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LEDs in a dash

Which one leds I need to do this mod? And is it plug and play or you need some mod?

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This thread should help you. The T10's are plug and play, and it is pretty easy to get done. I have tried red, blue and green ones with different success. I am using the red now as it matches my color scheme.

Fun and easy mod. Go for it.
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Dammit...now I am going to do this too!

Would these T10 SMD LED 5050 fit in there? They are brigter but have a taller head. Does anyone know if there is room?

https://www.amazon.com/YITAMOTOR-Wed...led+5050&psc=1

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Thanks , Ill order them. Do you need to mix with stock bulbs to have some white light or not? How many leds you need, 3?

Do you need to get correct Wattage or only 12V? Maybe I can find them here at my place so I dont need to order online.

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Also what the max dimensions? those from amazon link at 12mmx20,3mm but can you fit a bit longer ones?
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Wow, this looks like it is going to be a popular relaunch to an old mod.
The LED's that I bought a couple years ago are no longer available, but these were the red ones I had purchased.
YITAMOTOR 20 X T10 Wedge 5-SMD 5050 Red LED Light bulbs W5W 2825 158 192 168 194

A pack of 20 cost 10 bucks on Amazon. I am pretty sure that you can find them locally as well, (I miss the old Radio Shack!) but for the price, why not wait the 2 days.

Top of my head, I think that it was 4 bulbs, and you want to replace all of the stock ones, no need to keep any of them.

Plug in and turn on the bike before putting everything back together. The LEDs can go in 2 ways. If they don't come on, flip em around and try to other way.
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It is important for the bulb to have a "tower"ish light emission. I bought some that did not emit much from the sides, but these did the trick!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-1...7IWW:rk:1:pf:0
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While you guys are in there, here is a mod that I did on my dash that I haven't really seen people doing.
It is amazing how often a clock comes in handy instead of having to ask siri or sena or try and peel back layers to get to your timepiece.
I did this the easy way and have it powered by a 9volt that is strapped under the headlight. Lasted a year before I had to replace the battery.
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While you guys are in there, here is a mod that I did on my dash that I haven't really seen people doing.
It is amazing how often a clock comes in handy instead of having to ask siri or sena or try and peel back layers to get to your timepiece.
I did this the easy way and have it powered by a 9volt that is strapped under the headlight. Lasted a year before I had to replace the battery.
Brilliant! Any links to the right sized hardware? Did you have to cut out the piece behind the window?

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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T10-CAR-B...72.m2749.l2649

These work really well . the 9 LED is a straight plug and play, the 13 led , you have to remove the deflector shroud.
This size fits into the original holders.
I found this out after buying 3 sets of the wrong size bulbs and holders and then wired the originals back in....doh!
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Brilliant! Any links to the right sized hardware? Did you have to cut out the piece behind the window?
There is a bit of cutting required, but nothing really hard to do. I have some cleanup to do to get it to look "factory" but all in all a relatively easy thing to do.
I will fish around and see if I can find the orders for the hardware and link them.

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