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76 dash bulbs
« on: July 21, 2014, 09:28:45 AM »
hey y'all was just wondering if anyone knew what bulbs were in the instrument cluster of a 76 pinto. I was looking to change it to led, but I don't want to pull it apart twice to do it.

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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2014, 04:02:38 PM »
Like #168 as far as physical size.......... .

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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2014, 08:01:08 PM »
I don't have a size but I bought a led kit for a late 60's early 70's mustang from mustangs and fast fords in so.calif. Has the green, red and blue tint glow for speedo. I think they sell them separate as well.
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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 09:51:51 PM »
Ok thanks y'all all help is appreciated!

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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2014, 09:14:50 PM »
Also the LEDs are direct fit in the dash socket
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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2014, 09:27:50 PM »
hey y'all was just wondering if anyone knew what bulbs were in the instrument cluster of a 76 pinto. I was looking to change it to led, but I don't want to pull it apart twice to do it.

As I found out the hard way, LEDs do not dim with the light rheostat. It takes special circuitry to do it.  I would suggest replacing all lights that you don't ever want dimmed, like turn signal, high beam, and engine warning lights. Illumination lights I am keeping regular bulbs.
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Re: 76 dash bulbs
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 09:49:20 AM »
thanks y'all tried to pull it apart this weekend and I couldn't get the speedometer cable off it so I just gave up not worth breaking it