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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:42 pm 
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right i did my dash out with these LED's (below) but now they are starting to fail one by one, and now the ODO has gone kaput so i would like some ppl to post which are the best LED's.

I don't really like the idea of having to put resistors inline so they will work but if i have too then i will.

i know it's all been posted about dash LED mods before but mine are s**t me right off.

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:58 pm 
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if you open those up you might find they have resistors built into the moulded plastic all the wedge LED like that I've used for my park lights and interior globes have always resistors in the moulded plastic along the line...

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:58 pm 
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i used narva ones from coventry's were about 27 bucks for 10. one of them failed in about 2 weeks havnt bothered to change it, rest have been going fine for bout 5 months

 

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Posted: Tue May 02, 2006 11:59 pm 
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the narva ones mate not to sure of the model number ( it is in data_mine tech doco about custom dials) i used those ones and they are great and are a direct swap for the stock ones. be sure to figure out which side of the LED is positive first and same with the cluster cos if they dont match up you could be in trouble...i was i burnt part of the circuit board in my cluster first go..had to get a new one so be careful
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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:17 am 
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47902 from memory :?

dont ask me why i remember that lol

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:20 am 
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the narva catalogue is avaliable online at there website.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 12:32 am 
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those LED's have no resistors inside the holder, they just plug straight in, and the others are still working but about 3 have failed so far 1 by 1 and it's s**t me as i liek my dash.

But it is a good excuse for brighter led's now.

anyone know where to get bright led's in perth?

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:16 am 
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dude, motoquipe has some of the dodgiest imported electronics ive seen.. the stuff behind the glass cases .. so dodgy.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:18 am 
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righto have learnt my lesson so i will stay the duck away from motorquit.

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i bought my Narva globes from Repco, wasnt to expensive. 47902's i still have the whole packet as i cant solder them into the holders without a soldering iron lol.. the Repco in cannington said they were out of stock (bout 2 months ago) so we had to drive out to their warehouse..

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:21 am 
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dont get me wrong, motoquipe are okay, just DONT EVER BUY THE ELECTRONICS!!! you know the 1's im talking about, with the japanese writing and translations like "embarks green light unto illuminater"

 

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NAfairlane... wrote:
i bought my Narva globes from Repco, wasnt to expensive. 47902's i still have the whole packet as i cant solder them into the holders without a soldering iron lol.. the Repco in cannington said they were out of stock (bout 2 months ago) so we had to drive out to their warehouse..


explain? they are meant to screw straight in? or are the NA's different?

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:58 am 
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anyone care to direct me on to how i decide which resistor is to be used as i wanna do this tomorrow and paint my dash with the silver style of bling?

so may aswell kill 287 birds with 42 rocks

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:43 pm 
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Gaz wrote:
NAfairlane... wrote:
i bought my Narva globes from Repco, wasnt to expensive. 47902's i still have the whole packet as i cant solder them into the holders without a soldering iron lol.. the Repco in cannington said they were out of stock (bout 2 months ago) so we had to drive out to their warehouse..


explain? they are meant to screw straight in? or are the NA's different?


Mine dont screw straight in, the holders the narva LED's come in are too small for the holes in the back of the cluster. And we cant seem to pull the narva LED's out of there holders.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 3:16 pm 
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seing as you guys seem to know the narva models, my globes have been dying in the climate controls on my EA falcon. i got one out a while back and its really small globes in a little black plastic 1/2 turn screw in holder. been everywhere to get replacement globes and no-ne can get them. would also like to change the colour to red if i can to match the rest of my dash. Any help on the model number would be most grateful


*looking at the narva catalogue i think its the 97818 im after but want to make sure by someone that knows*
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