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Richard Greene
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Username: benzjag

Post Number: 57
Registered: 12-2012
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 03:03 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hate to keep asking what should be lit on the dash of a 61 Cloud. I know the speedometer, the oil pressure-temperature-amps gauge and the clock should be lit. Anything else? Also, when the parking lights are on, should the red indicator on top be lit? They are on my Jaguars.

Richard
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David Balfour
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Username: sidchrome

Post Number: 71
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 05:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The ring around the cigarette lighter should also be lit as should the clock. I will probably opt for the now popular LED dash bulb replacement, just so I can read the instruments at night. I actually installed an LED festoon bulb in place of the original dome lamp bulb, as heat from the latter actually melted the plastic above at some point, and I don't want the same fate for the new dome lamp lens. You could possibly leave the capping rail lamp on for some more lighting if required.
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David Balfour
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Username: sidchrome

Post Number: 72
Registered: 2-2009
Posted on Friday, 28 July, 2017 - 08:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

The tell tales, like the one on your Jags, are just a piece of plastic that is exposed to the area where the lamp sits. Some of the light should make them red, but the rubber gasket, and dirt, sometimes get in the way, as it did on mine, and this stops the light. I took mine apart and cleaned everything up, and re-aligned and trimmed the gaskets and hey presto the tiniest glow ever seen to man. They are barely visble from inside the car. I wouldn't worry about them if I were you!
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 113
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Thursday, 30 November, 2017 - 04:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Ah yes David....but it's the little things that count
I definitely agree, in this day and age LED's are the only way to travel, no heat and virtually very little voltage make life easier on older generating systems and wiring.

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