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Hello everyone,

I need to replace the bulbs in the gauge cluster of my 05 because 2 have burnt out. I have found a lot of information already on the procedure and the consensus is to go with LED, so you don't have to dig back into this again, as it's a lot of work. With that said, I have not been able to find many photos of people who have changed the color with LED's. I have seen blue and white but was curious if red would look good. Does anyone have any photos they might want to share to help me decide before I order the LED's?

Thanks in advance,
Dan
 

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For the Gen1 FJR, it is as simple as replacing bulbs.... I don't know what's best, red is good for night vision, and green definitely stands out during the day. I think I'd shy away from blue.
 
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I also have 1 or 2 bulbs burnt out on my dash of my '05... I bought some LEDs back in late 2019 and I'm a little embarrassed to say I have not installed them yet.
Got them from www.superbrightleds.com and I believe the blue LEDs are for the back-lighting and the white ones are for the turn-signal and other indicators as those shine through colored plastic (yellow, green etc). Here's a pic of what I got... will install some day! Just had other priorities including adding a '12 Super Tenere to the garage a few mos ago. I'm 99% sure I got the bulb specifics from a post here or at the other FJR forum... keep searching!
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I also have 1 or 2 bulbs burnt out on my dash of my '05... I bought some LEDs back in late 2019 and I'm a little embarrassed to say I have not installed them yet.
Got them from www.superbrightleds.com and I believe the blue LEDs are for the back-lighting and the white ones are for the turn-signal and other indicators as those shine through colored plastic (yellow, green etc). Here's a pic of what I got... will install some day! Just had other priorities including adding a '12 Super Tenere to the garage a few mos ago. I'm 99% sure I got the bulb specifics from a post here or at the other FJR forum... keep searching!
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Awesome, thank you for the reply. I was hoping someone would chime in and let me know if the LED was too bright, or if one color showed better then another. But it seems not a lot of folks have done this, or there just arnt many gen 1's around anymore.
 

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It's simpler than it looks! Replace dashboard lights by removing the trim panel and instrument cluster. It sounds intimidating, but it's simpler than you might think with an online factory manual.
 
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