LED Indicators

Instrument Cluster / Dash

Replacing your instrument cluster / dash lights with LEDs is very easy to do. LEDs have the advantage of not burning out like regular filament lights. They also help reduce the strain on the GS's charging system.


1989 to 2000 GS500 Bulb Information


Speedometer and Tachometer = 12 volt, 3.4 watt (as per the GS500 owner's manual)
US = #168 or #194
UK = T10
*Preferably radial-aimed type LED so it shines down far enough to illuminate the trip meter/counter

Neutral and Oil indicators = 12 volt, 3.4 watt (as per the GS500 owner's manual)
US = #168 or #194
UK = T10

High Beam indicator = 12 volt, 1.7 watt (as per the GS500 owner's manual)
US = #168 or #194
UK = T10

Turn Signal indicator
US = #168 or #194
UK = T10
*You need to use a non polarised LED for the Indicator light


2001 and Newer GS500 Bulb Information

info from pbureau69

Speedometer and Tachometer
US = #168 or #194 bulbs
UK = T10

Neutral, Oil, High Beam indicators
US = #74
UK = T5

Turn Signal indicator
US = #74
UK = T5
*You need to use a non polarised LED for the Indicator light

Links

Autolumination
194 / T10: http://autolumination.com/194.htm
74 / T5: http://autolumination.com/74.htm

Superbrightleds
Superbrightleds.com has some wonderful products. Here is a link to show the different styles of bulbs mentioned above: http://www.superbrightleds.com/mini-wedge.html

ShowBizWolf recommends these for Speedometer and Tachometer bulbs:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-led-bulb-5-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/199/876/

and these for 1989 to 2000 indicator (oil, high beam and neutral) bulbs:

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/miniature-wedge-base/194-led-bulb-1-led-miniature-wedge-retrofit-car/197/856/

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