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Postby Dae » Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:59 am

disker wrote:PRETTTTYYYYYY!!!!!! Good job - those look GREAT!


Thanks! it was your idea! 8)
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Postby stevey500 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:54 am

Definitely nice job! I havent switched any of my button lights, but a switched my gauge lights to the reverse glow gauge layer kit and replaced the bulbs for the Fan/ac controls to white LEDs and looks a LOT better.
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Postby NAVET74 » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:41 pm

THE $2.99 LEDS FROM AUTO ILLUMUNATION WILL ADJUST INTENSITY USING THE DIMMER SWITCH, I THOUGHT THAT INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL TO ISUZU OWNERS THAT WANT TO DO THAT UPGRADE.
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Postby Dae » Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:51 pm

The $3.49 ones will also.
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Postby Nenamorena » Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:04 pm

I believe that the oils from your fingers are what is causing the bulbs to burn out. I guess you just need to be super careful not to touch the bulb during installation :wink:

I want to replace all the bulbs in my dash...half of them are out anyway and obviously all LED's would be suicide :shock: ...any ideas on nice bulbs that r better than the factory ones?
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Postby disker » Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:54 pm

Nenamorena wrote:I believe that the oils from your fingers are what is causing the bulbs to burn out. I guess you just need to be super careful not to touch the bulb during installation :wink:


I would agree with you but I had several go out when I removed them with tweezers and never actually touched the physical bulb - I think it is a combination of oils and the fact that the filament in the bulb is just that darned fragile.

Nenamorena wrote:I want to replace all the bulbs in my dash...half of them are out anyway and obviously all LED's would be suicide :shock: ...any ideas on nice bulbs that r better than the factory ones?


I think that any of the type-a non-LED bulbs from the site earlier would be great replacement bulbs if you are looking to stay away from LED.

Pretty much any new bulb would be better than what is in there already taking into account the time they have been used and the amount of vibration that they have received over the years. I don't know that their part numbers are, but I believe you can actually get the bulb without the base from Radio Shack and reuse your base. You would just need to reuse your coloured condoms or get more from a local CB shop. (Or, I've read in another post that Tester's model paint works well to colour them)

Lots of options. :)
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Postby Dae » Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:29 pm

I also think that the filaments are just really fragile and near the end of their life.
So any kind of small movement can break it. I never touch the bulb with my fingers so I can cross that out as being a reason.
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Postby Dae » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:22 am

I finally had the time to fix my darned passenger side a/c climate control bulb.
I replaced it with an el cheapo LED from eBay. I couldnt justify spending $3 per led, to get the good stuff from autolumination.
Kinda sucks cause I may be replacing them, as they arent that bright. Oh well, at least im only out $3 for the 4 cheapo led bulbs that I got.
The gear indicator next to the shifter turned out great.

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Heres a list of bulbs you may encounter for the 2nd gen Rodeo.
Gauge cluster: 194, Qty. 4; 74, Qty. 1
ABS, CEL, Fuel, Etc...: 74, Qty. (depends)
Climate controls: 74, Qty. 2
Shifter gear indicator: 74, Qty. 1
Clock light: type "A" neo wedge, Qty. 1
Switch lights(Cruise, Winter, Power, Etc...: type "A" neo wedge, (2 or 1 per switch)
A/C switch light: CK1010-5, Qty. 1 (doll house bulb, same height just abit skinnier)
"Auto" window switch light: Surface Mount LED, Qty. 1
Step courtesy light: 3022, Qty. 2
Dome light: 3175, Qty. 1
Head lamps: 9003, Qty. 2
Fog lamps: H3, Qty. 2
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Postby disker » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:01 pm

Lookin good man!!! Things are settling down around here now with the "outlaws" about to be able to move back in to their house and the weather getting nice! I should hopefully tackle that mirror control light here soon! When I do, I'll make sure to get plenty or pictures!
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Postby lowzone » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:57 am

LEDS rock. i put them in my instrument cluster. Got blue bulbs, inverted type, they spread the light out better then the bullet type. Heres my cluster:
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its also much softer on the eyes at night too...
if i build it, it will scrape..........or catch on fire
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Ge

Postby Dae » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:18 pm

:shock: ^^ My next mod....
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Postby TrooperBeast00 » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:43 pm

Dae,

I'm in the middle of switching all mine out to a nice clear green in my Trooper. How did you go about doing the Power/Winter buttons? What type of LEDs are those??
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Postby Dae » Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:49 pm

TrooperBeast00 wrote:Dae,

I'm in the middle of switching all mine out to a nice clear green in my Trooper. How did you go about doing the Power/Winter buttons? What type of LEDs are those??

