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 Post subject: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:42 am 
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i put new bulbs into my fairmont but the dash is duller then before and the bulbs i put in are 6 LED!!!can barely see the needles any help?????maybe white bulbs?
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:10 pm 
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1st, check that ALL the globes are lighting up, LED's will only work one way around, any that aren't turn 180 degrees and try again.
However I have found that some LED's have a very directional beam of light, i.e. not much spread, so you'll end up with one really bright spot while the rest stays dull. Also Red needles really don't light up well with LED's

 

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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:14 pm 
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Esteven8 wrote:
1st, check that ALL the globes are lighting up, LED's will only work one way around, any that aren't turn 180 degrees and try again.
However I have found that some LED's have a very directional beam of light, i.e. not much spread, so you'll end up with one really bright spot while the rest stays dull. Also Red needles really don't light up well with LED's

yea all the leds are working properly found that out after i put them in and only one worked lol.....i think it could be cos mine projected back onto the cluster cos its a mont unless i can try and get some fluro needle covers?
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:28 pm 
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I bought leds from ebay which turned out to be really pathetic and flickered until they blew, I spent some decent coin and. Bought the quad leds from the jaycar site. And I can tell you its the best investment I've made, they are 3x as bright, better quality, easier to install
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 12:50 pm 
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EA-SPAC-88 wrote:
I bought leds from ebay which turned out to be really pathetic and flickered until they blew, I spent some decent coin and. Bought the quad leds from the jaycar site. And I can tell you its the best investment I've made, they are 3x as bright, better quality, easier to install

only thing is tho i dnt kno if they would do anymore justice since the light projects down onto the cluster it doesnt just light up from the back
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:06 pm 
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Eb cruiza wrote:
EA-SPAC-88 wrote:
I bought leds from ebay which turned out to be really pathetic and flickered until they blew, I spent some decent coin and. Bought the quad leds from the jaycar site. And I can tell you its the best investment I've made, they are 3x as bright, better quality, easier to install

only thing is tho i dnt kno if they would do anymore justice since the light projects down onto the cluster it doesnt just light up from the back


My cluster lights project down also, they are as bright as day. I would recommend them to anyone anyday, ill take a picture tomorrow night to show you
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:47 pm 
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Got a link to these jaycar ones ?
I brought ones from jaycar and they were kinda bright but they were like a light aqua blue. Then I got some blue t5 SMD they wernt that bright . Then I got blue t5 LEDs but the dome type where u could see the cup.

I'd like to find some bright blue LEDs which light up the cluster real bright .

 

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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:46 am 
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would be good if u can get a pic i'd like to see the difference lol
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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:00 pm 
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I found them on the jaycar site $8 for 6 might have to purchase them

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:04 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
I found them on the jaycar site $8 for 6 might have to purchase them

jesus i paid $18.99 for 1 packet of 2 leds from auto bahn lol and i got 3 packets!
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:38 pm 
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Yea auto barn are a rip off for s**t like that . LEDs etc. Either eBay or jaycar . But eBay s**t and say there ultra super bright when they are dull as f**k. I'm going to get there's t5 blue ones from jaycar now so I'll give you's some feed back

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:41 pm 
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f**k their closed sundays . Will get them monday

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:33 pm 
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I bought them off jaycars site, I think it cost me about $28 for 8 leds inc postage. Mine are the t10 wedges
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Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:29 pm 
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ef_falcon_95 wrote:
f**k their closed sundays . Will get them monday


How odd the Sydney metro ones are open and according to the Jaycar website the following Woolongong one is open on Sunday's

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Wollongong
357 Keira Street 2500
Corner Swan Street
Ph: 02 4226 7089
Fax: 02 4226 5623

Trading Hours
Mon-Fri: 8.30 - 5.30
Thu: 8.30 - 7.30
Sat: 8.30 - 5.00
Sun: 10.00 - 4.00
Map: Woolongong
New South Wales, Australia
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 Post subject: Re: DULL CLUSTER
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:31 pm 
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Yea I just googled it and it said it was closed . Should of specified wollongong .
Oh well

 

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