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Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby itsmehb » Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:42 am

I used superbrightleds.com as my supplier for my inst. lights in my 89 Trooper. The speedometer and tach take the 194 bulbs and there are 2 in each. Don't make the same mistake I made. I got the .99 cent bulbs. They are not as bright as I would have liked. Get the upgraded ones with more leds. For the oil pressure, fuel level and water temp., they take a 74 bulb and on these I used the upgraded ones. They were 1.95 each. Had a little trouble installing them. When I put the bulb in the holder it was a tight fit, and it expanded the holder where it wouldn't fit it the hole in the back of the gauge. I used a drill to enlarge the hole ( careful) not to big, and they went right in. Overall, happy with them and they match (red) my radio. As a side note, they ship fast and there shipping is very reasonable. Also as another side note, the speedometer will be hard to pull out far enough to replace the bulbs. I got enough slack in the cable by freeing up all the clamps in the engine compartment and pushing the cable through the firewall till I could access the bulbs.
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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby aa79912 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:37 pm

Post more pictures with the lights on in the dark
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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby itsmehb » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:41 pm

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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby aa79912 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:43 pm

What year is your Isuzu.?
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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby MarkB.NV » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:46 pm

itsmehb wrote:I used superbrightleds.com as my supplier for my inst. lights in my 89 Trooper.


You mean the Red 1989 RS?

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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby aa79912 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:54 pm

Ok... so yours is a 89... did you get dome light LEDs also...that is what I am looking for not sure what size to buy
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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby MarkB.NV » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:14 pm

Pulled the bulb from my '84 Trooper and it measured 30-31mm in length. Pretty sure these are standard for all Gen-1 Troopers.

Superbright has been a good reliable vendor and I've done bidness with them for over 10 years.
Checked the website and they'll run you about $3-5 ea, one for front and one for cargo area -cover both ends for count of two total.

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If you need crazy bright, you can easily mod one of these to fit into the housing and attach to the conectors ...

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MarkB.NV, white 1984 Trooper, 1.9 / 4 speed, 89k mi.
Sold ... Silver 1990 Trooper, 4 cyl, 5 speed
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Re: Gen. one LED inst. light upgrade

Postby itsmehb » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:44 am

Thanks Mark,
May have to update my tach and speedometer to brighter bulbs as I should have done in the first place. Also I like the interior lights and get those as well. Yes, it's the 89 RS.
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