Dae wrote:Heres a list of bulbs you may encounter for the 2nd gen Rodeo.
Gauge cluster: 194, Qty. 4; 74, Qty. 1
ABS, CEL, Fuel, Etc...: 74, Qty. (depends)
Climate controls: 74, Qty. 2
Shifter gear indicator: 74, Qty. 1
Clock light: type "A" neo wedge, Qty. 1
Switch lights(Cruise, Winter, Power, Etc...: type "A" neo wedge, (2 or 1 per switch)
A/C switch light: CK1010-5, Qty. 1 (doll house bulb, same height just abit skinnier)
"Auto" window switch light: Surface Mount LED, Qty. 1
Step courtesy light: 3022, Qty. 2
Dome light: 3175, Qty. 1
Head lamps: 9003, Qty. 2
Fog lamps: H3, Qty. 2

They are type "A" neo wedge bulbs. Each switch had one. I just pulled up on the switch assembly and it came right out of the center console.
For the gear/shifter indicator, youre going to have to remove the shifter and center console. Make sure you post some pics when your done :wink:
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Postby lunchfist » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:46 pm

OMFG.

DEFINITELY want to do this to my 1990 trooper.

anyone know offhand what size/style led's i need??
the truck's an hour away otherwise i'd look :S

anyone done this on a trooper before??
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Postby lowzone » Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:45 pm

all the larger bulbs are 194s. i forget what the tiny ones are...but most of the cluster bulbs are 194
if i build it, it will scrape..........or catch on fire
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Postby halosight » Wed May 11, 2011 10:30 pm

so what size bulbs and what kind are the lights and the wiper switches on my 95 passodeo ?? i know they are the ones you have to unscrew with a screw driver but what is the size ??

thanks For the help !!
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Postby Dae » Thu May 12, 2011 1:59 am

halosight wrote:so what size bulbs and what kind are the lights and the wiper switches on my 95 passodeo ?? i know they are the ones you have to unscrew with a screw driver but what is the size ??

thanks For the help !!

Dude I replied to your PM about this. Its either a type A, B, or C "neo wedge" bulb.
To be sure you need to measure the diameter of the bulb base. Or just get type A and hope it fits.
Seriously, just take the bulb out and measure for yourself. It wont take much time.

I've been trying to help out as best I can with the info. You could at least check for yourself and let us all know.
Somethings havent been done yet, and you may be the first '95 Rodeo owner to do this mod.
I apoligize if im coming off as harsh, but we cant hold your hand the whole way through.

If you had a '97+ I can certainly say its a Type A neo wedge.
But since I dont know of anyone with a '95 that has done this, I cant say if it will fit.
I can only offer the advice I have already given in all the threads/post you have started about this same topic.

Good luck!
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby Dae » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:50 am

Just wanted to show how my console looks now. I got a new stereo and brighter climate control LED's.

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..... oh yeah, and I also got door handle LEDs!

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*edit* mods can you please fix my images? thanks!
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby disker » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:38 pm

Nice! I really like the lights on the door handles!!! :)
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby Dae » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:57 pm

Thanks disker! I really like them too, glad I finally got it done!
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Postby tmyer2 » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:29 pm

lowzone wrote:LEDS rock. i put them in my instrument cluster. Got blue bulbs, inverted type, they spread the light out better then the bullet type. Heres my cluster:
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its also much softer on the eyes at night too...

Your led upgrade is the shiz! Could you You be more specific about the inverted type. Looking at autoillumination website and I don't see an inverted type.
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby clipper 03 rodeo » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:18 am

From my experience, there aren't too many bulbs that will distribute the light evently without leaving either hotspots or dim spots. After testing a bunch of different bulbs, the best by far have been the WLED-x5: 194 LED Bulb - 5 LED Wide Angle Wedge Base bulbs from Superbrightleds.com They have 4 LED's pointed in different directions all the way around the bulb, then a single LED in the middle. I put these in my Rodeo's cluster and they look absolutely awesome with no hot or dim spots, my brother also put a set in his MR2 cluster and they worked perfect also.

So i'd highly recommend those if your cluster uses 194 type bulbs.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/ ... tml%23wled

They are $2.99 a peice.
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby tjlazer » Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:25 pm

Are these the bulbs you used for your dash guage?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo ... -base/199/
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby clipper 03 rodeo » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:38 am

[quote="tjlazer"]Are these the bulbs you used for your dash guage?

http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo ... -base/199/[/quote]


Yes sir those are them.
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Re: Dash switch upgrade to LEDs Gen 1.5 and Gen 2

Postby chrisbreezzyyyy » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:28 pm

which 74 bulbs did you use for behind your ac controls? looks like you dont have any cold or hot spots which im having trouble with
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