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12-17-2008, 01:08 PM
Ok I'm sure this has been asked before but I can't seem to find it anywhere in the archives.
Does anyone know where I can buy replacement bulbs for my beede dash gauges?
I want to change the color from green to blue to match the downward facing LEDs on my Roswell bar.
12-17-2008, 04:46 PM
Mine were a basic automotive 194 bulb with a green rubbery slip cover on it.
I swapped them out to blue leds from http://www.superbrightleds.com. Pretty happy with the way they turned out although the tach is a bit dim. I may order a brighter bulb to stick in there. The darked out spot is where my depth gauge is (red backlit unfortunately) and I have no idea how to change that one out since it is an LCD display.
The LEDs were a bit finicky to get a good connection and come on for some reason.
I saw some colored slip covers at Schucks Auto parts recently that would have worked with the basic 194 bulbs.
12-17-2008, 10:13 PM
So that website has a blue LED bulb that will fit in the same slot as the 194 bulb?
My tach does the same thing.
12-17-2008, 10:18 PM
Can you tell me where on that site you found the blue LED lights for the dash.
Also did it just fit right in the slot without any modifications?
I think I might have found them but I wanna make sure they fit and you've obviously ordered the right ones.
12-17-2008, 11:38 PM
I ordered the WLED-x-x that are only $1.39 each for the blues. On the tach light I could probably have fit a bigger size - like the WLED-x4 LED that I'm guessing would be a little brighter. In fact you may be able to go with the larger sized x4 all the way around. It could be a little too much though - 7 lumen vs. 3 lumen may be too bright.
If I recall the smaller gauges only take one bulb each but the larger ones might take two? Memory is a bit foggy on that one.
They have a lot of other cool lights there too. I started doing a few hidden interior lights and found the temptation to go crazy with it almost overbearing. Here's a few more.
Planning to add to it this spring when I redo my stereo and add some waterproof under my swim platform, some rear firing underwater spotlights, and a few more interior cabin lights. Maybe a few that shine down from the tower if I have room for the wiring. I can't help it - it's addicting!
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