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Old 06-23-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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I have a 2005 CC Inspire that has wall mounted light fixtures in the coach - bedroom and over the dinette. I have been interested in more light than the stock bulbs offer as well as taking advantage of the other pluses that LED bulbs bring. While at Camping World yesterday I found LED bulbs with a similar base and was told that it was a direct replacement, but when i tried to install them they wouldn't seat. I returned them and tried plugging them into the test station they have - same result, they wouldn't light. I then plugged my standard bulb into the test station and it did light. Does anyone know what LED bulb will fit in the CC fixtures? Also, any reliable sources where I can purchase them? Thanks much for any feedback.

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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Depending on what type of bulb sometimes the fittings are off. Also if the blub can go in two ways sometimes it effects the polarity of bulb and LEDs will not work with reveresed polarity. (12v only not your 120 v)
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My wall fixtures and dinette fixtures are 12vdc. What is the bulb number you currently have?
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I replaced my interior lights from this company.

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My wall fixtures and dinette fixtures are 12vdc. What is the bulb number you currently have?
I can't read a number on any of the bulbs I have - wish I could as a reference. I'll be taking my coach in for some service items and they may be able to help me. Thanks.

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I ordered 20 LED lights on eBay. Much less expensive than any I have seen. They are on the way to me. When they arrive I will see how they work. If the base (G4 I believe) will plug in, you then look for warm white or bright white (almost blue). I ordered some from a US reseller rather than the far east resellers.
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My wall fixtures and dinette fixtures are 12vdc. What is the bulb number you currently have?
Finally found one with a number - C921?

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Thanks for the tip, toneumannus - I called M4 today and they were both knowledgeable and helpful. My order shipped today and I'll post the results when I get them installed. Thanks for all the help everyone.

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LED's for dash annunciator lights

I have a 2004 CC Inspire and the annunciator lights on the dash were very dim. You could see them at night but in the daytime they were very dim. I replaced them with LED bulbs I got from superbrightleds.com. Or you can do a Google search for this bulb: (74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED) These are 3 times brighter than your old style mini incandescent bulb. They come in several colors and I suggest you survey your annunciator panel and figure out how many reds, greens, yellows and 1 blue (for the high beams) you need and replace them with the correct colors. If you buy white only, you probably lose the correct coloring on the panel. Since they are LED's there is no heat build up and being 3 times brighter you'll find they work very well. The LED bulbs are subject to the correct polarity. So put the bulb in the socket and turn on the power to test the bulb. If it doesn't light you have it in backwards. Pull the bulb out of the socket and turn it around (180 deg) and retry. It will light up when the correct polarity is achieved. I found that there were a couple of lights where the bulb wouldn't work correctly due to low voltage coming from the SENDING unit. In that case put your old (original) bulb back in that spot. As I recall, there was 2 spots I needed to leave the old style bulbs in. All the rest have LED bulbs. They work perfectly.

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I have a 2004 CC Inspire and the annunciator lights on the dash were very dim. You could see them at night but in the daytime they were very dim. I replaced them with LED bulbs I got from superbrightleds.com. Or you can do a Google search for this bulb: (74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED) These are 3 times brighter than your old style mini incandescent bulb. They come in several colors and I suggest you survey your annunciator panel and figure out how many reds, greens, yellows and 1 blue (for the high beams) you need and replace them with the correct colors. If you buy white only, you probably lose the correct coloring on the panel. Since they are LED's there is no heat build up and being 3 times brighter you'll find they work very well. The LED bulbs are subject to the correct polarity. So put the bulb in the socket and turn on the power to test the bulb. If it doesn't light you have it in backwards. Pull the bulb out of the socket and turn it around (180 deg) and retry. It will light up when the correct polarity is achieved. I found that there were a couple of lights where the bulb wouldn't work correctly due to low voltage coming from the SENDING unit. In that case put your old (original) bulb back in that spot. As I recall, there was 2 spots I needed to leave the old style bulbs in. All the rest have LED bulbs. They work perfectly.

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Thanks, Larry. I have noticed that the annunciator lights in the dash strip are very weak. I'll take a look at them and do the replacements you mentioned. Thanks again

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Hey Everyone -

I received my LED order from M4 today and tried to install them. The wedge base 921 replacements have a slightly larger wedge than the OEM and won't seat completely into the light fixture. Interestingly enough, it will light, but is so loosey goosey that it won't stay fitted into the fixture with hardly any movement such as hitting a serious bump in the road. The bulbs are different from the OEM ones as they have two wires on each side rather than one so there are no polarity issues. Anybody have this same issue? I'm gong to remove the fixture to see what's keeping the bulb from seating.

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I have a 2004 CC Inspire and the annunciator lights on the dash were very dim. You could see them at night but in the daytime they were very dim. I replaced them with LED bulbs I got from superbrightleds.com. Or you can do a Google search for this bulb: (74 LED Bulb - 3 SMD LED) These are 3 times brighter than your old style mini incandescent bulb. They come in several colors and I suggest you survey your annunciator panel and figure out how many reds, greens, yellows and 1 blue (for the high beams) you need and replace them with the correct colors. If you buy white only, you probably lose the correct coloring on the panel. Since they are LED's there is no heat build up and being 3 times brighter you'll find they work very well. The LED bulbs are subject to the correct polarity. So put the bulb in the socket and turn on the power to test the bulb. If it doesn't light you have it in backwards. Pull the bulb out of the socket and turn it around (180 deg) and retry. It will light up when the correct polarity is achieved. I found that there were a couple of lights where the bulb wouldn't work correctly due to low voltage coming from the SENDING unit. In that case put your old (original) bulb back in that spot. As I recall, there was 2 spots I needed to leave the old style bulbs in. All the rest have LED bulbs. They work perfectly.

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Thanks much for this post - just got a 2005 allure and the indicator lights are dim. it looks like the bulb socket requires a 30 degree or so twist counterclockwise when facing the front? got one loose to check the bulb but stopped at the next one when it seemed to require too much pressure to remove
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All the LED lights I ordered from eBay (30 in total so far) are working very well, and I spent less than $40 so far. At this cost I can replace the remaining 30 shortly. Check out eBay for these replacement LED lamps.
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