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Old 05 Mar 2014, 06:01 pm
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It's been awhile but the light directly behind fuel gage is out. Behind the temperature gauge is fine. I realize these are not actual bulbs. Is this a easy fix? I never had this area apart yet to look. What can I do?
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 07:48 pm
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it's not too bad. there's a sticky in the how to section (I think) on the procedure. you might as well replace all the bulbs while you have the cluster out. I believe they take #74 bulbs. I'm thinkin there are 7 (?) bulbs.
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It's been awhile but the light directly behind fuel gage is out. Behind the temperature gauge is fine. I realize these are not actual bulbs. Is this a easy fix? I never had this area apart yet to look. What can I do?
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 08:13 pm
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Thanks Busted_PT for the link! I heard too, I can get different colour bulbs for it too!
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if you want them a little brighter so you can see better during an overcast day, some have used #2723 bulbs. I'm waiting for warmer weather to swap mine out.
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Old 05 Mar 2014, 10:02 pm
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I can get different colour bulbs for it too!
I have #2723 bulbs in my gauge cluster,and I like the increase in brightness.
If you go with colored bulbs you need to watch out....If you get complimentary colors,your OK;If you get clashing colors,your gauges may end up looking dim/dark(It's a color palette thing).
Example: If red bulbs are installed,it will end up getting filtered by blue/green color of the stock gauge face,and end up looking a sorta dark-purple color.
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Old 06 Mar 2014, 03:29 am
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if you want them a little brighter so you can see better during an overcast day, some have used #2723 bulbs. I'm waiting for warmer weather to swap mine out.
I hear you Soyomb about the warmer weather. The calendar says spring is 2 weeks away and we change clocks this weekend. Damm, I treasure my sleep.LOL. The colour of your wife's PT(eggplant), you mean deep cranberry? That is mine. Thanks again for thread.
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I have #2723 bulbs in my gauge cluster,and I like the increase in brightness.
If you go with colored bulbs you need to watch out....If you get complimentary colors,your OK;If you get clashing colors,your gauges may end up looking dim/dark(It's a color palette thing).
Example: If red bulbs are installed,it will end up getting filtered by blue/green color of the stock gauge face,and end up looking a sorta dark-purple color.
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