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Trans Am Information => Trans Am Tech => Electrical => Topic started by: Mr Blue Bird on January 12, 2021, 07:46:20 PM

Title: Dash Lights
Post by: Mr Blue Bird on January 12, 2021, 07:46:20 PM
Can someone please help : I would like to add some LED blue lights to my dash , I have an 1981 Trans AM .... is there a conversion kit (I am aware of LED 194 blue lights) or the possibility of buying a wiring harness and adding these to my current lights. I am not proficient in a 12volt system , I will hire someone to do it , but I was hoping for advice.

Thank You

Title: Re: Dash Lights
Post by: Nexus on January 13, 2021, 01:56:36 PM
You should be able to buy direct replacement bulbs that just pop in that are LED. A google search should come up with some results
Title: Re: Dash Lights
Post by: kentuckyyeti on January 15, 2021, 02:17:29 PM
What he said.  Pop the old ones out and install blue LEDís.  Easy job.
Title: Re: Dash Lights
Post by: Wallington on January 24, 2021, 09:58:39 PM
Some colours may be trial and error as to what looks ok and what is easy to read, some make the needles disappear.
The brighter LED tend to run warmer, but probably less than original bulbs anyway. Get the type that have the 4 sides also lit rather than just the face. Otherwise you'll have nothing but hotspots and a lot of these gauges ran off the back lighting of the housing to show the faces. No need for wiring harness, just swap them over. You'll have limited dimming abilities due to being an LED. You can reach these without removing the gauge cluster, just takes a bit of wiggling for access.