new bulbs for LCD dash cluster


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new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:59 am



good morning people:

we all know how frustrating it can be if you cant see your LCD dash cluster while riding at night. well, here's what im looking for so I can see mine. attached to this posting is a photo of the mini bulb that plugs into the rubber socket that pushes into the wider rubber socket that fits into to 2 large upper holes that are in the back of the dash cluster. im not looking for the other bulbs that go to, lets say, neutral, oil, or turn signals. these are the main 2 bulbs that light up the upper area of the gauge cluster. these 2 bulbs are VERY small, they push into a rubber grommet that plugs into the 2 wider rubber grommets that hold the bulbs in place in the top of the LCD display. these are the only 2 bulbs that are NOT listed in my OEM Honda parts number manual. if anyone knows where I can find these 2 bulbs WITH the rubber backing, PLEASE let me know. the rubber piece that the bulb pushes into has the name "Toshiba 5001" on the back of it in very small print. btw, fyi, if you try to pull these bulbs out with your fingers, they WILL break off, you MUST use a small pair of needle nose pliers to grip the small rubber piece that holds the bulbs in and try to get them out as one unit, or you can try to use a very small flat head screw driver and slide it between the small rubber plug and the larger rubber housing and pry it out as one unit. the larger rubber piece has 2 prongs that the smaller rubber piece pushes onto once the bulb is in the smaller rubber piece. I know this sounds a bit confusing, but that's how these bulbs are put together. poor design as far as im concerned and the 83 and 84 aspencades 1100 and 1200 with the LCD dash are the ONLY bikes that has this set up as far as I know of.
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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby Wilcoy02 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:27 am

Not sure if these are what you are looking for but all the lights are:

34908-GA7-701
37102-567-009
37237-SA5-003
37237-SA5-004

These are Honda numbers from a parts catalog.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:36 am

hey wilcoy:

thanks for your reply. these are not the same #'s I have from my parts catalog, but I'll take a look at them and see if they are the same as the ones I have. maybe I'll get lucky and find them on eBay.

thanks again,

Stuart.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:57 am

hey wilcoy:

I checked all of the part #'s you gave me, and the only ones that come even close to the bulbs im looking for are #'s 37237-SA5-003/004. these 2 bulbs im looking for are a lot smaller than the ones I found on eBay. the ones with these part numbers fit the other sockets of the dash cluster lights. I already bought the other bulbs and they are a perfect fit. I wish I still had one that was correct to take a pic to post it, but both of them broke while I was removing them from their rubber sockets. if you go onto eBay and type these numbers into the search box....190985247669, you'll see a wiring harness with the 2 smaller bulbs that are in the WIDE rubber housings. THOSE are the ones I need.

Stuart.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby redbug » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:36 pm

Try these or one of these. Phillips 194 or 194B2. 161 or 162B2 . The 194 are 4 watts and the 161, 2.7 watts .. Local parts store. Hope this helps
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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:41 pm

hey redbug:

thanks, I'll check into those also.

Stuart.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:51 pm

hey redbug:

I checked those part numbers online and I cant see from the photos if they are small enough, so tomorrow im going to my local auto parts store and see if I can find a pair that will fit. in the mean time, I took one of the larger bulbs, bent the metal pins down straight, pushed them thru the small rubber boot, then bent the pins back over and pushed them down onto the prongs in the larger rubber boot, turned the bike on and they do light up, but even though I can "make them fit" they still aren't the correct bulbs for the dash, but they work..........for now. I put my dash cluster back together, and all the lights light up. I can see all my gauges again. I don't know how long they'll work, but for now, its better than nothing. YIPPIEEEEE. lol.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:53 am

I had the same issue on my GL1500, trying to identify the bulbs. I ended up replacing all the bulbs with LEDs, so that I don't have to replace them again in future. I measured each wedge bulb, matched them against the diagrams they have at superbrightleds.com, and ordered what I thought would work - and they all worked just fine.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:37 pm

hey wingadmin:

that's also something I could think about if I cant find these bulbs, but, if you go onto eBay and type these numbers into the search box....190985247669, you'll see a wiring harness with the 2 smaller bulbs that are in the WIDE rubber housings. THOSE are the ones I need, in fact, I sent the guy an email about them and im waiting to hear back from him. im not sure if I'll be able to find them anywhere else. these bulbs are so small that if your holding one in your hand and sneeze and drop it, you'll loose it lol.

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Re: new bulbs for LCD dash cluster

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:40 am

well, I spoke to the seller on eBay about the light bulbs, and unfortunately I had to purchase the entire wiring harness, ($25.00), which is ok because now I have a few "spare" bulbs in case any of my dash bulbs burn out. he asked if he wanted me to let him remove the bulbs from the sockets, and I told him "absolutely not, I'll remove them myself". this way if one or both of them break, it'll me MY fault. anyway, if they DONT work once I get them, I CAN return them for a full refund. better to have the correct bulbs because if I do hit a bump and the dash jostles, the way I have the bulbs in place, the leads could pop off of the electrode pins and I'll have no lights at all.

also, heres a pic of the new seat I also bought from eBay last night. the 2nd pic is of the new seat COVER im going to have made to put on my new seat. I think this black one with the white pipping and stitching will REALLY make the bike stand out. 8-)

Stuart.
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