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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #25 on: 05 November 2019, 03:05:04 PM »
Excellent feedback. Thanks for that.  If anyone is tempted to replace all the bulbs there are 9.


For best results you need to match the LED colour to the lenses, e.g. green for indicators, neutral, etc.  You can use any colour you want for the dials.


Note the blue LEDs are very bright - great for dials, but not so great for the High beam indicator as it tends to blind you when you have it on. For this reason I left this bulb as the original incandescent bulb.

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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #26 on: 05 November 2019, 04:31:45 PM »
I can it was originally by Andy Smily Mily Bond on foc-u facebook.


I'll look it up,,


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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #28 on: 05 November 2019, 04:47:04 PM »
So if there are 9 bulbs in total what is the breakdown of the colours I need.


I.E. How many do the dials?  Quite tempted to go blue for the dials.  Do I then need 2 green for indicators, 1 green for neutral and a blue for high beam?




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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #29 on: 07 November 2019, 12:50:04 PM »
3x green, 1x blue, 1x orange, 1x red, 3x what ever colour you want for the dials.

n.b. on my '03 (not sure if it's there on all models) there's also a fixed red led in the rev counter for the temp warning.  This can't be changed.

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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #30 on: 07 November 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
Why do you need the colour bulbs as the accosted warnings have a coloured lens
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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #31 on: 08 November 2019, 02:16:25 PM »
A white LED light through a coloured lense makes it look washed out (e.g. pink instead of red), where as a coloured LED through a coloured lens looks normal.  No idea why they are different to old style bulb, but's that's what happens.

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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #32 on: 08 November 2019, 06:02:57 PM »
A white LED light through a coloured lense makes it look washed out (e.g. pink instead of red), where as a coloured LED through a coloured lens looks normal.  No idea why they are different to old style bulb, but's that's what happens.
Too white and bright I suppose thenAlthough and very bright indicator on light would help stop me forgetting to cancel it
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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #33 on: 09 November 2019, 02:10:41 PM »

A white LED light through a coloured lense makes it look washed out (e.g. pink instead of red), where as a coloured LED through a coloured lens looks normal.  No idea why they are different to old style bulb, but's that's what happens.


I discovered that on the indicators lenses the'clear' LED's made them distinctly blue. About to change to Green LEDs. After all, it was the indicators I was having trouble seeing in daylight in the first place. (Remember the time the sun shone and we complained it was too hot in our protective gear! You wish now don't you. And I hope no foccer or their friends and kin have been affected by the floods).


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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #34 on: 12 November 2019, 05:12:36 PM »
Bulbs arrived and I'm gonna get them fitted during the week.


I'm guessing it's a case of removing the screen to get access to the rear of the clocks.


What should happen then?


I've had a feel around and there appears to be a few stud type bolts holding it all together. Do I remove them and drop the back off to get access?


Or do I need to disconnect the wiring?

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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #35 on: 12 November 2019, 10:22:18 PM »
Screen off, remove multi wired plug, remove fairing infills, undo 3 nuts off studs, remove clock set, remove phillips screws and separate clock housing.


Change bulbs to LEDs and plug instrument clocks back in, ignition on to check LEDs illuminate. If not reverse bulb holder to change polarity. If all is well screw it all back together.


Job done.

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Re: Clock Lights Dim
« Reply #36 on: 16 November 2019, 02:47:12 PM »
So I've done it. Really easy job.


Exactly as BernieEccles described assist from no need to remove infill panels.


Got 1 out of 3 bulbs in the right way on first attempt.


Unfortunately they are worse than the white ones. The odometer is unreadable. The clocks look cool in blue and are useable but not what I wanted.


Not sure if more powerful ones will be any better or whether that's the issue and they're overpowering the odometer.