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Old 30 August 2013, 12:30   #1
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Replacing filament warning bulb with LED?

The warning bulbs in the picture below are starting to get a bit tired, the connections at the rear are looking iffy, whilst they still work I don't know for how long.


My plan is to fill the holes they currently sit in and replace them with a small LED cluster bulb. The warning lamps must work off a switched earth controlled by a box in the engine as they are dual function but with just the one signal wire. Does anybody know if LEDs would cause an issue?

Or has anyone got a better solution?
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Odds are the bulbs are simply 12V lamps. If you either build an LED/resistor assembly, or buy a 12V LED bulb, it should work with no issues.

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Assuming its something like a 12V car indicator bulb then you can get a LED version from fleabay. Fits the standard car bulb holder. Only thing to watch is polarity on the connector.

BUT if the wiring is ropey you are still going to need to replace the bulb holder...

Pic of the bulb & holder might be good.

Assuming its DC?
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