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interior bulbs are dim

I cannot hardly see my guages at night. The bulbs are very dim. Do yall know of a good bulb that will shine brighter for my console guages?

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I cannot hardly see my guages at night. The bulbs are very dim. Do yall know of a good bulb that will shine brighter for my console guages?
Take a look at the site below. They have LED's in different colors that fit older camaros that will brighten up your dash and console gauges.

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Re: interior bulbs are dim

OK Patrick, I've been lurking long enough. I recall ground wires from the bulb sockets paired together on the gauge frames under the gauge cover of the console. Maybe there's a bad/corroded terminal. Maybe the bulbs/sockets need a cleaning too. That's a little more work. The sockets are tough to service. (hard to reach)

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bad ground or a rusted rheostat in the switch...

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If these are the bayonet base 194 bulbs, they are 4 watt bulbs. A 7 watt bulb exists that will fit in that socket. I use them, they are MUCH brighter than the stock bulbs. Been using them for years with no ill effects at all. Don't remember the part #, but your autoparts store will have them.





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168 bulbs are brighter than 194 bulbs and are the same size. They also draw more juice and produce more heat. You might want to check out some bright LED bulbs too.

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168 bulbs are brighter than 194 bulbs and are the same size. They also draw more juice and produce more heat. You might want to check out some bright LED bulbs too.
Just got back from the parts store, I asked them for the 168's and they are the push in style (flat ends). Mine push in and turn (round bottom with one contact point). They could not tell me if they had any brighter than the ones that came out of my car.
I'm deffinately looking at those LED's...................If I didn't say earlier, I'm talking about my CONSOLE bulbs.

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