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    Dash lights too Dim

    I've added white dials to my rev/speed counters and changed the bulbs to blue LED ones but they are really dim. I knew they would be slighty dimmer due to the dial covers.

    What ways could I light my displays up better? LED strips above the clocks for example?

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    Can only suggest maybe a brighter bulb if possible?

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    Cant really be arsed to take everything apart again Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmc_82 View Post
    Cant really be arsed to take everything apart again Anyone else?
    If you put a strip above the cluster it will glare off the glass,

    So you need smd's or brighter leds

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    Have you turned the dimmer dial up?

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    Yes all the way up. I'll just leave it, Still able to see the info in the dark, just not as bright as i wanted.

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    No there just leds same as you have

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    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/B8-3D-1-SMD-T...-/320764327375
    Thats smd, you get them cheaper but thats just to show you what they look like

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    you sure one/some of the LED's is not the wrong way round? Are they all lit?

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    Yes there smd :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    you sure one/some of the LED's is not the wrong way round? Are they all lit?
    The ones I can see are, a couple you cant tell as there enclosed and can only tell at night. The dash does seems to brighten up quite even.

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    Yeah should be all even really. I used a towel to check they were all lit before 're fitting. Anything LED wise ild check with crazyLED's. I got full kit and all sweet.. is some variants though such as MFD is visible even in sun light but fan controls are not. That's just the nature of the car though. But Speedo has an even spread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    Yeah should be all even really. I used a towel to check they were all lit before 're fitting. Anything LED wise ild check with crazyLED's. I got full kit and all sweet.. is some variants though such as MFD is visible even in sun light but fan controls are not. That's just the nature of the car though. But Speedo has an even spread.
    Mine was hard to check with a towel as you can hardly see them at night never mind the day so just put it all back together. I'm gonna get some brighter SMD bulbs and hopefully that will cure it. Good time to start spraying all my console anyway as its coming off

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