Did anyone ever find a replacement bulb for the instrument cluster on a 99 RL.. I allready have the cluster out and I know there is 10 of them.. and the bulbs have a light blue clear sock on them.. I went to the parts store to find something that would fit in the green socket firm and snug no luck on that.. And yes I know the dealer has them HONDA part # 78181-SZ3-003 around $8. each. Which for some reason they dont stock a full set?. I just dont want to pay $87.00w/tax for 10 small bulbs... Any cheap ideas? I thought about a blue LED diode and sink it in the socket but I only could find 5volt LEDs at radio shack and dont know if the dash bulbs step down to 5 volts and will the dimmer cause a problem on the circuit. But any links,site or comments would be appreciated. Barzied@aol.com
some information for your reference~
1. Local Honda dealer( no Acura brand in Taiwan) charge us US$2.8/ea for the blubs.
2. It's brighter then the after market T6.5( as know #74) bulbs bought at RadioShock shop.
3.You may find this spec. at other dealer shop since I ever bought OSRAM T6.5 bulbs before, however, Honda/Acura is still better then OSRAM.
4. I ever try to use LED bulb(12V) to replace all these 10 bulbs, however, ithe result is far from 04" speedameter. so, I replace all with normal Honda bulbs.
5.Yes, you have to remove center counsol, remove the speedameter module out, remove the speed/RPM gauge.... kind of not easy, but, still not so hard if Acura dealer charge sky high, in here, Honda dealer charge NT$40 for labor, but, I still wanna enjoy the feeling od DIY.
I will try to write a SOP with some pictures for your reference.