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Old 08-19-2016, 08:05 AM
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Any brighter "plug and play" bulbs available for the instrument panel on my '96?
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Earl I don't quite know the difference between the 96 and 97-up models, but my stock 99 dash lights are quite bright and I tend to dim them at night because it helps my night vision.
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I have heard that installing LED lights can brighten up your Dash lights, but I have also heard you can not dim them.

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I put these in our monte carlo made a big difference from 194s ....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Monte-Carlo-SS-El-Camino-brighter-gauge-lights-/141382604041?_trksid=p2352135.m2548.l4275
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Looks like a lot of options at e-bay for 84-96 xj's.

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Originally Posted by Cherokee4Lif3 View Post
I have heard that installing LED lights can brighten up your Dash lights, but I have also heard you can not dim them.
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Yep. Don't know about all LED's but some do say you lose the dimming option.

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part #'s are the same. Maybe the age of my bulbs is the issue.

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I found a bulb and socket from when I did the instrument panel swap. Looks like the ones on that link. No #'s on the bulb but the socket has "Wagner 3H" on it. Must be a trick to getting the bulb out cause one of the wires stayed in the socket.
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I put LEDs. I love them. Here's a pic. I'll look up the details for you. They were cheap and easy.
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Sorry. Wrong pic. That was from the site. Here's my cluster.
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That's from just a bulb change? Any info is appreciated.
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Sure is! I went on superbright LEDs and order them.
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Originally Posted by Heartlesshigs View Post
Sorry. Wrong pic. That was from the site. Here's my cluster.
Man that is a great improvement. I think that will be next on priority list.
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This the link with a pic of the bulb size and such. I used the old housing form the old bulbs. Just popped the new ones in the old socket and twisted it back in. Worked great. I already had my dash torn up because of the ignition issues and such. So why not? I could barely see the lights at night.

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And one of these sizes is the right one for the ac controls. I ordered the 3mm ones first. They were too small. So either the 4 or 5mm should fit. You only need 2 of these.
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Originally Posted by Cherokee4Lif3 View Post
Man that is a great improvement. I think that will be next on priority list.
I already had my dash tore up and the old bulbs were crap. Highly recommended and it was super cheap.
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