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Old 01-26-2012, 06:52 AM   #1
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As anyone replaced the old lights in your dash with any LED lights?? They look to be a cheap fix to brightening up the gauges, but I've read some people have had problems with melting... Any thoughts? His is the item I'm thinking of getting..... http://www.mustangproject.com/Produc...e-fd848a8fea9e
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As anyone replaced the old lights in your dash with any LED lights?? They look to be a cheap fix to brightening up the gauges, but I've read some people have had problems with melting... Any thoughts? His is the item I'm thinking of getting..... Mustang Project - Product Display
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I have researched LED lighting for 12 volt automotive systems several times in the past and I intend to eventually replace some or most of the lighting in my 86 GT with LEDs eventually.


As long as the kits are designed for your car and engineered by known and trusted manufacturers or companies, I don't think you will have any issues.


One thing I have learned about LEDs is that they do not draw anywhere near the power (current/amps) that an old incandescent bulb does. This is a good thing, but in some cases such as turn signals you may have to install resistors to make the electronic components in the system operate correctly.


Study up on what you intend to do and read any reviews and installation documentation you can procure before purchasing.
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We did the dash in a 72 and used those flexible led light strips We took the gauges away from the clear plastic cover and backlit them . I'll post pics. They look phenomenal
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We did the dash in a 72 and used those flexible led light strips We took the gauges away from the clear plastic cover and backlit them . I'll post pics. They look phenomenal
Interesting Idea. I'd like to see that.
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Best part is that it cost about 20 bucks
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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Nice! I ordered up the replacement bulbs but I'd like to see how yours look!
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Interesting Idea. I'd like to see that.
Me too
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Interesting Idea. I'd like to see that.
Me too please!
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:21 AM   #10
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Switched out my bulbs to led the other night, quite a difference! All for only $25... And a few choice words trying to get at the wiring!
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:41 AM   #12
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I replace all of my gauge lights with led bulbs about 3 years ago and haven't had a problem.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:35 PM   #13
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Re: LED Dash upgrade

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Led strip lights behind gauges
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That looks great! I may do that to backlight my gear selector light... Apparently they don't make led lights for that bulb!
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I bought LEDs... from mustang unlimited.... for my 66..they look awesome... so much brighter.. and nice ford blue
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i replaced mine a year ago and took the blue bulb covers off and went with white lights only......i love it!
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Yeah I did the white without the covers and it looks sharp!
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