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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 07, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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autometer gauge brightness problems?

my 6-led bulbs came from superbrightleds yesterday so I installed them lastnight. the problem is in my water temp and oil pressure gauges they arnt hardly visible. the volt voltmeter is ok but not bright enough. what do you guys think my problem is?




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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 07, 11:19 AM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 07, 02:44 PM
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Re: autometer gauge brightness problems?

I could also be due to the pattern of light the LED's put off. Some are very directional and others spread the light out more. I have the same issue in my boat gauges. They look very dim but it is the worst with the smaller gauge faces like you show above.
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Re: autometer gauge brightness problems?

It looks like the last to gauge faces are out too far not allowing the light to surround the gauge face. If you look at the first gauge, you see white light around the edge. Try pulling the other into the case further....


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how can u pull the gauge face in
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Re: autometer gauge brightness problems?

seams the problem is the two mechanical gauges faces are to close to the glass which doesnt allow enough light to emit through vs the electrical gauge which is pulled back farther. can I fix this some how?
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Re: autometer gauge brightness problems?

Fossil,

It may be best to contact Autometer and see what they advise.
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