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Old 01-20-2007, 11:46 PM
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Turning a "milliion " times then replacing the rheostat and the bulbs with the 3Watts has NOT done it for me.

I'd be interested in the LED set up presented as a "This is for Dummies" LOL
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:54 AM
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Improved dash lighting 300E, 1986

Originally Posted by 300holst View Post
Briefly, I pulled the cluster out, used a Dremel to grind out the plastic welds holding the two prism covers, removed the old yellowed prisms, painted flat white around the slots where the prisms had reflected light back to the guages, and mounted two, white, LEDs in each slot. The LEDs are powered by a 9v regulated supply which draws 12v from the dash light dimmer supply. I also painted the guage needles with a fluorescent orange model paint which I bought at a toy store. The total cost was under $5.00.
Does running the 9 Volt LEDs at 12 Volts hurt them? What soldering was needed? Yes, please publish a procedure and sources for LEDs!

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