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This is a discussion on Cluster needles not bright enough after conversion within the Interior Mods forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Few months ago I did a blue led conversion where I simply swapped out the cluster bulbs with LED twist ...

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    Cluster needles not bright enough after conversion

    Few months ago I did a blue led conversion where I simply swapped out the cluster bulbs with LED twist lock bulbs. The gauges looks great but the needles are very dim and hard to see at night. How do i make the needles brighter?
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    did you adjust the lamp adjustment on your left side of the steering wheel (same "stick" as the turn signal)
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    Yep its on the brightest setting
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    Sorry... Had to ask!

    Were the LEDs the same wattage?
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    Oops. Not sure. I just found the replacement LEDs for the bulbs
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    I just looked up the LEDs. Heres a page with all the info for them

    http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b...s%2F74_t15.htm

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    Can you show us a picture? I bet it looks pretty sweet, dim or not
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    Quote Originally Posted by as13070 View Post
    Yep its on the brightest setting
    Did you ever find a fix for this?

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    I did. After trying multiple LED's, I ended up going back to the standard incandescent lights and got the needles back to the correct brightness. The problem that I encountered with the LED's was that I only purchased about 8 different types to test, and none of them fired in exactly the correct direction to illuminate the needles properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KryptoNyte View Post
    I did. After trying multiple LED's, I ended up going back to the standard incandescent lights and got the needles back to the correct brightness. The problem that I encountered with the LED's was that I only purchased about 8 different types to test, and none of them fired in exactly the correct direction to illuminate the needles properly.
    I figured it was going to come down to that, thanks info!

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