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I have seen alot of posts about changing lightbulbs in dash on a 1998 model.
But most of them are old.

Therefore i'm asking if someone have a new working link och page for really bright leds for it.
And the exact name of the socket.

Amazon, ebay or something works great.

The part that is worsted is the speed and rpm meter.

Have changed one time before to led but i think i got wrong socket. The fit is not good. Had to bend the small things so they stay in place.

Cant remember the name of those.

Please help me with the right socket and some bright ones.

Best regards Thomas.
 

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Hi,

My eyesight in the dark is not the best but I can see my Dash perfectly well, I suspect that you have a couple of bulbs blown, just replace them all with brand new 10 pence Ring Bulbs and be done with it :wink:

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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T5's and T10's are the bulbs and YouTube is full of videos on the subject


Here's two of the more interesting ones:





 

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Well...
First the knob is fully turned.
Dimmer works.
The problem is that the T10 i have is kinda loose when its on its place mounted.
It seams that the 2 wings are tilted up a little. And on other they are tilted back little. Soo one is hard to get in place but it sits tight. The other is loose and can vibrate loose.
And I got the ones that is loose.

IF I search on T5 B8.5 i find 2 diff socket.

Look at these pictures.
The blue socket.

Its labled the same. T5 8.5d but the first, the space is tight between the metal pieces and on the second its alot more space.

The second its loose when mounted and The first is kinda hard to mount but sits tight.
 

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Aaah, can you not bend those tabs until they sit correctly?


You've got me interested in this now .. might go for LEDs myself >:D



Just a FYI "For Your Information" :-

Item no.40 - Part no. N 000000 008167 BULB (Illumination Display) 12v - 1.5w - Quantity 022 (Why do I only see 18 in the photo?)

Item no.50 - Part no. A 001 544 55 94 BULB (Instrument Cluster Lighting) 12v - 2w - Quantity 002

Item no.60 - Part no. A 000 545 4619 SOCKET TO A 001 544 55 94 - Quantity 002

:nerd:
 

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Hi,

No help, but just for info ..............

My W220 S Class has Fluorescent (OE) cluster lighting, and led's everywhere else, (all switches, ambience etc etc) looks awesome in the dark without blinding one :grin:

It's Cluster has a manual Dimmer for you to set but also Auto Dims Cluster at night from the Vehicle Light Sensor :p

>:D
 

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Aaah, can you not bend those tabs until they sit correctly?


You've got me interested in this now .. might go for LEDs myself >:D



Just a FYI "For Your Information" :-

Item no.40 - Part no. N 000000 008167 BULB (Illumination Display) 12v - 1.5w - Quantity 022 (Why do I only see 18 in the photo?)

Item no.50 - Part no. A 001 544 55 94 BULB (Instrument Cluster Lighting) 12v - 2w - Quantity 002

Item no.60 - Part no. A 000 545 4619 SOCKET TO A 001 544 55 94 - Quantity 002

:nerd:
Yes i can bend them, but since the are sharp its hard to get them to sit tight or even to get them in.

The ones to the left is the best.. but its hard to know what you are buing... they show one pic and sends something looking not right... there for my question about someone that knows exact what leds to buy.

Having no problem at all to w8 3 week for them...

here in sweden they cost like 10$ for one led... thats aload of money for just one lamp.
 

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Hi,

No help, but just for info ..............

My W220 S Class has Fluorescent (OE) cluster lighting, and led's everywhere else, (all switches, ambience etc etc) looks awesome in the dark without blinding one :grin:

It's Cluster has a manual Dimmer for you to set but also Auto Dims Cluster at night from the Vehicle Light Sensor :p

>:D
You S Class boys are just spoilt rotten at times :p

I've decided that I need something to do so I've sourced a spare cluster fo the 200 forr 拢20 to play with..
Interesting in itself as it's a different part no. to the 320 even tho they both show 160mph and the V6 is only 11 days newer .. ahh hang on, light bulb moment! (no pun intended) .. the '6 is AT vs the MT on the '4 .. only thing that springs to mind ..
 

