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This Is A Simple How To LED Your 620 Truck (Because You And I Both Know You Can't See Your Gauges At Night To Save Your Life) :rofl:DSC03667.jpg

 

^^ Simple Thing I Made That Shows Where The Bulbs Are

*Please Note*

It Is Best To REMOVE The Whole Gauge Bezel W/ Gauge Cluster To Do This

This Is On A 78 Non KC With AC, I Know There Are Variations But The Gauges Should Have The Same Lights :huh:

 

1 - The Tach... - A Little Tricky :hmm:

Bulbs - BA9s

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT , Then Choose 2 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - You Will Need To Remove Everything Off The Back To Open It And Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT

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Now Put The Tach Back Together And Install LEDs

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1b - Heater Controls... - A Little Tricky :hmm:

Bulbs - BA9s

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 2 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT

DSC03535.jpg

 

 

1c - A/C Controls... - A Little Tricky :hmm:

Bulbs - BA9s

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT

DSC03535.jpg

 

 

2 - Turn Signal Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:

 

Bulbs - BA9s

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 1 Green

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulbs

 

 

3 - Speedometer... - Somewhat Complicated :geek:

 

Bulbs - Miniature Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...s%2F74-xHP.html

Simply Choose 2 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT

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Now To Get These Bulbs To Fit You Will Need To Pinch The Contacts Together To Get The Bulbs To Fit,Use A Simple Screwdriver Like So:

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Now You Might Be Thinking To Yourself... "Why The Hell Do I Need To Get These Tiny Ass Bulbs When They Have Some That Fit Right In"

If You Want To Get The Different Bulbs, Go Right Ahead.

I Did The Math And The Other Bulbs Will Illuminate About Twice As Much As Your Other Gauges.

With These All 3 Of Your Gauges Will Be The Same (In Brightness)

*Also* - These Bulbs Are Polarized, If They Do Not Turn On Simply Flip Them Around.

 

 

4 - Idiot Gauge... - Simple :confused:

 

Bulbs - Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htm

Simply Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT

DSC03535.jpg

 

Simply Replace The Bulb

 

 

5 - Idiot Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:

 

Bulbs - Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle, Then Choose 3 Red

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulbs

 

 

5b - Idiot Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:

 

Bulbs - Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle, Then Choose 1 UV (Blacklight)

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulb

 

 

6 - Light And Wipe & Wash Illumination... - Simple :confused:

 

Bulbs - Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htm

Simply Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulb

This Is Hidden Somewhere Behind Your Dash

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6b- Dome Light... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:

 

Bulbs - Wedge Base

http://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htm

Simply Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulb

 

 

7 - Floor Temp & Seat Belts... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:

 

Bulbs - BA9s

http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htm

Make Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 2 Red

 

Installation - Simply Replace The Bulbs

 

Before

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After (Brighter Than They Appear :rofl:)

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I put those bulbs in my speedo without removing anything.Obviously i used a green bulb so my guages are greener than a Leprechaun's ass.

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Great writeup. :thumbup:

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awesome writeup, but everyone please note that the tach lights are nto as bright as they seem in the pictures, you will need to get some higher power bulbs with more led's for the light output to seem similar.

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very bright. i did this mod years ago with all red LED and wow what a bright sob. lots of fun.

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Im gonna have to go pick up some leds now lol. thats bad ass. Thanks for the write up!

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Thank You Zeusimo!

I just finished this upgrade and... Really... these are much brighter than stock. I went green. Though similar to original, the green is a different color than stock, if that is important. Also, the dash light dimmer works with the LEDs just fine.

Observations (using Zeusimo's numbers)

1) After removing the screws and nuts off the back, support the tach and don't let it fall on the floor. With the guts out, you can then access the green plastic bulb covers.

3 & 4) After the clear gauge cluster cover has been removed (it's held on with clips), the black bezel over the idiot lights & gauges lifts out. You then can remove the green plastic bulb cover in the middle. Also, with the bezel out, you can then access the green plastic bulb covers behind the Spedo.

After installation of the bulbs into the Spedo cluster, I'd recommend that you plug the assembly back in and test. It will be easy to make any adjustments necessary before final installation.

And the tiny ass mini bulbs used do illuminate evenly. :thumbup:

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Thanks for the write up, I was hesitant at first but threw my dick to the wind and went for it. I hope I like the green color thats all.

 

Oh well.

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Well this is fucked, I just ordered all the lights following the links and I got sent bayonet base bulbs not wedged ones. Your links are wrong and now I have a bunch of lights I can use. Its a good thing they're cheap or I'd be more upset.

 

Fix the links to the proper bulbs.

 

Correction, the red Dummy lights and the blue High/Pass bulb are wrong. I have those in bayonets not wedge ones. Other then that everything else was fine and works. I went green with everything and am happy with the choice. Ill post a photo tomorrow.

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Bump, cus I havnt seen this write up yet and someone was askin about LED swaps.

