Dash Lighting

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Dash Lighting

Post by 28north » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:42 pm

On My Capri 2.8i Glovebox Light ,Clock Light Heater Control Light And Cigar light Also Two Switches With Bulbs And Rear Fogs Dont Come On Also ,
Dash Lights On Dials Come On Also Two Red Lights ,Was Working On Car In Garage Putting Under Dash Panel Etc Back Ive Hardly Used Car At Night So Never Been Problem Im Sermizing One Of Fuses ,Just Thought Id Sort Them Before I Put Everything Or Just The Bulbs Cheers

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:09 pm

Hi,
Most of the dash illumination, the fog lights and also the number plate lights are on fuse 2 (second closest to the bulkhead). From what you say, it sounds like that might be a good place to start looking.
Have a look at this page for more info:
http://www.a400mod.com/Fuses.htm

:goodluck:

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by 28north » Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:29 pm

Hi Andrew I`ll Have Look Tomorrow Cheers

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by 80s-new-man » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:16 pm

I’m thinking of changing the dash, whilst on it Does anyone know what type/code the dash bulbs are, and if there are brighter, LED replacements?
If so where can we get them?

Are there replacement circuit boards available too, I suppose it’s best to change that too?

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:15 pm

80s-new-man wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:16 pm
I’m thinking of changing the dash, whilst on it Does anyone know what type/code the dash bulbs are, and if there are brighter, LED replacements?
If so where can we get them?

Are there replacement circuit boards available too, I suppose it’s best to change that too?
Hi,
You will need 504 3W capless bulbs, like these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-x-504-Cap ... SwZVlXrcFb

Yes, LED equivalents are also available, you'll need the same size and they have the benefit of being brighter as you'll be able to fit 10W LEDs.
Have a read of this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=47405&hilit=improve+dim+dash

New repro printed circuits are available. I'll try and find a link for you, but from memory I think they are about £90.

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by Mc Tool » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:16 pm

LEDs work good ,the dimmer doesn't work with them fitted , they are polarity sensitive, and you can get different colours ( I went for blue )
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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by pbar » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:00 am

If you get the 3W type which Andrew linked to but get blue tinted ones, you can then remove the old bulb covers which you may still have on. The light will be brighter then but still retain the original look, with the bonus that the dimmer still works as normal.

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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by Mc Tool » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:25 pm

I also lined the inside of my dash with aluminium foil tape to act as a reflector ,but I'm not sure how much difference it really made as the LEDs are much better by themselves :)
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Re: Dash Lighting

Post by 80s-new-man » Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:29 am

Thanks for all this info guys !! Will make some enquiries
Cheers!

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