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 Post subject: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:34 am 
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Hi,

I have an AU2 and like to know what base type of LED i.e. T4 / T4.2 etc I need to get to replace the existing standard miniature light bulbs in my dashboard cluster, aircon dials and Auto Trans gear selector.

I'd like to change them to Ice Blue colour.

Are there any other alterations I need to do or is just a matter of replacing bulbs as is.

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Peter
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:37 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 pm 
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@ Papa Smurf,

Thanks for that, I'll check them out soon.

Whilst on the topic of lights, I had replaced my instrument cluster / dashboard with another from a wreck, identical model. The odometer lights worked good for about 3 weeks, then noticed one light getting dimmer.

Prior to wanting to go LED, I purchased new lights made by Narva, replaced the half burnt light, new bulb failed to light up. I'm at a loss as to why this is so, even after replacing both new lights in odometer. The multimeter tells me the bulb is ok, yet, wont light up in odometer. Maybe the same problem will occur if I replace those lights with lED's.

I wonder if I need to send the dashboard away for testing / refurbishment. Any advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:11 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:

Prior to wanting to go LED, I purchased new lights made by Narva, replaced the half burnt light, new bulb failed to light up. I'm at a loss as to why this is so, even after replacing both new lights in odometer. The multimeter tells me the bulb is ok, yet, wont light up in odometer. Maybe the same problem will occur if I replace those lights with lED's.

I wonder if I need to send the dashboard away for testing / refurbishment. Any advice?

Thanks



check circuit? check wiring & plug?
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:51 pm 
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@ Mad2,

I checked the wiring, all seems good. Instruments work as normal, all globes light up, only issue is with the odometer.

One light works, the other very dim.

I replaced those lights with new Narva lights, and none of the lights worked, removed those lights and replaced with the previous lights and lights came on i.e. one full light, the other very dim.

I would not know how to check for circuit problems.
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:16 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
I replaced those lights with new Narva lights, and none of the lights worked,



what type of light are the narva?
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:49 pm 
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Mad 2,

They are the aftermarket ones that have replaced the original ford. They can be purchased from Repco, Bursons, Supercheap, autobahn usually have to be ordered in if not in stock. About $3.00 each.

Narva bulb Number 47734 12V 1.3W. It is listed as Figure 4 on their bulb catalogue
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:35 pm 
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bondy99 wrote:
Mad 2,

They are the aftermarket ones that have replaced the original ford. They can be purchased from Repco, Bursons, Supercheap, autobahn usually have to be ordered in if not in stock. About $3.00 each.

Narva bulb Number 47734 12V 1.3W. It is listed as Figure 4 on their bulb catalogue



going by the part number, they list two globe types. one is standard filament globe & other is led. did you make sure it was 47734 not 47734B ?
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 Post subject: Re: Dashboard and Aircon console lights
Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:50 am 
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It was the standard filament globe it was 47734 as written on the packaging it came out of.
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