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How To: LED Your 620 Truck (Inside)

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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.

 

I'm more concerned if I got the right bulbs that's all

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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.

 

do this and check to make sure

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do this and check to make sure

Lol I just don't want to have spare bulbs that I can't use if I get it wrong

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Lol I just don't want to have spare bulbs that I can't use if I get it wrong

are you drIrving the vehicle and unable to pull the lights to count before purchasing?

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Also don't buy cheapo from eBay. Seen a few catch fire

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are you drIrving the vehicle and unable to pull the lights to count before purchasing?

 

yes I am .. I want to be prepared

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On 5/1/2011 at 6:13 AM, Zeusimo said:

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 😕

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 😕

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

 

5 - Idiot Lights... - As Simple As It Gets 😕

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 😕

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 😕

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 😕

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 😕

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

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I know that there are several people who have gone through the process of changing out all of their bulbs for the LED style, but I am a bit confused when I go through Zeusimo's How-To, as items 5 & 5b (Idiot Lights) describe Wedge Base bulbs, but the link provided is for BA9's.  I don't have the opportunity to remove the gauge cluster just yet to visually confirm the type of bulb, as it is my daily driver.  Can anyone who has performed this swap confirm if the bulbs are in fact Wedge Base bulbs or BA9's (I'm guessing Wedge Base due to the fact that the Idiot Gauge bulb item 4 is a Wedge Base but want to confirm)?

Additionally, the How-To says that you only need 1 green bulb for item 2 (Turn Signal Lights), but I want to confirm if you only need the 1 because it does both the left turn indicator and the right indicator, or if you actually need 2 separate bulbs (one for left and one for right)?  Along with the Turn Signal Lights, I am wondering if the Light and Wipe/Wash Illumination is similar in that you actually need 2 separate bulbs rather than the 1 bulb that the How-To indicates.

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