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hi all ! I remember reading about someone who changed the color of their instrument lighting. just wondering where they got the bulbs from, and what other colors were available? thanks!!
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Re: changing instr lighting from white to red

Try this post
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...trument+lights

Otherwise, Google T5 red led.

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hi all ! I remember reading about someone who changed the color of their instrument lighting. just wondering where they got the bulbs from, and what other colors were available? thanks!!
I changed mine to Green LEDs. There is yellow,red, blue,white,amber, maybe more.
You can buy them from Grainger. They have many outlets, you may be able to buy online. Go to grainger.com and see. Im msure some of the custom auto shops have them too.

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I changed mine to Green LEDs. There is yellow,red, blue,white,amber, maybe more.
You can buy them from Grainger. They have many outlets, you may be able to buy online. Go to grainger.com and see. Im msure some of the custom auto shops have them too.

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Can you tell me how many bulbs and the type that I need. I looked in the manual but it did not say type nor required number for R & R.

I think blue would look great!

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Re: changing instr lighting from white to red

Ok, what is the part number??? I got T5, 2720 and 74. Very confusing. So if you are changing the instr. light, what # is it???

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Ok, what is the part number??? I got T5, 2720 and 74. Very confusing. So if you are changing the instr. light, what # is it???
Yea, John I know. Still confusing to me. David Shealey posted a difference post a while back on the 73's and 74's. Can't remember what's what. All I can say is I have a generic pack of red T5's in my hand right now that I installed effortlessly on my bike and they have T5 bases and look exactly like the incandescent bulb's base I removed.

Don't know who these guys are, http://www.ledlight.com/t5-wedge-flat-led-light.aspx ,but they came up first when I Googled "T5 red led light".

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Can you tell me how many bulbs and the type that I need. I looked in the manual but it did not say type nor required number for R & R.

I think blue would look great!

The part number from grainger for green is 2FNG6. Go to grainger, type that number in and at the bottom of the page it will take you to another page with all the colors. It is replacing # 74. I tried blue but it did not show up bright enough for me. IMO. I tried red,ok, but everyone has red, so I tried green, works for me. I think you will need 6, but if you change the bottom ones it was difficult to read the clock. I may be able to send a pic, Im not sure if my cheap camera will pick the colors up.

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I ordered #74-R on one of those threads with links. I will post once I get the lights installed. Let you know if I likey. Also will take pictures step by step.

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Like I stated I would post once I had it done and ordered. I ordered these bulbs, from this site.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-b....19322&next=50

I replace 5 blubs as stated in other post. Needle nose pliers helped to get one or two of the blubs more down in the dash. Here are some pictures. If you have taken that part off from the bike it can be done fast. I would say an hour. 4 bolts for the windshild, 6 srews for the dash cover.
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Re: changing instr lighting from white to red

I just ordered my RED T5 bulbs from a guy in CA on eBay. 10 for $10. Thanks for the post, red looks great!

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