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  • [Corsa B] 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?

    Pic shows the counter's...
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  • #2
    Can only suggest maybe a brighter bulb if possible?
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    • #3
      Cant really be arsed to take everything apart again Anyone else?

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Have you turned the dimmer dial up?

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              Are these what I'd need if I did replace the bulbs? 10X T5 LED SMD Speedo Dashboard Dash Wedge Light Car Sidelight Bulb Lamp Blue | eBay

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              • #8
                No there just leds same as you have

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                • #9
                  B8.3D 1 SMD Twist Lock LED bulbs Dashboard Gauges Blue | eBay
                  Thats smd, you get them cheaper but thats just to show you what they look like

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                  • #10
                    These... 2 x B8.5D T5 X1 5050 SMD/LED XENON BLUE SPEED DASHBOARD SIDE LIGHT BULB | eBay

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                    • #11
                      you sure one/some of the LED's is not the wrong way round? Are they all lit?
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                      • #12
                        Yes there smd :thumbup:

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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Vauxhall Vectra 1.9 CDTi SRi - New Car
                            Black 1.2 Corsa SXI Project - Sold
                            Aruba Blue 1.0 Corsa Project - Sold

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                            • #15
                              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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