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Instrument panel bulb size
#1136819 Sun Nov 29 2015 02:38 AM
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What size are they and can i use something brighter.I think they are 194s and somewhere i heard 168s are brighter?
thanks

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blu1964 #1136888 Sun Nov 29 2015 04:20 PM
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I think they are #57. I don't know of any that are brighter. Maybe the rheostat in the light switch is bad.


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Re: Instrument panel bulb size
blu1964 #1136919 Sun Nov 29 2015 07:36 PM
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Thanks.My rheostat is weak,but my lights work,just not very bright.

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blu1964 #1136924 Sun Nov 29 2015 08:35 PM
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These may not help your "bright" issues (usually something else besides bulb, as you mention) but I'm using them. They work & fit well for me.

Brad


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blu1964 #1136943 Sun Nov 29 2015 10:44 PM
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Found some of my problem.Some time in the past (AKA one of my "cool"ideas},i installed blue tinted bulbs.I have owned this truck since 1984,it has gone thru many changes over the years.I got married 16 years ago,and other priorities caused it to be neglected.Now with a new engine in it,and me hitting the 50 year mark this year,i am trying to get it more roadworthy,and probably a little more original also.Thanks for your help.I may consider leds,but do not drive it much at night.

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blu1964 #1136974 Mon Nov 30 2015 01:30 AM
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Try THIS method. It helps brighten the stock bulbs. LED lights work good too and then you don't have take your cluster apart. Just my $1.98.

Re: Instrument panel bulb size
blu1964 #1136989 Mon Nov 30 2015 03:02 AM
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Thanks for the idea.I painted inside my tail light housing silver and made a world of difference with them.I plan on replacing my instrument cluster with a non deluxe one (like original,i have added a custom deluxe unit) later and will remember this.


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