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You S Class boys are just spoilt rotten at times :p

I've decided that I need something to do so I've sourced a spare cluster fo the 200 forr 拢20 to play with..
Interesting in itself as it's a different part no. to the 320 even tho they both show 160mph and the V6 is only 11 days newer .. ahh hang on, light bulb moment! (no pun intended) .. the '6 is AT vs the MT on the '4 .. only thing that springs to mind ..
Hi @M4rCu5 ,

MT vs Auto, also 6Cyl vs 4Cyl (Rev Counter maybe) ???????????????????

I don't know for certain on R170, but on most other MB's that would just be done with "Version Coding", what is more likely is that it is a revised part, or manufactured at a different plant, have you checked EPC for both Cars Cluster p/n's ...............

Might reveal more info :wink:

HTH, Cheers Dave
 

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Hi @M4rCu5 ,

MT vs Auto, also 6Cyl vs 4Cyl (Rev Counter maybe) ???????????????????

I don't know for certain on R170, but on most other MB's that would just be done with "Version Coding", what is more likely is that it is a revised part, or manufactured at a different plant, have you checked EPC for both Cars Cluster p/n's ...............

Might reveal more info :wink:

HTH, Cheers Dave
Yes I check, that's where I got them from - no revisions for either ..

I was hoping for one to fit both as they're only 11 days apart but if it's not to be then so be it,' it's just a trial plaything that came along at the right price

Could be the rev counter but they're identical in that respect as well. Only physical difference that springs to mind is the gear indicator window .. on the M/T the window is present but there is no gear indication inside of that window, it's blank, nothing, nada. The A/T on the other hand .. P R N D 4 3 2 1 :nerd:
 

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Hi @M4rCu5 ,

OK, so likely if there's no revision I expect they are just made at a different Plant, what are the digits that are different ?

First thing you can do when SDS arrives is to look in Cluster for Version Codings, see if you have Auto / Manual :grin:

I'm a bit busy right now otherwise I'd go look at mine and fire up SDS, but we got 4 of Mels coming up next week, with their respective partners and 10 Grand Children between them as she got the big birthday next week, so I'm busy building bunk beds for the kids and a huge kitty activity house as we gonna have to relocate them for about 10 days in our Conservatory and one room off it, otherwise one of the young 'uns is gonna leave a door open and let the poor little kitties out, they aren't old enough to go out yet !!

Also chopping down 3 huge trees and a [email protected]@dy great roddy bush tomorrow to free up and reclaim a bit of our land, initially for parking, but maybe later a huge workshop >:D

I finished the weeks work at 10 this morning, 2 Cars gone so built this to get a head start for the weekend, it's almost 2m tall :grin:
They have a smaller one in the lounge already, gonna love this lol ........................



Cheers for now, Dave
 

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@Dave2303

:eek:fftopic:

We've got a cat tree very similar to that, only in grey >:D

And my different clusters are also off topic lol
Anyway, seems there are revisions, I missed a little - sign, my bad sorry :surprise:

V6 - 320
A 170 540 46 11 - Replaced by - A 170 540 59 11

L4 - 200
A 170 540 42 11 - Replaced by - A 170 540 55 11


one glaringly obvious difference between the two ..

And it will be nice to draw a LINE under this, maybe they are interchangeable after all, time will tell
 

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@Charmed you've got other issues right now I know but after much research and measuring etc. ..

It seems at the moment that the only bulbs that are dimmed by the dimmer are the two bigger bulbs and 3 of the smaller ones. If my measurements are correct, the bigger ones come in as being 194 Leds. These provide the backlight and the light for the needles, the needles are clear with orange stickers on them (for those of us that don't happen to have a Spec Ed) :p

The little bulbs, 23 in the xx 55 11 console that I have seem to be of a 74 flavour, all white, 20 of which are handled by the colours of the windows and are not dimmed. Three are dimmed, these are for the 3 windows that are the Ambient Air Temp, the Trip & Tacho, and the Gear Selected & Clock windows. Problem with these is that they wont just slot into the holders without being modded, not a huge issue if you have a soldering iron, alternatively you could just leave them as they are :tu:

Had to order them from SuperBrightLeds in the US and the postage is a killer so they'd better be right, will know more when they turn up ..
 

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Confirmed. 194's and 74's.

The 194s slot straight into the existing holders, and if you buy the 74s also it's easier to buy the holders at the same time, as the holders that SBLEDS have on site also slot straight into our boards, no modding required :tu:
 
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