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LED dash light color
#1
I know we've had afew threads on LED dash lights, but what's the best color to go with WHITE OR BLUE. I want to get parts ready for the next phase after engine in.

Alan L

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#2
I went with the Blue...I like the look of it


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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#3
Hi Alan,
depends on what you want it to look like.
If you scroll down to middle of this page
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-dark-...4#pid12164
you'll see what white LEDs look like with the original old filters. The hue is almost exactly like in reality, the pic captures it really well.
If you want this color without the filters you should get blue ones.
If you want the greenish light that we all are used to with our ancient light bulbs, then there are LEDs that replicate that too.
Check different suppliers, as I remember that some had colors that others didn't have.


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#4
Alan, as stated above, color choice is part of the fun but by going with LED bulbs you'll be blown away with the brightness. I sure was.

Marty
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#5
Is there a thread anywhere that details how to change out the dash lights?

I have either burned out bulbs, or they are so dim / dirty that they don't light up. I have no problem with switching to LEDs but need to know how difficult they are to install.

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#6
The most difficult thing about changing the bulbs was getting the cluster out of the dash. I found that I had to fiddle a bit with contacts on the bulbs themselves to make sure they had good contact to close the circuit.

Just take your time in getting the cluster out and you will be ok.

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08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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#7
whitesoc;17975 Wrote:The most difficult thing about changing the bulbs was getting the cluster out of the dash. Just take your time in getting the cluster out and you will be ok.

OK, so I suppose the questions has anybody done a writeup on how to get the cluster out? I know there are 4 small bolts on the front edge. How much is there after that?

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#8
If your talking about your 71 it's pretty straight forward remove the 4 screws. But I had to remove my steering wheel to get it all the way out. Also have to disconnect the speedo. Then you can tip it out without unplugging the wiring so you can fiddle with each bulb till you get good contacts. I had to replace the plastic flexible circuit board on mine.

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Mach;17979 Wrote:
whitesoc;17975 Wrote:The most difficult thing about changing the bulbs was getting the cluster out of the dash. Just take your time in getting the cluster out and you will be ok.

OK, so I suppose the questions has anybody done a writeup on how to get the cluster out? I know there are 4 small bolts on the front edge. How much is there after that?

As Musty wrote just above this post, it is no big deal getting the cluster out. It is some fiddling though. I have the grant wood steering wheel and did not need to take it off, but it was a tight fit.
I had to unplug the alternator socket with the instrument cluster in place as that one is connected to a separate cable. I don't know whether this is stock or not, because some previous owner had messed around behind the dash.
If the cluster doesn't move check this first.
Once you have it out, I recommend some tweaking for maximum gain from the new LEDs.
Check this link, where I posted this info, so I don't need to hijack this thread:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-dark-...7#pid11817

It's really no big deal, as I was able to pull it off all by myself, without breaking anything or hurting anyone! Big Grin

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luxstang;17982 Wrote:
Mach;17979 Wrote:
whitesoc;17975 Wrote:The most difficult thing about changing the bulbs was getting the cluster out of the dash. Just take your time in getting the cluster out and you will be ok.

OK, so I suppose the questions has anybody done a writeup on how to get the cluster out? I know there are 4 small bolts on the front edge. How much is there after that?

As Musty wrote just above this post, it is no big deal getting the cluster out. It is some fiddling though. I have the grant wood steering wheel and did not need to take it off, but it was a tight fit.
I had to unplug the alternator socket with the instrument cluster in place as that one is connected to a separate cable. I don't know whether this is stock or not, because some previous owner had messed around behind the dash.
If the cluster doesn't move check this first.
Once you have it out, I recommend some tweaking for maximum gain from the new LEDs.
Check this link, where I posted this info, so I don't need to hijack this thread:

http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-dark-...7#pid11817

It's really no big deal, as I was able to pull it off all by myself, without breaking anything or hurting anyone! Big Grin

I dropped my steering column so I could get the cluster out ...it just takes some patience to wiggle the bulbs around to make sure you have good contact.

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Ken

73 Convertible 302-4v-3spd yellow /white int

08 Bullitt 4.6-5 spd black/black int


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