Mc Tool wrote:Don't muck about with the old inandeciant bulbs if you have them out , get some led bulbs , they fit straight into the holders are brighter , don't get hot and come in colours ( I got blue which works well as the original blue bulb covers had long ago crumbled in the heat of the old bulbs ) just search on ebay for " led bulbs capless" , there are oodles and they cost bugger all . The only issues are the dashlight dimmer wont work ( have to turn it right up ) and the bulbs are polarity sensitive so you have to get them in the right way ( suggest you check this BEFORE refitting the dash ............and that didn't happen to me )
Paul G wrote:I guess the 3W are for the warning lights and the 2W for the background lighting
Andrew 2.8i wrote:Paul G wrote:I guess the 3W are for the warning lights and the 2W for the background lighting
I believe that 3W are also suitable for the back illumination as I wouldn't have thought that they produce much more heat than 2W bulbs. As you probably already know, 5W bulbs in this application are a no-no as the extra heat that they emit can melt the plastic bulb covers/diffusers.
Paul G wrote:
Sounds too much like modern technology to me. Actually everything on the back of my dash is in good nick, it had never been out before so i think I'll leave it as Mr Ford intended.
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