Bumping an awesome thread. Just so the new comers can see (better)
LED Gauge Cluster
Posted 06 December 2014 - 07:37 PM
I want to adapt this to my 1200!!
An idea doesn't work unless you do.
Posted 25 February 2015 - 05:15 PM
You would be surprised how much brighter the dash can be just by putting aluminum foil around the inside of the Gauge Cluster box as a reflector.
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 05:26 PM
Thought I'd ad some standard bulb info for the 74, 161, and 194 wedge series:
#74 - 1 watt - 14 volt - 0.8 x 0.2 - T1.75 - Wedge (W2 1x9.5d) Base
#74 - 1.4 watt - .1 amp - 14 volt - 0.8 x 0.2 - T1.75 - Sub-Min Wedge (W2.1x4.9d) Base
#74LED - .25 watt - .014 amp - 12 volt - 0.75 x 0.2 - T1.75 - Sub-Min Wedge (W2.1x4.9d) Base
#161 - 2.66 watt - .19 amp - 14 volt - 1.1 x 0.4 - T3.25 - Miniature Wedge (W2.1x9.5d) Base
#161 - 3 watt - 14 volt - 1.1 x 0.4 - T3.25 - Wedge (W2 1x9.5d) Base
#194 - 3.78 watt - .27 amp - 14 volt - 1.1 x 0.4 - T3.25 - Miniature Wedge (W2.1x9.5d) Base
#194LED - .6 watt - .043 amp - 1.1 x 0.4 - 12 volt - T3.25 - Miniature Wedge (W2.1x9.5d) Base
The implications of this are huge if you still have the OE bulbs: a run of the mill 161 would be a significant improvement, not to mention a 194
Then the BIG PROBLEM: What color... what color.... what color... (I suppose Green would be OE)
Posted 03 May 2017 - 08:00 AM
I ran into one issue with the IGN light. It was not working. We had installed as internally regulated alternator from a pathfinder. It requires 12v switched power to the "L" connection on the alt. I found that the 12v go through the light and then to the alternator via a White w red tracker wire. The Led light I had would not the the voltage through Which wouldn't
Illuminate the IGN light nor excite the field. I had no charge from the alternator until I replaced the LED with a regular bulb.
Mutt Dad had this same issue on his BMW motorcycle at one time. Thankfully i remembered this and was able to figure it out.
Just thought it may help someone with a similar issue.
Mine is a 1972 521. For reference.