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Offline superspin1

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instrument bulbs
« on: March 12, 2017, 09:52:07 PM »
I have some burned out instrument bulbs in one of my Mach II's. The manual states to replace with 12V-2W (2/ea) and 12V-3W (1/ea) and that is all I see the bulbs also.  Has anyone come up with the newer identification numbers for these bulbs, (i.e. 3894, or a 3216, or?). Also, has anyone found newer LED bulbs that will work in place of the old incandescents? Just thought I would ask to see if someone else had already come up with suitable replacements?
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Re: instrument bulbs
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 08:33:29 PM »
I found these LEDs as direct replacements for 175 Instrument Bulbs.

The Neutral and High-Beam indicators have a BA7s base:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/ba9s-ba7s/ba7s-led-bulb-1-led-ba7s-retrofit-car/10/74/

Speedometer bulb has a BA9s base:
https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/ba9s-ba7s/ba9s-led-bulb-1-led-ba9s-retrofit-car/3/15/

The BA7s (indicator) bulbs are plenty bright. The Speedo bulb (BA9s) could be brighter but it's fine for me - I choose the 120ยบ Cool White. There are lots of options but I wanted to be sure it was small enough to fit into the holder.

I've made several purchases from the vendor and the quality in excellent. Shipping was only $4.49.

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Re: instrument bulbs
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2019, 11:51:06 AM »
                Nice find,  should prove more durable than the standard bulbs and could save approx 1/2 amp drain on the battery when everything is switched on.       Not much.................. but it all counts with our marginal charging systems.
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