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I think I've got some dead bulbs in the dash ('99 GL1500 SE). The back lighting for the speedo and tachis very dim and almost unreadable at night. What bulbs are back there? How many? Any body have pix of what I'm in for when I get around to taking it apart?



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The manual says 4- 3.4watt bulbs, doesn't specify what kind.
 

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Besides new lamps being brighter anyway, I skipped all the color and went white.
Brighter and doesn't look bad at all.

Bulb count is 17 total on my '89 1500. I used #168's, #194's and #24's. All purchased at AutoZone and local parts store. #168's are brighter than #194's, and #24's are brighter that #74's. Here's what I put in:

Qty 4 - #194 (instrument lights)
Qty 3 - #194 (CruiseOn/CruiseSet/OD)
Qty 4 - #194 (HiBeam/Neutral/Reverse/SideStand)
Qty 2 - #168 (Low Fuel Warning/Low Oil Pressure)
Qty 2 - #24 (left turn signal/right turn signal)
Qty 1 - #24 (LCD Display (top portion)
Qty 1 - Either #24 or #194 (Temp/Fuel guages)

One caveat - the bulb for the temp/fuel gauges/lower LCD display area, is buried inside the instrument cluster assembly. Disassembly required to get to this bulb. All others easily accessible with dash off. On the temp/fuel bulb, I didn't record if it was a #24 or #194 I put in..but it's one of those, most likely a #24 -

Got this years ago from another site...
 

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Here's what I've got:

GL1500 dash lamps

Position Light 2x3.4w 6.8w
Turn Signal/Pos 2x8.0w 16.0w
Meter Illumination 4x3.4w 13.6w
LCD Illumination 2x3.0w 6.0w Indicator Lights 5x3.4w 17.0w
Indicator Lights 4x1.7w 6.8w

Use 194 for most of the 3.4w bulbs, 168 for the position and low fuel

24 (high output) or 74, 73 (low output) for indicator lights

the 1156 - 1157 leds will have to be right angle or they will not be visible.

Qty 4 - #194 (instrument lights)
Qty 3 - #194 (CruiseOn/CruiseSet/OD)
Qty 4 - #194 (HiBeam/Neutral/Reverse/SideStand)
Qty 2 - #168 (Low Fuel Warning/Low Oil Pressure)
Qty 2 - #24 (left turn signal/right turn signal)
Qty 1 - #24 (LCD Display (top portion)
Qty 1 - Either #24 or #194 (Temp/Fuel guages)

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194 will do most of the instrument lights.
168 for the position and license plate lights these are the same
physical size as a 194 except brighter.
24 will fit the trunk lights if they are Honda line and the
remainder of the instrument lights
97 for tail light in fender
1156 turn
1157 tail & brake
 
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