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RustBucket

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I ran a search on the forum but can't seem to find any pics of instrument clusters with red led's. Anybody have a pic of original 80s El Camino instrument cluster with red led's? Here is a pic of the lights I ordered. Are they correct? Thank yal God bless.
 

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I have those in my Regal. I have aftermeaket gauges though. Can't seem to find a pic. I'll snap one later for you when its dark.
 
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I have those in my Regal. I have aftermeaket gauges though. Can't seem to find a pic. I'll snap one later for you when its dark.
OK thanks bro. R they dimmable?
 
RegalBegal

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Not dimmable but with the red they dont seem as bright at least for me.
 
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That looks cool! I wonder what the factory gauges will look like. I'm thinking it might not be good enough because they use the light reflecting from behind and not see thru gauges like yours. But yours looks cool.
 
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And thanks for snapping the pic bro.
 
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The problem with red dash lights is they are very hard to see when you have oncoming traffic, like on a two lane road. If your eyes see bright white light, they take a long time to adjust to red light. Red light is supposed to keep more of your "night vision", but the first oncoming car ruins any "night vision" you had.

My '86 Mustang had red dash lights and sometimes I could not read the speedo, staring right at it... and that was with 23 years old eyes. I'm sure it would be even harder with 53 year old eyes.

Car MFG's went away from red dash lights in the late 80's because of complaints.
 

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