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Old 05 Feb 2014, 09:57 pm
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Question The definitive guide for dash bulb replacement?

Ok, so have read many posts regarding the replacement of dash lights. The simple question is:
What is the best bulb to get better, brighter illumination for my 2001 Cruiser dash gauges?
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Old 05 Feb 2014, 10:58 pm
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Cool Re: The definitive guide for dash bulb replacement?

I replaced 5 of my stock #74 dash bulbs,with 5-#2723 bulbs(I kept 1-High-Beam/2-Turn Indicators w/#74s,they're bright enough for me).......I've been very satisfied with the results,they're 2 times brighter,and it still allows use use the rheostat(dimmer switch) if I want......Although,some prefer the look of LEDs(whiter/brighter),but if you get the wrong kind/color you can end up with dark & bright areas in the gauges,or the needles won't illuminate properly.
With LEDs you need to make sure to get ones with 360 degrees of illumination,and it's a good idea to replace the gauge bulbs with blue LEDS,and the 2 bulbs for the needles with red LEDs for the best effect...But,you give up dimming capabilities because LEDs are generally either 'ON',or 'OFF'.
LEDs are also 'polarity specific' so if installed 'backwards' they won't work,but all you need to do to correct it is turn them the other way in the socket;So you basically have a 50/50 chance of getting it right the 1st time.
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Old 05 Feb 2014, 11:54 pm
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Cool Re: The definitive guide for dash bulb replacement?

Like Rand says....
I just tried both the wide angle (multi-chip) LEDs, and the #2723 bulbs in the 2005 Dream Cruiser convertible.
The 2723s are definitely brighter!
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