Do the LEDs dim? When driving at night on secondary roads, I usually turn my dash lights down so they aren't so bright.
Thanks, I will be ordering my LEDs today!Roll them back to the far left with your finger. Then put a small piece of tape on the dash and mark either side of the needle. At least that's the instructions most here give. Search for stepper motor swap and you will find pictures others have taken while doing this. Also, the use of 2 spoons (on under either side) works extremely well when popping the needles off.
they will still dimDo the LEDs dim? When driving at night on secondary roads, I usually turn my dash lights down so they aren't so bright.
i left the needles off til i plugged the cluster back in the truck and the stepper motors reset themselves when you turn the key on and this is when i placed the needles back on at their lowest point. its actually dead on with my gps speed now before it was 2 mph faster!When you pop the needles off, do you have to mark where there were or is there some sort of a keyway so they are lined up when you reinstall them?
Alright guys, so I am wanting to do this, not sure if the 4led 90 degree lights will work, or if I need to get the 5led 360 degree lights, any opinions? Also I have an 01' so I will be getting 194 style LEDs
there is also a 6 and 9 led 194 style wedge that looks promising.
True but the 5 led lamp only has one bulb pointed up, while the other are radial outwards, the 4 6 ad 9 led lamp have them all facing up. Thoughts?i would reccomend the 5 led bulbs for the 360* view. you dont want to buy the 4 led bulbs and wish you wouldve went with the 5 because there are dark spots...
No, they are standard incandescent bulbs, at least on the older trucks, similar to the bulb in your closet, just with a lower power rating. Anyway, the bulbs in the dash are built to run on the trucks 12-14 volt power source, the led's, depending on the type, are not. Putting a resistor in series with each of the led's, depending on the resistance (1/conductance) will lower the voltage applied to the diode itself. However, there are led's built to run at 12v, the ones that people are buying will perform better, and last longer at a lower voltage. Hope that helps.ok isent there already LEDS in the cluster? so why do we need to add the resistors if all were doign is replacing the current LEDS with others?