PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum

PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/)
-   Diesel Discussion (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/)
-   -   replacing all interior lights with led - what bulb types? (http://www.peachparts.com/shopforum/diesel-discussion/323683-replacing-all-interior-lights-led-what-bulb-types.html)

weird beard 08-26-2012 04:52 AM

replacing all interior lights with led - what bulb types?
 
I just replaced my cluster back lighting with 2 194 front facing SMD leds. Very impressed. Now want to replace the rest of the back lighting on the dash. I need to know what type of bulbs are used for climate control, fiber optic array, and shifter. Also if they need to be a non directional beam.The window switches I imagine are not replaceable and will play with them later.

As I am ordering these online I need to know ahead of time what types and how many. The MB numbers are no help. I searched and that was all I could find. Need the USA numbers. Thanks in advance.

1982 300sd, American market, w126

compress ignite 08-26-2012 06:06 AM

Bulbs
 
://www.sylvania.com/en-us/applications/automotive-lighting-systems/Pages/lrgmain.aspx


http://www.superbrightleds.com/cat/led-vehicle-replacement-bulbs/

weird beard 08-26-2012 11:51 PM

194 base front facing super bright leds are lighting up my cluster with nice, bright, crisp white light!

cho 08-27-2012 06:59 AM

pics?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by weird beard (Post 2999860)
194 base front facing super bright leds are lighting up my cluster with nice, bright, crisp white light!


hi mate,

can you post a pic of your updated cluster and the pic of
new bulb that you have used?


thanks


.

jay_bob 08-27-2012 09:38 AM

Later model 123 window switches are already LEDs.

I have a 240d so the climate control is different than yours. Mine takes 5 wedge base bulbs like the cluster, 3 behind the knobs and 2 behind the panel.

Spider also takes a wedge bulb, but you will need an LED that delivers light 360 degrees about the axis. That might be tough as I would imagine most of the wedge LEDs are set up to emit off the end.

I took apart my spider, cleaned both ends of the fibers with a q-tip dipped in alcohol, and also gently cleaned all the rocker switch faces the same way, after a fresh OE incandescent bulb it was like night and day.

weird beard 08-28-2012 06:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cho (Post 2999938)
hi mate,

can you post a pic of your updated cluster and the pic of
new bulb that you have used?


thanks


.


no pic, search ebay for 194 smd led, got one with 6 front facing led chips.

compu_85 08-28-2012 08:54 AM

I did this in my SDL... the LEDs work great. I got the warm white ones, if I didn't tell you they were LEDs you'd never notice.

-J


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website