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Old 25-Jan-2008, 05:09 PM
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DIY Instrument Panel LED Light Change

As per a few previous posts on light changing ive finally had time to do a diy on it with photos, get the bulbs from superbright leds. #74s or t1.5 for 92-95 civics. other models and years have a variety of different sizes im not sure of. The easiest way is to just order them online from super bright leds, they come with the socket and the led bulb for like 1$ a bulb, ordering online may seem annoying but it is sometimes your best bet, like in this case ive looked and found none at this comparable price and type. your gonan find crappy leds with crappy luminescence or for $10 a bulb.
Superbright has a minimum order of like $25 so just order some with a friend
you will need about 7 or so bulbs but get a few extra or a different color to see what you like. again the leds are not diffused to you will have areas lighter and some areas darker but to be honest it aint that bad

T1.5 Instrument LED bulb
1-LED Instrument Cluster and Gauge illumination bulb. #74 LED bulb installed in twist-lock socket base Available with White,Blue,Green,Red and Amber Wide Angle LED
$ 1.79 from

B8.5D-x Instrument Cluster LED bulb - This is a little bit brighter then the 1.5, but cheaper and the website say that is is smaller but upon changing them for these they ended up being brighter. I believe so bc they are shorter which allows the light to distribute wider instead of the t1.5 being longer and hitting the bakc of the cluster instead of the wider beam emitting on the white gauge of the cluster which is translucent.
1-LED Instrument Cluster and Gauge illumination bulb. #74 LED bulb installed in B8.5D twist-lock socket base
Smaller version of T1.5 seen above
Select LED Color
$ 1.59

http://superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html


FESTOON DOME LIGHT CHANGE
3022-WHP2 Festoon bulb
30mm (1.2 inch long) 12 VDC Festoon Base Bulb with 2 High Power Cool White LEDs $ 6.95 , they can be easily changed by removing the plastic cover with ur hands, u may need nails or a screw driver to slip into the notch to open it, and then swapping the bulb by hand. there are festoon bulbs that are longer in length with mor high beam leds but they cost an additional $7, you may want to measure the 2 metal prong connectors in the dome light before ordering the bigger festoon bulbs.


Green, Blue red and white are very vibrant


previous thread
http://www.torontocivics.com/tccv5fo...read.php?t=818










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Old 25-Jan-2008, 05:13 PM
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Great pics!
Does anyone know what bulbs fit into 94-01 Integra clusters?
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Old 26-Jan-2008, 09:21 PM
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any one want to go in on an order of bulbs? I am down to do this.
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Old 26-Jan-2008, 09:57 PM
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where can u get these bulbs from?
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the link is in the first post...
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Old 27-Jan-2008, 02:06 AM
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I did this to my integra cluster that is in my Ek I wanted to match my cluster to my deck.

Almost the same blue as my deck I ordered mine on ebay looks awesome at night everyone always asks what the cluster is out of.

I just gotta do the heater control next i have the stuff just gotta get around to it.
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Old 27-Jan-2008, 09:37 AM
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Yea! thats what i am looking to do, all in one shot, do the heater controls use the same kinda lights? and how do u pull that out and do that stuff? I got an ek too.
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gotta pull the radio then the center trim out then i believe if you have an older one like mine you gotta disconnect the heater controls then the unit has 2 bulbs in the back of it same as the cluster bulbs the small ones im prolly going to do it tonight if i'm bored
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Old 27-Jan-2008, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by si_ponz View Post
...do the heater controls use the same kinda lights?
Yah my heater lights have gone too, the ones showing which button does what. What size are they for a 96 hatch...#74???
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Originally Posted by BWek View Post
gotta pull the radio then the center trim out then i believe if you have an older one like mine you gotta disconnect the heater controls then the unit has 2 bulbs in the back of it same as the cluster bulbs the small ones im prolly going to do it tonight if i'm bored
Mine isn't an older model, its the last model they made that style...2000.
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Heres an 95 integra light conversion diy

unscrew the 2 top screws on the upper trim. slip ur hand or finger on the bottom trim and push or pull up, this will release the clipping mechanism and u can pull up and rotate out and upwards to release the trim

the rubber guard is just above the steering wheel, stick ur fingers in btw the plastic trim and the car dash



remove the 4 screws on each side



this is the light bulb the size of a pinky tip depending on how fat ur fingers are. there are 3 # 194 bulbs in a 95 integra, 1 for each round gauge. and the rest which you dont need to change bc they use transluscent color faces(signals, highbeam etc. all using white bulbs)


here is the back of the cluster, notice the 3 big #194 sockets
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the lights look awsome, better than converting to the led stuff i see on other cars.

this little project seems do-able for me.

any instructions for a 98 civic? wut size bulb?


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I Believe you need 4 #74 and 1 #194


Originally Posted by hula_balu View Post
the lights look awsome, better than converting to the led stuff i see on other cars.

this little project seems do-able for me.

any instructions for a 98 civic? wut size bulb?


thanks
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Old 06-Feb-2008, 10:21 PM
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thanks, a quality guide and the end result looks great!
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does anybody know the sizes for the ek cluster? i would like to order some..
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for 92-95 civics and integras the festoon bulb for the dome light is as follows

3022-WHP2 Festoon bulb
30mm (1.2 inch long) 12 VDC Festoon Base Bulb with 2 High Power Cool White LEDs $ 6.95 , they can be easily changed by removing the plastic cover with ur hands, u may need nails or a screw driver to slip into the notch to open it, and then swapping the bulb by hand. v
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Originally Posted by truluder View Post
does anybody know the sizes for the ek cluster? i would like to order some..

look 3 posts up 4 #74s and 1 #94, but u shud open up to confirm this, and always order 1 additional backup bulb for each size. in case u drop or lose one
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Great DIY !

After you converted to LEDs, does the cluster light up evenly? i mean are any "hot spots" visible where its more lid up then other places?

Also, is there a separate bulb for the needles? So that you can change the color of the needles only?
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if you can make the redline area to be lighted with RED LED's, that would be siiicknasty
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