North American Turbocoupe Organization

instrument cluster lighting
turbospoolin23 Offline
Senior Member
I want brighter dash lighting in my car and was thinking of installing 168s or LEDs. Any issues with this? Will the 168s be to hot?
87 TC 5 spd... 17X9 Cobra R's, .60/.63 SVO T3 Turbo, Large NPR, Manual Boost Controller, AEM Wideband, BPV, K&N Cone, Walbro 255, Kirban AFPR, 3G Alternator Conversion, Short Throw Shifter, Stinger 3" Exhaust, Magnaflow Catalytic Converter & Muffler.

TurboBoost88 Offline
168: 0.35A at 14V = 4.9 watts; 3 candlepower

194: 0.27A at 14V = 3.8 watts; 2 candlepower

found this on the net, hope this will help you decide.
88 TurboCoupe,Midnight Metallic Blue on Blue cloth, 140 m.p.h. speedo, 96,000 miles, 5spd. Gills valve, many new parts waiting to be installed..88 TC, Silver, 5spd, My first car, wish I still had that one! Built for customers: 67 Ford Fairlane,69 Mach I,70 Mach I Clone,95 Ranger 2.3/5.0 EFI Conversion,99 Cobra Procharger SC-1 Install/Tune,Factory Five Racing Mark III Cobra #4114,1955 Black on Black Thunderbird for local Ford Dealer owner's wife.

Joe F Offline
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LEDs should be brighter but will draw less current and be cool in multiple ways ;-)

LEDs are also available in several colors if that's to your liking.

I'm thinking LEDs if you want to pay the extra dough.
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Scott Mabe Offline
I had 77 f100 with bad connectors for the instrument lights, I got the self adhesive led strip from walmart and it worked great. Not sure if it would work here but something to think about.

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