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before i start digging, anyone replaced the light in the speedo, is it easy, how long, how, etc.

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post #2 of 29 Old 06-07-2012, 03:25 PM
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Not too bad, remove headlight, remove all hardware holding gauges in place, remove back cover of gauges, you'll see the wires, pull out and change bulb.

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Real easy. I changed mine while I had the back cover off to paint it black.
It's a little peanut bulb, go to a car parts store and get a "194" bulb. You can even get it in red or blue if you want to change the color, but it will be dimmer.

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30 mins, including driving the 10 miles to the auto parts store and back. The guy at the store gave me 2 for free... so I gave him a $5 tip!



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Yep, easy, but in my case, as soon as I touched the bulb housing, the thing came on. I don't know what the deal is, maybe needs bulb replaced anyway, but at that time the bike only had about 7800 miles.

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yeah mine went early in the peace, only just getting a roundtuit

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Go with super bright LEDs... can't protrude out further than the base though.
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before i start digging, anyone replaced the light in the speedo, is it easy, how long, how, etc.
Here you go, instructions on how to replace lights: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...html#post88252

If you want to replace the bulbs with LEDS, I suggest any color except blue, and get the wedge with 5 leds on them (1 facing up, 4 on the sides). For reference: https://www.wristtwisters.com/forums/...tml#post388146

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ok, that is a great help, thanks pvster and brew crew, i went with the bling blue. Cheaper off ebay than the local shops, and i dont have to leave the house.

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30 mins, including driving the 10 miles to the auto parts store and back. The guy at the store gave me 2 for free... so I gave him a $5 tip!
So you didn't get two for free lol

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ok, that is a great help, thanks pvster and brew crew, i went with the bling blue. Cheaper off ebay than the local shops, and i dont have to leave the house.
Beware, the blue is hard on the eyes at night. I ended up swapping them out for a different color after a week of straining my eyes to read the gauges. I would advise you to order another color for back up.

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now you tell me

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now you tell me
It was mentioned in the thread I linked to you. Did you not read the entire thread?

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There are a lot of links in that thread, and most of them are debunked as being the correct bulb or no longer work.

So where is everyone buying their guage leds?

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There are a lot of links in that thread, and most of them are debunked as being the correct bulb or no longer work.

So where is everyone buying their guage leds?
O'reilly Auto Parts has them... and they are a few cents each!



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switch to red SMD LEDs. couple bucks on ebay. awesome. I'll take a pic of mine tonight.

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O'reilly Auto Parts has them... and they are a few cents each!
I meant the LED's. I work at a car dealer and we have dozens of the buls.

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switch to red SMD LEDs. couple bucks on ebay. awesome. I'll take a pic of mine tonight.
These do the trick?
2012 New Red 10x T10 5SMD 5050 194 168 Car 5 LED Indicator Light Bulbs Lamp Bulb | eBay

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those have the right head, can't remember if the bike has oem wedge bulbs or not?

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Yeah, the wedge part looks the same as the standard bulb, should work.

Either way, I bought ten of em just now, so if anyone would like a couple, I can drop em in an envelope when I get them.

Coming from China, so it'll be a few weeks at least.

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There are a lot of links in that thread, and most of them are debunked as being the correct bulb or no longer work.

So where is everyone buying their guage leds?
All the information you need is right here: 168 194 2825 5 Power LED (whatever color) Wedge Bulbs. They are confirmed to work as I have them in my 919 for 2 years now with nary an issue.

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Yeah, the wedge part looks the same as the standard bulb, should work.

Either way, I bought ten of em just now, so if anyone would like a couple, I can drop em in an envelope when I get them.

Coming from China, so it'll be a few weeks at least.
If I haven't sold the bike, I'll take you up on a pair! One of mine is dimmer than the other... o.O

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Yeah, the wedge part looks the same as the standard bulb, should work.

Either way, I bought ten of em just now, so if anyone would like a couple, I can drop em in an envelope when I get them.

Coming from China, so it'll be a few weeks at least.
What color did you get?

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Nice. I'm in for however many you need to update the cluster. Let me know.

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Nice. I'm in for however many you need to update the cluster. Let me know.
Sure, just pm me your address and I'll send them when I get them.

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I just did this with red LEDs. $19 up here. Cool looking but a rip off!

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I can't take one of the headlight screws from the side so +90000 for me my tachometer backlight is out but i can't get to it unfortunately.

Would anybody have any tips on removing the left screw of the headlight ?

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Push back on the headlight as you turn the screw.

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