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#1028643 - 08/27/15 02:37 AM Re: Every monte light bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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New question, are the t top dome lihgts the same as hard top dome?


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#1028647 - 08/27/15 03:52 AM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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I thought I'd chime in on this thread with my LED lighting experience. After researching the LED light options, I decided to splurge on Sylvania bulbs for the dash after seeing some other people's experience with the cheaper kind burning out a lot. You can buy the high-end Sylvania bulbs for the dash and rear license area here:

http://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-2825-Premium-White-Miniature/dp/B00AIJY2ZM

Here is a photo of my dash lit up at night, no assistance from street lights or otherwise. My signature has a photo of the license area under the same conditions.



(And incase someone is judging my mileage - it's a Canadian car so that's km's on the odometer and it's been around once; I replaced the face from an El Camino in a US junkyard when I relocated)

That one dead area in the gear indicator area is somewhat unavoidable due to the bulky indicator mechanism blocking even the brightest light almost completely. Still, never imagined my dash could be so brilliant.

Close to $100 in premium LED lightbulbs to do the dash and license area. The cheap bulbs with the multiple "light pads" on them might work for a time, though from what I hear, they're going to burn out on you in short order.

I hope this is useful info for someone!


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#1028652 - 08/27/15 03:11 PM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: Ubowl]  
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Originally Posted By: Ubowl
What about the turn signal indicator in the dash
You can go to the Album using the link at the top of this(or any) page and in the Search box type in Lamp Bulb Specifications to view every original bulb requirement.
The page I posted there is from my original 'Owner's Manual'.

#1030142 - 09/30/15 07:19 PM Re: Every monte light bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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#1038415 - 04/27/16 01:30 PM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: Bitflipper]  
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I did this with worse result. I did see someone suggested spraying the plastic piece that goes around the bulbs with silver or reflective to make the light bounce off better. Good write up by the way.

#1041750 - 07/22/16 05:51 PM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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Does anyone know what LED bulb I can use for my engine compartment?
Thanks Mark

#1042695 - 08/23/16 02:18 AM Re: Every monte light bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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Awesome information! Thanks!

#1044355 - 10/14/16 09:36 AM Re: Every monte light bulb part number you need!!! [Re: JasonPW]  
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superbrightleds.com. also when I open the doors on my 86 hard top ss. how many lights should be on?


86 SS . Custom Paint. Built 6.0 with LS3 Top End .TSP Custom grind cam.TKO 600 5 spd. Quick 9'' / 3.70 Gearing. ZQ8 Spindles. KORE3 12.8'' frt Brake Kit. UMI Rear Adjustable UCA. Rear LCA. UMI Front Chassis Bar. BMR Coil Springs. BMR Rear Sway Bar. N90 17'' Wheels . 255/45-17 Nitto 555 G2's. SO FAR..............lol.
#1044463 - 10/17/16 05:49 PM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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This list is a BIG help.
I'm doing some upgrades to my '79. Had more than a few folks mention that my brake lights are not the easiest to see during the dayight. I used this post & Rockauto as a guide. Figured I'd replace most of the bulbs around the outside outside and the instrument panel ones as well as they are mostly original and, in the case of the instrument panel, some are burn't out too. Some of my PNs differ from the list, but I figure that is normal with mine being a 3rd gen. I have the OEM PN as well as what RockAuto calls "Maximum Brightness" listed below. Most of the Max Brightness are the PHILIPS CrystalVision series. Thought about LED, but that gets a tad pricey. 3 questions.

  • Do I have accurate OEM and Max Bright PNs?
  • How many of each do I need?
  • Am I missing any that I SHOULD upgrade?
  • Is there a PN for upgrading the engine compartment light socket? The internal mercury switch crapped out on mine, so I ditched it.
  • Any downside in going to the "Maximum Brightness" Bulbs?
  • If memory serves, the 1157 Brake light bulb does the rear turn signal as well?




Thanks in advance,
Russ

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#1047839 - 02/05/17 01:58 AM Re: STICKY: Every monte bulb part number you need!!! [Re: 83montecarlo632bbc]  
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Has anyone tried either of the two bulbs: Philips 1157 P21/5W Red X-tremeVision LED Exterior
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-1157-X-tremeVision-Exterior-light/dp/B00HWS7XGW

or SYLVANIA ZEVO 2057 Red LED Bulb https://www.amazon.com/SYLVANIA-ZEVO-205...s=zevo+2057+red

I would like to use one of these but I know on the Zevo I couldn't get the bulb to go far enough into the socket to reach the locking mechanize.

Any suggests and/or ideas?

These are for the rear brake/turn signals.

Last edited by reallystoked; 02/05/17 02:04 AM.
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