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Replacing dash lamps

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Derf00, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    I recently bought a instrument panel off of a '90 Blazer from e-bay for $10. I needed the green plastic piece that holds the quages to replace the one I have. I thought I would do the upgrade to brighten up the guages while I was doing the swap. I did a search and found the following:

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    Replace all the bulbs with 168s instead of 194s.


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    When I purchased the lamps, my parts guy told me that the 194's are brighter than the 168's. Is he mistaken? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. daleearnhardt01

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    I just used 194s and spray painted the back of that relector thing with some chrome paint and it helped tremendously. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  3. Muddytazz

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    The 168's are brighter.

    I had 194's and and the reflector plate painted silver, changed the bulbs to the 168's and painted the reflector plate white and its one hell of a lot brighter /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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