Can’t find thread about improving dashboard lighting (1 Viewer)

Mar 8, 2016
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I am sure in the last few months or more that there has been at least one thread about improving the poor visibility of the dials on the dashboard. I don’t mean getting an app or similar or stand alone speedometer. These were about using LED strips I think to brighten the dials.
I have looked everywhere and tried lots of different words/phrases to search but no joy. Has anyone a better memory than me who could help with the link I am looking for.
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Our Pilote based on the Fiat chassis has the well known problem of dull instrument panel lights, so much so that I rely more on the GPS for my speed. Fiat supposedly have a software update but from what I gather there isn't much improvement. My solution was to get a short length of LED tape with a USB connection, I cut this to about 30cm, I then stuck it on the underside of the instrument binnacle plugging it into the usb on the dash. Seems to work ok, I cant see the actual LEDs from my driving position so don't get dazzeled by them but the instruments are well illuminated. Wether I will look like a motorhome driving from hell in the dark I don't know as I chose red leds :Eeek::rofl:
THIS IS THE LED STRIP
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THIS WITHOUT LEDS ON

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THIS IS WITH LEDS LIT

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Not a particularly good photo, but it gives an idea, time will tell if it works long term, just need to tidy up the cable to the usb socket.
 
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Sorry hit send too soon. Found the link, back in 2017, simple solution if it works, might give it a try.
 

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