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maxd Bill D
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA   USA
I know there has been discussion about this in the past but I wanted to see if anyone has new ideas about converting to LED's for dash lights. I had to remove the blue diffusers since most were melted or broken.
Thanks,
BD

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72dennis76doug Doug Miller
West Salem, WI, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Miss Colleen"
Bill:
I sent the gauges from my '76 TR6 to West Valley Instrument Specialists (Morris Mintz) in Reseda, CA. earlier this year. They cleaned, serviced and calibrated all of my gauges. In addition, they installed green LED light strips (not bulbs) in all of the gauges. They may (I cannot recall) have blue strips also? The cost for just the conversion to strips was $350.00. Not cheap but I really like them. Hope this helps. I'm sure there are other outlets as well.

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frostr6 Bill Connell
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA   USA
I recently installed the TR6 gauge set from Classic Car LEDs:
https://www.classiccarleds.co.uk/products/triumph-tr6-warm-white-gauge-10-x-led-bulbs-upgrade-kit-glb987-e10-mes-987

Their bulbs screw in to the original sockets, which works great though a little fiddly because the bulbs and short and there’s little to grab on to. A noticeable improvement in dash lights.

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jjjjack Gold Member Jack Greene
Boston, Massachusetts, USA   USA
1967 Triumph GT6 "Wee Wee Car"
Bill -

Thanks for the recommendation. I had been eyeing them for my 67 GT6. Off to order!

Jack

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w147ik Heinrich Koncki
George, Western Cape, South Africa   ZAF
1963 Morris Mini Traveller "Moritz"
2001 BMW Z3 "Wife's Car"
A definite improvement. You cannot use the original rheostat (dimmer). I put a period hazard light switch in his place.
If you believe you can't do without a dimmer, there is somebody (forgot, where and who) the US who converts them to electronic foe about 70$.


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72dennis76doug Doug Miller
West Salem, WI, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Miss Colleen"
Bill D:
As far as dimming the LED gauge lights, I sent my original rheostat to Dale Osterndorf (Roanoke, VA) for conversion to electronic. He did a great job and charged me $45.00 + shipping ($7.00). Hookup is straight-forward and it works perfectly. Your rheostat needs to be in good mechanical condition (the threads are susceptible to damage and difficult to repair). Turn-around time was short. I suggest if you want to have the conversion done, email him at: od_cntl@hotmail.com. Also, in addition to the LED strips I mentioned in my earlier post, I converted all other lights to LED's from Classic Car LEDs in the UK. I'm very happy with them.

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
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maxd Bill D
Fort Pierce, Florida, USA   USA
I don't want to have the gauges refurbished as I've done that work myself. Tony have you used the eBay bulbs?
Thanks BD

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Tonyfixit Tony M
Duncan, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
Tony have you used the eBay bulbs?
Thanks BD
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Yes, they are in the front and rear turn signals, brake lights and side lights on both my Spitfire and Toyota pick up.

I also changed the map light in the Spitfire and the rear box light in the Toyota (two COB panels very bright!)

They have all been just fine for 18 months now.

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redoakboo Dick Vinal
Clermont, , FL, USA   USA
1957 Triumph TR3 "Ruby"
I converted all my dash lights to red LED's. No problems, just order the screw in type for your car. I put blue ones in my 70 Firebird.

Dick

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