Dash lights and speedo cable.

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Buzzard67
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Dash lights and speedo cable.

Post by Buzzard67 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 pm

I took my dash out to replace the dash lights with Led lights
1) the orginal lights are 158 , can I replace with 194 led?
2) will led dash lights work for the blinking turn signal indicator?
3)The speedo cable squeals and the speedo indicator jumps all around when the temp is winter cold. Any toughts about spraying it with silicon or chain and breaj lube or quick dry teflon?

Let me know
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Re: Dash lights and speedo cable.

Post by Petros » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:54 pm

speedo cable can be lubed best by pulling it out of the housing, clean off old gummy grease and rust, than get a hand full of grease and slip it back in as you drag it though the grease. I like the graphite grease mix that Ford uses, I have also used molley lube.

you need a durable lube, silicone and light spray lubes will not last long, wheel bearing grease and molly lube are intended to hold up long term.
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Re: Dash lights and speedo cable.

Post by Abletobecain » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:17 am

I replaced my dash lights with leds from superbrightleds.com. If you search the forum for "superbeight" the thread should pull up with part numbers I used.
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Re: Dash lights and speedo cable.

Post by Abletobecain » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:18 am

Correction...search "superbrightled" and it pulls up. For some reason I am unable to copy and paste the thread address on my phone.
1977 BMW R100S 1WD ("Brunhilda"/Summer Fun)
2007 Tundra Limited Crewmax 4x4 ("Tetsuo Shima"/Hauler) SOLD :cry:
1983 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Charlie"/Daily Driver)
1987 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Sprocket"/Off-road-Camping)
1985 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lucky"/Project)
1983 SR5 Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Cadaver"/Parts Car)
1987 DLX Tercel Wagon 4WD ("Lil Red"/for sale soon)

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Re: Dash lights and speedo cable.

Post by NWMO » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:43 am

Buzzard,

Here is a link to the LED discussion LED
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