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My cluster lights are starting to go out everywhere and I was wondering if it was possible to convert it to led and if so where could I buy them. I want to replace every light in my car to leds
 

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Leds have a + side and a - side. Light bulbs do not. They are not for 12v but 2-3 so you will need a proper current limiting resistors but some LEDs do have a built in resistor but they are harder to find. Light bulbs emit light around the sides and top and LEDs usually emit just out the top and create bright spots. But you can buy special ones. I took the tops off with a dremel as I did my cluster, radio buttons, HVAC controls with blue LEDs.
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Thanks, overall about 20 hours but when you are retired you get bored.
 

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My cluster lights are starting to go out everywhere and I was wondering if it was possible to convert it to led and if so where could I buy them. I want to replace every light in my car to leds
Your local parts store has them and mine was having the same issue, I put a new red top optimum battery and issue was resolved
 

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I need complete original bulb set for every bulb in front console.
Is there a specific web site for them which I can buy online?
 

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I need complete original bulb set for every bulb in front console.
Is there a specific web site for them which I can buy online?
I purchased my instrument cluster bulb and steeper motor set from Ebay. I only have a couple of burn out bulbs on the corners, so I have not installed the bulbs yet. I am waiting for more bulbs to go out to make the job worth the trouble of pulling the cluster and soldering the bulbs. I will swap the stepper motors when they fail.

 
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Thanks for the reply.
I already checked eBay and found those listings but what I need specifically is the bulbs. I have no problem with stepper motors but almost every bulb went out...

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That Website I sent does leds I did it to my Dodge Ram and comes with a one year warranty and they will fix whatever else they find wrong with it come back looking brand new


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Yeah thanks I checked that out but they are offering a repair service.
I am in Turkey and it'll cost a lot of money and time for me to send them my cluster and wait for it to come back :)

I just need the bulbs so I can repair my own cluster at home.
 

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Yeah thanks I checked that out but they are offering a repair service.
I am in Turkey and it'll cost a lot of money and time for me to send them my cluster and wait for it to come back :)

I just need the bulbs so I can repair my own cluster at home.
Oh yea that would take some time then yea an auto parts store should carry them


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I got in touch with Car Radio Bulbs and they helped me a lot.

What I want to ask is, complete interior LED conversion costs $550 (only LED bulbs, service or shipping is not included).
Do you think this price is ok?

What I get is LED kit for,
  • Complete window switches
  • Complete steering wheel controls
  • Seat heater switches (both for driver and passenger side)
  • Rear wiper and fog light switch
  • Headlight switch
  • Rear AC and heater control switch
  • HomeLink switch
  • Instrument cluster
  • Automatic climate control
  • Traction control switch
  • Parking sensor control switch
I didn't calculate but if I use normal bulbs, it'll cost less than the half of LED conversion I guess.
What are your opinions on LED conversion?
Does it worth the cost?
 

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I did my cluster, radio buttons, Heater/AC buttons, dome lights, lower door lights, and puddle lights with blue LEDs for around $30. The cluster, radio, heater used individual LEDs and resistors. All the others just plug in and all were gotten on eBay.
 

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I don't understand why these LED conversion kits I found are that much expensive.
 

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I think it's just the opposite.
I have the skills to do it myself and they are asking too much for LED bulbs only.
If I asked them to do the conversion for me I think it'll cost cheaper according to bulb prices.

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