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Old 09-21-2008, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Gauge Cluster, Hvac, key ring bulb change help!!

I'm sorry. I can't get clear information out of the articles.

Gauge Cluster #74
Key Ring #74
HVAC #194 (Needs Trimming)

I'm trying to find WHICH ones I need on http://autolumination.com/ .
The website is very scattered.

I'd appreciate it very much if someone could help me out.

As for #194's
http://autolumination.com/194.htm
Which one do I choose?

As for #74's
http://autolumination.com/74.htm
Which one do I choose?

If you could tell me what row & which one it is, I'd be a very happy camper.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:49 PM   #2
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I believe the HVAC uses Type 74's. Type 194's seems a bit too big for the inside of the HVAC.
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Old 09-21-2008, 07:55 PM   #3
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Gauges cluster is type 74

key ring is 74

Hvac is 74

Scroll down the page decide if you want leds, or bulbs.

I got red bulbs and i put them in about 3 minutes ago.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:03 PM   #4
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Gauges cluster is type 74

key ring is 74

Hvac is 74

Scroll down the page decide if you want leds, or bulbs.

I got red bulbs and i put them in about 3 minutes ago.
but which ones do I choose on the webpage. They have different kind of #194 bulbs and #74 bulbs
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:11 PM   #5
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Why do you want 194s? What are you using them for?
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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Why do you want 194s? What are you using them for?
Well, #194's can be used for the HVAC if I cut the plastic holder.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:16 PM   #7
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Why would you use 194's when 74 are the OEM size and fit and provide enough light.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:24 PM   #8
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Why would you use 194's when 74 are the OEM size and fit and provide enough light.
#74's fit in the HVAC? I don't know about you since you have an 07. I have an 03.
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Old 09-21-2008, 08:28 PM   #9
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I have a 2004. We have the same center consol.

Do you want leds or incandescent?
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Old 09-21-2008, 11:25 PM   #10
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I have a 2004. We have the same center consol.

Do you want leds or incandescent?

LED's

(apparently I cant read. I just read 007 and assumed you had an 07) fail on my part
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:08 AM   #11
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figure out how many you want, decide if you want 3 led or single then order.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #12
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okay. im going to order the ones on the top. thanks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:51 PM   #13
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let me know if you order the bulbs or leds, I am doing the same thing right now. I tried painting them...that didnt work out and I cant find these "bulb condoms" anywhere...I would prefer led but reg bulb is fine too
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:06 PM   #14
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The bulb condoms are actually back in stock at parts express. I tried out the blue ones and they were teh suck. I haven't bought LED's yet.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:01 AM   #15
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The bulb condoms are actually back in stock at parts express. I tried out the blue ones and they were teh suck. I haven't bought LED's yet.
If you buy blue ceramic paint from a craft store and paint that on the bulb before you apply the blue condom, it will increase the intensity of the blue illumination.

I did this with (red ceramic paint underneath) the red condoms and it worked a treat.

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:32 AM   #16
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I cant find these "bulb condoms" anywhere...I would prefer led but reg bulb is fine too
http://www.partsexpress.com/webpage...._ID=3&x=22&y=5
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:51 AM   #17
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so i was reading on another forum that i needed two different sizes of the red condoms (.2" and .12" dia) for the bulbs in these (the cluster and radio and hvac) no i saw that parts express only has the .2" dia. red condoms. but on here you guys are saying the bulbs in all is the 74 meaning they are all the same size correct? if so then would i be fine to use the .2" dia condoms for all the bulbs?
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so i was reading on another forum that i needed two different sizes of the red condoms (.2" and .12" dia) for the bulbs in these (the cluster and radio and hvac) no i saw that parts express only has the .2" dia. red condoms. but on here you guys are saying the bulbs in all is the 74 meaning they are all the same size correct? if so then would i be fine to use the .2" dia condoms for all the bulbs?
They all have the same connectors (Type 74), but I believe some of bulbs in the instrument clusters are a tad smaller (which is why some need 0.12" bulb condoms). Also, PartsExpress stopped carrying 0.12" bulb condoms in red.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:57 AM   #19
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yea i was asking because i saw that parts express doesnt have the red in that size anymore. i even called and they said the manufacturer has stopped making those. do you know anywhere else i can get some red ones in the .12 size. i have looked and looked but cant seem to find any.
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Old 10-09-2008, 09:30 AM   #20
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I ordered LED's so will see how this goes.
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I ordered LED's so will see how this goes.
I just ordered these

I believe they were the typeB led (3/8")
Heres what it looks like
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:51 PM   #22
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I want this soo bad. How do I go and accomplish this? What do I need to buy for my 04 WRX to get the whole hvac to look red? Condoms or LEDs?

Edit: sorry for hijack, I'm assuming ur question is answered
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:12 PM   #23
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Go to www.autolumination.com and order the led guage cluster bulb/holder I posted up, its one part. Its TYPEB I believe (which ever 1 is 3/8") I also posted a HOW TO on www.iwsti.com if you'd like the link

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Go to www.autolunination.com and order the led guage cluster bulb/holder I posted up, its one part. Its TYPEB I believe (which ever 1 is 3/8") I also posted a HOW TO on www.iwst.com if you'd like the link
did u mean autoluminatino.com and iwsti.com?
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