Dim instrument panel lights

79 USA 1

79 USA 1

G-Body Guru
Sep 2, 2011
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Cheektowaga, New York
Nice upgrade, Bob,
I should really consider doing it to mine. Where did you acquire your LED's? These cars all have dimly lit gauges.
I guess one thing to take into consideration, you can't adjust the brightness using LED's from what I've read in the past.
I agree Jack,
I also repainted the white background inside the cluster as it had a dark powder blue cast to it. I used Rustoleum bright white for that.
Before:
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After:
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I picked them up out of https://www.superbrightleds.com/
These are the LED's I used for the dash illumination:https://www.superbrightleds.com/veh...hicle-led-lights?make=16&model=1191&year=1979
6500k cool white bulbs 3 Year warranty, and dimmable (To a point) but still expensive. I ordered 2 bulbs from them, waited a few weeks when they sent a 10% off code good for maybe 2 days then ordered the rest for 1 car. Did the same with my 79 Monte Carlo when the next 10% discount code arrived.
 
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Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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I agree Jack,
I also repainted the white background inside the cluster as it had a dark powder blue cast to it. I used Rustoleum bright white for that.
Before:
View attachment 138039
After:
View attachment 138040

I picked them up out of https://www.superbrightleds.com/
These are the LED's I used for the dash illumination:https://www.superbrightleds.com/veh...hicle-led-lights?make=16&model=1191&year=1979
6500k cool white bulbs 3 Year warranty, and dimmable (To a point) but still expensive. I ordered 2 bulbs from them, waited a few weeks when they sent a 10% off code good for maybe 2 days then ordered the rest for 1 car. Did the same with my 79 Monte Carlo when the next 10% discount code arrived.
Great tip, Bob,
Also, thanks for the information.
 
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