panel lamps

Hi All,
Sub Forrester 2007
I just noticed one of my dash lamps burned out (my "D" is now dim).
Question: are there LED replacement lamps for such?
And, by chance, any red ones?
Many thanks, -T
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T wrote:

If you search Youtube on "<make> <model> <year> replace dash lamp", you find several videos. One looks like it is for yours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1MutQcHoSk

At one time, you could scrunch up on the floor to reach up under the dash to get at them. Been a long time since I had one like that.
Most videos show the authors handling the bulbs with their bare hands. That leaves oil on the bulb which will focus heat there. Clean the bulb before inserting and either wash your hands and rinse thoroughly or use latex gloves (no talc).
I doubt you'll find LED replacements. They'll be the same type as the originals. The bulb lasted 10 years. Are you going to have the same car in another 10 years? (I kept a 1992 Subie for 24 years.)
Since you have to take so much apart, you might as well as replace all the bulbs at once. Be a bitch to replace one and later have to do it all over again because another burned out. There is the premature failure of new components so you might want to just tack in the assembly for a couple weeks while driving with your lights on to burn in the new bulbs, then secure the assembly.
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On 08/04/2017 04:17 PM, VanguardLH wrote:

Good advice. Thank you!
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