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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-07-2007, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone seen an 'off the shelf' indicator light that has "Check Engine" on the lens? Or one that could be used as a "Not Charging" light?

I'm redoing the dash on my CJ...right now my check engine and charging lights are just simple 12v label...I kinda want to avoid using a label maker...I put a lot of effort into making the composite overlay for the dash....I don't want 'cheesy' labels on my dash....

And....has anyone tried the LED bulbs for their dash lights? If so...will they dim like the incandescent ones?

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I use one for my Lockers, remember? They work fine, but you need to get the resistor. I would take an old CJ heater light, take the plastic off of it and put a new piece of plastic in that says CES, check engine, or better yet "Idiot Light" I am sure you can get the clear plastic, and write on the inside part.

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When I was experimenting with LEDs for brake and oil pressure warning lights I tried an assortment of resistors out to both ends of the recommended range and couldn't see any difference in brightness. I'm sure it did change some, just not enough to be noticable across the few minutes it took to set up the next test.

LEDs can be dimmed, but it's done by varying the duty cycle. If someone is selling LEDs for panel lights the dimming circuitry should be built in. It isn't very complicated.

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I have one big red light for an 'Idiot Light'...
I call it an 'Oh Sh!t' light.
If it comes on, I'm either overheated or under a preset oil pressure.

I figure that big light comes on, I can look down at the gauges to see what's really going on.

I'd really like to have it mounted in the windshield frame in my line of sight, right in front of the steering wheel.
Where I can't miss it no matter what I'm doing at the time!
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Call DC and see if you can get a J575 1788, it's the stock CJ emission light.
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