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Old 12-13-2008, 10:09 PM   #51
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dipped the bulbs in scratch fix paint





note: they aren't pink as it may appear. camera isnt the greatest





yes, i know back from the dead
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:26 PM   #52
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Just to show ppl...


^^^red sharpie w/ 2.3W! sorry for the crap quality. taken w/ my cell phone.


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Instead of a 'condom', you can use a permanent marker to color the bulbs, too...Sharpies work great
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:30 PM   #53
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dont know if anyone can answer this, but if i ordered from superbrightleds.com, do i want the
T1.5-x Instrument LED bulb
or
NeoWedge Instrument LED bulb
or
74-x Wedge Base LED bulb
or what

for gauge cluster and hvac
i tried some LED's someone else said and it didnt work out so well..will one of those work just by swapping it?
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:02 AM   #54
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wanted to bump. I'm considering doing this with another kind of gauge that will read in PSI.
However, I'm wondering how close people are getting to matching anything else they've done a color change on, like a gauge cluster or HVAC.
Thanks!
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:41 PM   #55
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what size is the bulb? i was planning on getting leds for them.
is it the same size as the HVAC?
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:27 PM   #56
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wanting to get LEDs for my gauges too, jncominco2, did you ever figure out the bulb sizes for superbrightleds?
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:10 PM   #57
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wanting to get LEDs for my gauges too, jncominco2, did you ever figure out the bulb sizes for superbrightleds?
bump i was wondering this too. I have an 06 STI and the white light seems to be dim
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:52 PM   #58
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wanting to get LEDs for my gauges too, jncominco2, did you ever figure out the bulb sizes for superbrightleds?
For the record the T1.5-R LED from www.superbrightleds.com fits the stock boost gauge. Confirmed on my 04 STI.
They also have a high power version in the same size but as it sits the T1.5-R is extremely bright. The Red version
is so red it actually makes the stock STI cluster appear orange/amber but is way better over the stock white.

These are the ones you want to order

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The new LED is SUPER SNUG and required some massive finger strength and a small twist from a pair of pliers to seat.
I was under the impression that the LED did not fit but was pleasantly surprised with a last ditch effort.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #59
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I know this is an old thread, but I needed to use it today as i got stuck and thought i would update on my progress.

I changed my dash cluster lights to blue and didn't like the white light in my OEM boost gauge so i came to here to find how to change it. Everything was going well until I realised i have a later model boost gauge and it isn't a simple bulb swap, I have one of those LED things which I managed to break in the removal stage.

So I had to use what I had which was a spare blue 74 led from the dash cluster changeover so i made a simple bracket with some plastic and bent the wires out on the new bulb so they would fit the existing socket for the light.



put it all back together again and it worked great.



sorry about the blurry picture.

But thanks for the help, another example of why forums are great
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:21 AM   #60
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Hey guys, question. I have the 3 pod cluster that goes where the clock normally does on my 02 WRX. Does anyone know how you get the guages out of that? I'd really like to do this mod on all of my guages since all of the lights are extremely dim on them. Thanks.

EDIT: NVM I figured it out. You just have to slid the top part of the pod forward.

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Old 09-07-2012, 09:35 PM   #61
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ok so im getting read to order some leds for my cluster and hvac and oem boost gauge from http://www.superbrightleds.com

from what i have read i need #74 leds for the cluster and hvac what do i need for the 02 oem boost gauge? i have read that i can use a #74 in a 04 boost gauge. but today i compared the boost gauge and hvac bulbs and the boost gauge bulb is about half the size.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #62
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bump for a really helpful OP.

Forgive my ignorance here, but if i want to test the colour after modding, before starting any of the install, how exactly do i test this in a safe manner?

I'm an electrical neophyte, that's for sure!

additional edit: what is the base-style (for 2721 / 2723 bulbs) that's correct for the OEM Lamco gauges in the clock pod? or is that defined by them being #27 in the first place?

Thanks!

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:02 PM   #63
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I'm trying to locate the parts to do the 2.3w bulb replacement in a gauge pack i bought that has been switched to orange. I'd like to match it to my stock green.

Can any of you confirm that these are the correct bulbs:
BULB LINK ... i'm not sure wether these bulbs come with the plastic wedge base or not. Anyone know? if not, what pat do i need to go with them, or even better, can you find a 2.3w (2723) that has the base anywhere?

Would these be the correct covers for any #27 2.1w or 2.3w bulbs? COVERS LINK ... the link above in this thread doesnt work at parts express, so i had to search again there.

Thanks folks.
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