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#46 sonscar

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 06:57 PM

There are two more screws cunningly hidden at the top.Steve

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Posted 11 August 2020 - 07:02 PM

Thanks Steve

 

I actually saw these, however they seem almost inaccessible! Do you need to take the top dashboard rail off to access them? Or is there another way?

 

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 10:00 AM

sorry about the too late reply,cranked spanner and needle nose pliers.Steve..



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Posted 28 August 2020 - 11:30 AM

Hi Steve, I actually didn’t realise that the whole unit just pulls out. I think if I do that first, then I’ll be able to easily access the screws...

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Posted 28 August 2020 - 05:12 PM

The screws hold the clocks in.The black front pulls off but the instruments are held in by the four screws.Be careful.Steve..

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Posted 29 August 2020 - 05:19 PM

Be sure to use LEDs of same output colour as the lens they will illuminate through. Reds for brake lamps, amber for turns etc.

Also, as noted, they tend to be directional, less light spread. A good solution is to fit LED array boards instead of the more readily available bulb format LEDs.
Ive bought array board type brake LEDs for my classic motorcycle from these guys:

http://www.dynamoreg...onversions.com/

They have a good selection of options for classic car LEDs.

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Posted 21 August 2021 - 05:02 PM

Hello,

 

I am searching for a pair of LED tail/brake light which works fine in the Mini. In case it makes a difference, I have a '99 Mini MPI.

 

I have just tried a red 1157 BAY15D from: https://www.aliexpre...3061570123.html , unfortunately the difference between "tail" and "brake" isn't much: "tail" is way too bright.

Does anyone have already tried the one from Classic Car LEDs: https://www.classicc...t-glb380-p21-5w ? Or any other model to recommend?

 

Olivier



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Posted 02 September 2021 - 02:58 PM

Well, I have just received and tried this one for tail/brake light: https://www.aliexpre...2852694085.html (red BAY15D) and they work very well! There is a clear difference between "tail" and "brake". Hoping it will last a long time.






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