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    Default Dash Lights

    I am wanting to change my dash light color on my 2011 lsv, has anyone done this on a 2011?
    Current ride: 2011 LSV
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    I did on my 11 OBV. The only ones I didnt change were on the cruise. I will try to find some pics of the finished product. Was fairly easy to do
    REALLY????

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    Yes, quite a few did this a few years ago. I did not, so hopefully they will chime in with first-hand advice. From what I remember, after you get yourself crammed & contorted under the dash, it's a quick twist to get the old bulb out and again to get the new bulb in. I think one of the sites they ordered from was this one:

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...FQUGnQodtSyiLw
    Drew
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    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Yep - should be all 194 style bulbs. On the back of each gauge - twist and pull out bulb housing/holder - yank out old bulb, push in new.

    IIRC bigger gauges on mine took 2 bulbs, smaller gauges just one.

    I did find some of the 194 style from SuperBrightLeds a little finicky with making a good contact for some reason. Flipped them around in the bulb housing and seemed to help.
    2001 MobiusV

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    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Yep - should be all 194 style bulbs. On the back of each gauge - twist and pull out bulb housing/holder - yank out old bulb, push in new.

    IIRC bigger gauges on mine took 2 bulbs, smaller gauges just one.

    I did find some of the 194 style from SuperBrightLeds a little finicky with making a good contact for some reason. Flipped them around in the bulb housing and seemed to help.
    Which type did you purchase? Looks like they have polarized/non-polarized and they range from $2.00 a pop to around $7 a pop.
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    I went with the smallest - the WLED-x-x and were $.79 a piece so not bad at all. I was worried about them being too big for the opening or too bright and being distracting but they're really not. Could have safely gone a bump or two up and been fine but the next few sizes up didn't advertise the wide angle until the WLED-5x one that is 220 degrees but then they were at $3 a pop.

    Be curious to see how much brighter they are and if they'd be too much. I think you want to go non polarized too.
    2001 MobiusV

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    I went with the WLED-x5 they were 3.74 ea and I needed 10.
    I havent used the boat at night so I dont know if they are "too bright.
    They were a little tricky to get in the old hole but it can be done
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11 Outback V View Post
    They were a little tricky to get in the old hole but it can be done
    Call Dusty's Mom if you have this problem.
    Drew
    New ride: 2012 Mojo
    Old ride: 2008 OBV

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    Replacing those lights in my 09 LSV was a PITA!! I couldn't get needle nose pliers to twist them out. Finally said F' it and took the gauges out. Probably the easiest way to do it. Just remember to do 1 gauge at a time.
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    Why buy new bulbs? I took the bUlbs out of all my gauges, peeled back the green coating, and used my girlfriends red fingernail polish to paint over them. Works like a charm and glows bright red. Took all of 20 minutes to do.

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