dashboard instrument bulbs with LEDs
Richard Withington posted a
query on the V8BB seeking help in how to get at the dashboard instrument bulbs
to replace them (Dec 14)
said "I finally got round to acquiring some LED panel lights today from Classic
Dynamo Conversions near Lincoln. The first two were easy to install, petrol gauge
and lower speedo, but the others seem more challenging. My first inclination is
to lower the steering column so that I can access the others. Any other suggestions
or advice about accessing the panel lights welcome as I feel I need to be a contortionist
to get hold of them!"
Nic Houslip responded that the dashboard
instrument lamps are easy to get at if you can get upside down in the driver's
seat, feet in the air and head under steering column, where you will find the
instrument lamps are in a small "plug in" holder that inserts into hole
about ½" dia in the back of each instrument. They are spring loaded
- page 2 of the
shows the lamp holder out of the speedo. The document is from a workshop manual
for a 1978 car, but others are similar.
can you get LED replacement bulbs from for an MGB or MGBGTV8?
mentioned that he bought the replacement bulbs from Classic Dynamo Regulator
or CDRC, a 'one man band'
based in Cammeringham, near Lincoln. I was prompted by the LED bulbs upgrade article
in Safety Fast! in April
pull the bulb holder from the back of the speedometer (4)
year. Replacement bulbs for the stop/brake lights and eight panel lights cost
See our LED bulbs upgrade article. More
from workshop manual for a 1978 MGB. More