[urq] urQ/CGT/4k instrument cluster bulbs: some LEDs bulbs works for less $$
larichard at plguide.com
Wed Nov 7 12:45:13 PST 2007
Well Lino, I have an answer as to install LED bulbs into an urQ/CGT/4000
instrument panel main lighting.
The $2.79 "6-LEDs 194-type warm white" units work almost as fine as the
expensive 857-919-040 OEM incandescent bulbs. Light amount is similar, and
the color is nearly as red as the OEM bulb. The cheaper "4-LED 194-type cool
white" doesn't, as they are not powerful enough, and cool white give a
purple tint to the dashboard lighting. So I guess the "WLED-WHP Pure White
High Power " single LED bulb will do the same (I did not order these).
You want warm-white bulbs, or better, red-bulbs for the main lighting. I
should've read this page BEFORE ordering my bulbs:
Also, I ordered 74-type single-LED red bulbs for the switches, and they work
wonderfully. You must open the switches and weld them in place (don't forget
these are diodes so they have a + and a -) but the result is superb. And
they will outlast the car...
Has anyone used the LED's in place of these bulbs? And if so, which ones?
Are they bright enough?
From: Ado Sigal [mailto:a.sigal at bluewin.ch]
Have a look here for LED solution:
I'm not sure what you mean by "little lens at the tip", but it's been a
while since I've looked at one of these. Anyway, the two big
illumination bulbs at the top corners are:
857 919 040 - Bulb (3W, $10 - yikes!!)
481 919 005 - Socket (if yours are nasty, $2)
Trying to put things back together on the Ur-q. Do you know what the
part number is for the instrument cluster lighting bulbs? The ones that
have a little lens at the tip to increase the lighting. These are the
two bigger ones at each top corner (rear) of the instrument cluster.
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