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Old 02-09-2012, 10:20 AM
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I was squeezing my hand in behind the dash; I accidently knocked out one of the lights to a gauge. I noticed the bulb had a red rubber cover. Hence the red color background color of my gauges. With my car being blue I thought it would be nice if the color if the back light of the gauges were blue also. Apparently you can order different colors of “diffusers” at a very reasonable price. I Here are the before and after shots. I only changed out one side of the tack and speed odometer for a nice effect.



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Old 02-09-2012, 02:58 PM
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Yeah, they're called bulb condoms.

You can also replace the bulb with LEDs in any color for even better effect.
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Would there be interest in having a gauges flash like a shift light?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:04 PM
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That is some good info...thanks Jay and 68 FB....nice touches...Jay thanks for dash knobs...look great...Bill
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Cool touch! I've wondered about that myself. '68..where did you order the bulb covers?

If you go with Led's, where do you source them? And are they plug-n-play?
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I switched to LEDs in my gauges last year - bought them from superbrightleds.com. I stayed with red, but there are other colors available. You'll need 9 of them - they are plug and play.

WLED-x (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs Specifications

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T3-1/4 (#194/168)
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I switched to LEDs in my gauges last year - bought them from superbrightleds.com. I stayed with red, but there are other colors available. You'll need 9 of them - they are plug and play.

WLED-x (194 type) Wedge Base bulbs Specifications

WLED Miniature Wedge Base bulbs
T3-1/4 (#194/168)
Did you purchase the 90° or 120° beam angle?
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120 - wider the better so you don't have bright spots
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Thanks for the link Eric...I'll give them a try!
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I got the bulb covers from eGauge on line. They were very helpfull. Very easy to install if you have small hands. My daughter was great help.
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