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Yeah, It's Been A While

I'm Not Into The Datsun World That Much Nowadays

Just Ignore The Links, The Bulbs Are Listed Up There Anyways

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This is really good. does anyone know what the leds are for the front turn signals on a 620?

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This is what I used. I suppose you don't have to use green.

 

BA9S-G-90-12VAC Green 90 Degree 12Vd

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This Is A Simple How To LED Your 620 Truck (Because You And I Both Know You Can't See Your Gauges At Night To Save Your Life) :rofl:DSC03667.jpg^^ Simple Thing I Made That Shows Where The Bulbs Are*Please Note*It Is Best To REMOVE The Whole Gauge Bezel W/ Gauge Cluster To Do ThisThis Is On A 78 Non KC With AC, I Know There Are Variations But The Gauges Should Have The Same Lights huh.gif1 - The Tach... - A Little Tricky :hmm:Bulbs - BA9shttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htmMake Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT , Then Choose 2 Of Your Desired ColourInstallation - You Will Need To Remove Everything Off The Back To Open It And Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FITDSC03512.jpgDSC03535.jpgNow Put The Tach Back Together And Install LEDsDSC03519.jpg1b - Heater Controls... - A Little Tricky :hmm: Bulbs - BA9shttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htmMake Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 2 Of Your Desired ColourInstallation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FITDSC03535.jpg1c - A/C Controls... - A Little Tricky :hmm: Bulbs - BA9s http://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_1led.htm Make Sure - You Get The 180 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour Installation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FIT DSC03535.jpg2 - Turn Signal Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:Bulbs - BA9shttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htmMake Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 1 GreenInstallation - Simply Replace The Bulbs3 - Speedometer... - Somewhat Complicated :geek:Bulbs - Miniature Wedge Basehttp://www.superbrig...s%2F74-xHP.htmlSimply Choose 2 Of Your Desired ColourInstallation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FITDSC03535.jpgNow To Get These Bulbs To Fit You Will Need To Pinch The Contacts Together To Get The Bulbs To Fit,Use A Simple Screwdriver Like So:DSC03541.jpgNow You Might Be Thinking To Yourself... "Why The Hell Do I Need To Get These Tiny Ass Bulbs When They Have Some That Fit Right In"If You Want To Get The Different Bulbs, Go Right Ahead.I Did The Math And The Other Bulbs Will Illuminate About Twice As Much As Your Other Gauges.With These All 3 Of Your Gauges Will Be The Same (In Brightness)*Also* - These Bulbs Are Polarized, If They Do Not Turn On Simply Flip Them Around.4 - Idiot Gauge... - Simple :confused:Bulbs - Wedge Basehttp://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htmSimply Choose 1 Of Your Desired ColourInstallation - Once Again, Remove The Lens Because The LEDs WILL NOT FITDSC03535.jpgSimply Replace The Bulb5 - Idiot Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:Bulbs - Wedge Basehttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htmMake Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle, Then Choose 3 RedInstallation - Simply Replace The Bulbs5b - Idiot Lights... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:Bulbs - Wedge Basehttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htmMake Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle, Then Choose 1 UV (Blacklight)Installation - Simply Replace The Bulb6 - Light And Wipe & Wash Illumination... - Simple :confused:Bulbs - Wedge Basehttp://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htmSimply Choose 1 Of Your Desired ColourInstallation - Simply Replace The BulbThis Is Hidden Somewhere Behind Your DashDSC03665.jpg6b- Dome Light... - As Simple As It Gets :confused: Bulbs - Wedge Base http://www.superbrig...s%2FWLED-x5.htm Simply Choose 1 Of Your Desired Colour Installation - Simply Replace The Bulb7 - Floor Temp & Seat Belts... - As Simple As It Gets :confused:Bulbs - BA9shttp://www.superbrig...2Fba9s_wide.htmMake Sure - You Get The 90 Degree Viewing Angle And 12V DIRECT CURRENT, Then Choose 2 RedInstallation - Simply Replace The Bulbs

Are the wedge base the same as the miniature base? It's confusing when the links are different

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Wedge base appears to be a narrow blade, typical of a 194 type bulb. These push in to lock

 

5081874_syl_194LL_pri_larg.jpg

 

wled-x5-store0.jpg

 

Miniature appears to be a small metal cylinder with nubs on it, typical of a 53 type bulb. These push down and turn slightly to lock.

 

53-2T.jpg

 

ba9s-led-bulb-4-led-ba9s-retrofit.jpg

 

Hopefully that helps.

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Wedge base appears to be a narrow blade, typical of a 194 type bulb. These push in to lock5081874_syl_194LL_pri_larg.jpgwled-x5-store0.jpg

Miniature appears to be a small metal cylinder with nubs on it, typical of a 53 type bulb. These push down and turn slightly to lock.53-2T.jpgba9s-led-bulb-4-led-ba9s-retrofit.jpg

Hopefully that helps.

Have you done this swap your self? Maybe you can give me the ones you got total I counted 16 bulbs I just need to see if I have the right size

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Nope i haven't. It doesn't take a whole lot to pull the gauzes. Just do it and count the bulbs.

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