old 11-08-2021, 04:32 PM   #49
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Nearly 10 years after this thread was started, I'm thinking about getting blue cluster lights.

What seems off-putting to me is that you can buy 10 'crappy' T10 LEDs shipped from eBay for the same price as 1 from SuperBrightLEDs.

My point is, it's no longer 2012. Some manufacturers must have caught up to SuperBrightLEDs without keeping the premium price tag set in the late 2000s. Does anybody know where to get such cheap yet reliable LEDs?

Edit: Gave in and bought the superbright ones. Not like I went broke. YOLO

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