Led lamps in the Dashboard

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hedton
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Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by hedton » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:37 am

Hi!
Has anyone changed the bulbs in the dashboard to LED lamps?
If so can anyone recommend where to buy the lamps?
I want some bulbs that doesn't melt the plastic.
Do you need a resistor if you just change the bulbs and not the socket?

Does anyone know what the socket i s called in the Mille dashboard?



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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by Craig in France » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:05 am

hedton wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:37 am
Has anyone changed the bulbs in the dashboard to LED lamps? If so can anyone recommend where to buy the lamps? <snip>
Yes, Hedton, it has been done (and it's easier to do these days than it used to be). I've had a quick look in my files, but unfortunately I can't find anything up to date with the info you want. If I do, I'll post again.

EDIT
According to Bevelhead Stephen Stepanian, these do the job. And I quote:

"You don't need voltage regulators or resistors for these, like you did the old 5 volt ones in the old "how to" article a few years ago on Ducati Meccanica."

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https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/alp ... /6460004-P

hedton wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:37 am
Does anyone know what the socket is called in the Mille dashboard?
You mean the lower piece of part #34 below? If so, just 'bulb holder', nothing more ... :)

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by hedton » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:18 am

Yes nr 34 with a resistor for led lamps.

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by hedton » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:40 am

I bought these..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10x-T5-LED-B ... 2749.l2649
Itemnr:332480267406


I'll report how the work

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by Peter Mille » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:48 pm

I have the same in my Mille.
They are more brighter than normal bulbs, and that's excactely what I wanted, because stock bulbs were dim at daylight, hard to see in a glance.
The leds are just fine for daylight driving, maybe to bright for night driving ( which I don't do anyway...).

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by vij » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:45 am

Did you get it to work in the indicator position too? I have to do some updates to my 1984 MHR 900, maybe add some diodes as the polarity is changing when I do left or right and this does not work with LEDs. Its very strange.

Jocke.

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by hedton » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:55 am

You need a new relay for the indicators such as this... https://www.diodhuset.se/blinkersrela-l ... gL3f_D_BwE

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Re: Led lamps in the Dashboard

Post by Peter Mille » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:57 am

I don't have indicators on my MHR ( Mike Hailwood didn't have them either.... :-D )
But you need a special led relay, as far as I know.
They are inexpensive to be found at Ebay!

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