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Username Post: LED bulbs - interior a/c-heater control        (Topic#372460)
72Cyan 
Newbie
Posts: 15

Loc: Seattle
Reg: 12-21-22
01-24-23 05:58 PM - Post#2853703    

has anyone used/found an LED bulb for your a/c-heater control unit? A/C units utilize 2 bulbs, while the heater only use just one bulb. it seems that the compatible #1445 in an LED bulb is a bit longer than the incandescent bulb and I'm not crazy about doing a trial and error just to find out that it's too long to fit. I'm running LEDs in my dash cluster and would like to get a somewhat consistent glow in the cab, as the stock bulbs in the control unit are very dim.

Dan J. C.
Seattle, Washington
1972 Chevy C10 Cheyenne, SWB, 350/350, Hawaiian Blue/Blue
71,000 original miles (rebuilt at 65k)
3 owners, Garaged since new
Respray in 2010, new carpet and seat upholstery
Undercarriage all original


 


69_BOWTIE 
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Posts: 1169

Loc: WYOMING,USA
Reg: 02-27-02
01-25-23 05:10 AM - Post#2853721    
    In response to 72Cyan

I bought some off ebay a bag of them , yes the gauges work good , The a/c lights still are not vet bright . Most LED are not dimmable so your stuck with what you get, I do belive they make dimmable ones.

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72Cyan 
Newbie
Posts: 15

Loc: Seattle
Reg: 12-21-22
01-26-23 10:44 PM - Post#2853802    
    In response to 69_BOWTIE

that's interesting. I don't know why the a/c panel is so dim. I currently have one bulb working and one would think there are no lights until (VERY) close inspection. it's my understanding that these are less than 3 watt bulbs, the next standard size is #1895, which I think is double the watts. I just don't know if they might be too big to fit in the housing. Using LED should not be an issue overloading the circuit...if using double the watts with incandescent, that could be an issue.

  • 69_BOWTIE Said:
I bought some off ebay a bag of them , yes the gauges work good , The a/c lights still are not vet bright . Most LED are not dimmable so your stuck with what you get, I do belive they make dimmable ones.




Dan J. C.
Seattle, Washington
1972 Chevy C10 Cheyenne, SWB, 350/350, Hawaiian Blue/Blue
71,000 original miles (rebuilt at 65k)
3 owners, Garaged since new
Respray in 2010, new carpet and seat upholstery
Undercarriage all original


 


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