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 Post subject: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:01 pm 
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I'm interested in getting dash lights that are a direct swap for my EL Fairmont Ghia,
rather than having to do all the LED work and resistor related modifications.
This is mainly because I feel as if I'm too inexperienced at the moment and would rather something easy and effective to do.
I know you can get white Narva replacement globes,
Being these:
http://www.narva.com.au/products/browse/globes

But apparently because they are multi-directional they cause the dash cluster to look patchy,
Like this:
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Are there any other globes (other than OEM) that you can purchase in the standard bulb holder that are both effective and look good?
If not, are there places that can retail the OEM globes.

I know I'm going to cop a lot of flack for posting this,
but I thought it's better asking than just getting someone to post me a link of the Neon Blue Dash Mod thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:51 pm 
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i sell smd leds on ebay which are brighter then leds and i have never heard of anyone needing to do anything other then a direct replacemenet of globes. However i have found that the el series for some reason had sealed globes into the holders. if by chance you have removeable globes from the holders from an ef then my lites are the way to go and come in many different colours including bright white

 

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:09 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
i sell smd leds on ebay which are brighter then leds and i have never heard of anyone needing to do anything other then a direct replacemenet of globes. However i have found that the el series for some reason had sealed globes into the holders. if by chance you have removeable globes from the holders from an ef then my lites are the way to go and come in many different colours including bright white

Most of my globes are sealed, yeah.
I don't know that the EF had removable globes,
but you've given me the idea of getting some of the holders with the removable option, and stick some T5 SMDs in, because that's what I originally did thinking all the globe holders were removable.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:29 pm 
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yep ef were removeable, silly ford and their antics. let me know if i can help with the leds for your dash, here is the link to my ebay store, i have been plaing with ford clusters for 8 yrs now and i know them pretty well and have thousands of happy customers


http://stores.ebay.com.au/AUTO-ILLUMI-NATION?_rdc=1

 

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:29 pm 
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yep ef were removeable, silly ford and their antics. let me know if i can help with the leds for your dash, here is the link to my ebay store, i have been plaing with ford clusters for 8 yrs now and i know them pretty well and have thousands of happy customers


http://stores.ebay.com.au/AUTO-ILLUMI-NATION?_rdc=1

 

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:36 pm 
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futuraclassic's LED's are perfect i actually bought some the other week and they work perfectly... there are slightly brighter patches above the globe but you barelly notice, they are brilliantly bright...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:42 pm 
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Is there a special Fordmods.com price? Haha.
I'll have to rip apart my Mum's EF wagon and swap some globes around,
or go for a much needed wrecker crawl.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:55 pm 
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i will do you a cheaper price then ebay of course cos it will save me fees. just use my store to work out what u need but message me on here with what you want!

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:57 pm 
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Savage.Falcon.XT wrote:
futuraclassic's LED's are perfect i actually bought some the other week and they work perfectly... there are slightly brighter patches above the globe but you barelly notice, they are brilliantly bright...


Thanks saveage, yeh its taken me ages to get the best quality from a reliable supplier and over 8 yrs of research. Leds are the old smd is the best you can get now!, my ea eb ed globes have for smds so theyre even brighter then au ef el au ones.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:58 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
i will do you a cheaper price then ebay of course cos it will save me fees. just use my store to work out what u need but message me on here with what you want!

No worries,
I'll probably hit you up for some white SMDs soon man.

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 Post subject: Re: Direct Replacement Dash Globes for EL Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:01 pm 
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let me know how you go with the ef holders, i do have some here but theyre so hard to get if i can find em.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:03 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
let me know how you go with the ef holders, i do have some here but theyre so hard to get if i can find em.


I'll most likely do it tomorrow during the day.
Would I have any problems with the EL dash and the EF bulb holders?

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:05 pm 
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should be indentical except not sealed. you will notice at the base end that sticks out, theres 2 small wires there. well ef doesnt have them. Keep those ones though for replacements like indicator warning lights etc in future

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:19 pm 
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hey mate i just changed my dash lights to blue LEDS in my el they look good as a plase called jaycar had the globes i needed they were a direct fit
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Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:23 pm 
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Futuraclassic wrote:
should be indentical except not sealed. you will notice at the base end that sticks out, theres 2 small wires there. well ef doesnt have them. Keep those ones though for replacements like indicator warning lights etc in future

Thanks heaps,
I'm looking forward to see if this works,
because I felt like an idiot when I realised that the globes were sealed in the EL and accidently snapped one... so that was fun!

I'll be sure to post on here anyway.

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