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    My name is Deia and when I pass you in my Regal, see ya! lol
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    Dayton, OH
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    Mainframe Operator\Web Design

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  1. Pontiac Bonnevilles are also H body cars. I think there is another one but can't think right now lol
  2. I don't have a way to test that because I don't have the stock switch module. I replaced it with toggle switches and my dash wasn't bright enough as it was so I never needed to dim it. I like how bright it is now... They are variable voltage, being that they can safely operate between 9-18v. I don't know how the old switches control the dimming but I would imagine it would dim but can't verify that.
  3. This was plug and play and I could have made some myself too but I like the quality here and I am happy with the end result! I only put this out there to help others that might wanna go this route.
  4. Yeah, I'm still comparing the options but has some excellent products to offer and take the labor out of making a socket style replacement for various styles. I've made several circuit boards for LED's on other projects so I'm not opposed to making my own. Brightness is one of my deciding factors.
  5. I have already rewired my headlights with a new harness I made. It's simple, only needing some wire, a relay, and a fuse holder. It boosted my lights from 11.2v to 14.4v when running! That was a big difference in output and only took about an hour to make the harnesses for low and high beams! When I can, I'll post some pics of the lights on for you to see how they look. Next thing I'm working on is LED taillights. Not sure how I will approach it. Its between a bulb that fits the stock sockets, which won't be as custom looking but will be lower load and heat and much brighter. The other option is getting PCB (printed circuit board) in strips and making my own lights with component LEDS. Either way it will be brighter and better.
  6. Ok, I had wanted to do this for a long time and finally did it. It may not be exact to each car but this is what I did for my Regal. This mod will lower power consumption from 270milliamps to 60milliamps for each bulb you replace. It will also make virtually no heat and last a very long time. If you have burned out bulbs in the dash, even more reason to do the mod! LEDs offered come in: natural white(5000k), blue, green, amber, and red. There is a blacklight bulb for anyone that is into that kinda thing too lol What you will need: (may not be the same quantities for all vehicles) 11 twist in sockets. They are Doorman 85835 and can be bought in local parts stores or ordered. 11 LEDs. I needed 7 of my color (blue) and 4 natural white for the turn signals, highbeam indicator, and low fuel light. Best thing is to confirm the quantities you need before ordering. **** The LEDs are found at ******* These are the brightest ones that fit directly in the dash without being to long or wide. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What to do: 1) Remove the dash pad and/or trim on the dash. 2) Unplug the connector on the cluster. 3) Remove the cluster from the dash. Twist out the bulbs that are in there now. Set aside if you plan to keep for whatever reason. 4) Insert the LEDs into the sockets and then twist them in. 5) Plug in the cluster and turn on the lights to verify all are working. If not, flip the socket 180 degrees and try again. They are polarized so they will only work when installed in the right direction. 6) After you have verified all the bulbs work, including the turn signals and highbeam, install the cluster in the dash. 7) Plug in the cluster, reinstall any trim or dash components you removed and admire the work! (To verify if the low fuel bulb is installed correctly, you will need to use a multimeter or probe to determine which contact is positive and negative. Follow the traces on the circuit board over to where it leads, and with the cluster plugged in and powered, check for power. Once you know which side is positive you will need to test the bulb/socket in a different hole to determine what side of your socket is positive. Now you can install the bulb where it belongs and know it will light up when you're running out of fuel!) Notice how much brighter the boost and water gauges got and how the color changed from that yellow to a white! The LED's are 5000k where the stock ones were more like 2700-3000k spectrum. Overall it gave the interior a new, fresh look and fits your style more! I ordered several more LEDs and replaced corner markers, floorboard lights, ect. Anything needing a 194 bulb will take those. There are also some "festoon" style bulbs I got for the dome and map lights. Enjoy!!!!!!
  7. I just looked and at they have your bushings listed between 18-23 dollars. You can also get the metal retainers and bolts as well if you need them. Looks to me that you have 3 mounting locations on each side that you will need to replace. W body cars only have 2 on each side. Hope that helps you out.
  8. Nope, you listed w-body vehicles and yours is an H body if I remember correctly
  9. I was gonna say the same thing, check your grounds, mainly the battery to the trans wire.
  10. I don't know if that one will work specifically but since you're doing the swap, I am assuming you're changing wiring harness, PCM, ect. If so, you can possibly use it but you'll need a tune on the PCM as well
  11. I use a scan tool in the car while I'm driving. I have an OTC 4000 enhanced. It gives me all the engine/trans info I need. I got it used for $300 with all the chips to scan 79-2005 and it was thousands of dollars new. It is just outdated now but still does a good job.
  12. Yeah a cam boosts performance through the whole powerband. Rockers will mainly help with the top of the powerband only. When you do other mods you will see better performance afterwards with a cam as well.
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