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Offline DirksCuda

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LED DASH BULBS
« on: April 15, 2019 - 09:06:25 pm »
I want to put LED bulbs in my instrument light bar on a 70 Cuda. Is it just a matter of changing the bulbs. And would anyone know a bulb No. that I should look for Thanks Dirkscuda




Offline 70chall440

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Re: LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019 - 10:01:13 pm »
the reference chart I have shows bulb number 1816 but also shows number 1893. I ordered some off amazon a long time ago, they came in packs of 20. Problem with some of the LED bulbs is that they are too fat to fit into the receptacle. You might have to get several until you find something that fits.

Do you get the catalogs from Classic Industries? There is a bulb reference guide in the back of every one.
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Re: LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019 - 08:39:25 pm »
70chall440 the manual say the 1816 bulb is what the 70 Cuda calls for according to the manual. so is the 1893 the led No. Thanks Dirkscuda

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Re: LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019 - 10:37:00 pm »
No, the Classic Ind. listed both bulbs for an instrument cluster in a 70 Cuda/Challenger, go with the 1816 number.

I did a quick search and hit this site

https://lamptech.com/lamp-1816-led-equivalent-miniature-light-bulb/

There are lots of LED bulbs on Amazon that have the same mounting architecture as a 1816, however many of them are too wide or fat to fit where you want to put them. I ended up order 2 or 3 different ones before I found something that fit. You can get them colored as well but you already have a green filter in the housing so I would get white.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
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Re: LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019 - 07:46:00 pm »
I bought a kit from Herbs Parts and the ones in the light bar look like these BA9s ones. Scroll down to the specifications section and under Stock Numbers: 1816 & 1893 are listed there.
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/ba9s-ba7s/ba9s-led-bulb-5-smd-led-tower-ba9s-retrofit-car/2077/
I'd shop around to see if it's possible to get them cheaper, 4 bucks a bulb seems high to me.

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LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019 - 11:01:36 am »
I used 4 BA9s green LEDs from Superbright for my 70 Challenger Rallye dash with green panel. Read somewhere the bulb should be the same color as the lens color. A little tight fit but they do fit without any modification and are able to be dimmed. Theyre nice and bright.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2019 - 08:42:28 am by bc3j »

Offline DirksCuda

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Re: LED DASH BULBS
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019 - 06:57:21 am »
Thanks for the info guys. Im going to look around an see what I can find  Thanks Again DirkCuda