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Post by the Baron on Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:11 am

Hi Guys ,

since I own my 75 Chevelle Sedan , the dashboard lighting never had worked . Now that winter is coming , I'd like to have a properly lighted dashboard .

I took the dashboard cover out today , but couldn't find the light bulbs , but one which lights the wiper switch .

That bulb was OK , I checked it on my Ohmmeter . So I presume all the other bulbs must be fine

Wich fuse should I look at to be sure I'm looking at the right one ( don't want to break them all Laughing)?

Could it come from the light switch's variable rheostat ?

Any other idea ?

Many thanks !

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:45 am

If none of them work then I would suggest replacing the headlight switch. thats what was wrong with ours.

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Post by the Baron on Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:08 pm

Hi BC !

are those lighting switches specific to the 73-77 models or will all the GM switches from the 70's fit just right on ?

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Post by Oidar on Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:26 pm

Since it's all of them, I agree, if it's not the fuse, then the headlight switch is most likely. You have to remove the entire cluster to get to the bulbs. They're a wedge based #194 type.

Has anyone used the LED replacement types?
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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:01 pm

the Baron wrote:Hi BC !

are those lighting switches specific to the 73-77 models or will all the GM switches from the 70's fit just right on ?

Many thanks !

Laurent

I think most GM cars shared the same headlight switch. As I know our 73 Chevelles and my 70 Chevelle and our old junker 80 Citation all had alike headlight switches

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Post by McCauley5983 on Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:08 pm

the leds are expensive as hell but they look really cool i got one in my temp gauge and it over powers all the other ones if they werent so expensive id do em all but money is scarce
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Post by orange Juiced on Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:09 am

I was going to hide some LED strips above the cluster to make it brighter, now i wonder if these LED replacement blubs are bright enough? I have to buy a set and try it out.
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Post by the Baron on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:12 pm

Hi Guys,

it was just the fuse, just call me moron, right ? Laughing

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Post by The Dude on Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:48 pm

Wow, I must really be uncool. First black primer is out, now it's not cool to have that old green glow in the dash??? I really need to start catching up on the trends.
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Post by badbiscayne66 on Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:39 pm

Dont ever follow trends!!!!!!!! Cool
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Post by The Dude on Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:58 am

badbiscayne66 wrote:Dont ever follow trends!!!!!!!! Cool

If I was a trend follower, I would own a Pro Touring Camaro on 18 inch rims instead of a G3 Chevelle. That ain't gonna happen lol!
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