1984-1987 Turbo Regal -
ANALOG DASH LED LIGHTS (7) KIT
Introducing an excellent dash LED lighting system…
GM’s method for the illuminating of the analog instrument cluster in the 1984-1987 Turbo Regals is limited, as shown in the photo above on the left. There is a vast difference in the way the instrument clusters light up in the newer cars of today compared to the lighting in these older Buicks. Our new system uses modern LED lights to brighten the dash cluster, as shown in the photo above on the right in our Turbo-T.
The problem is Buick used a series of 7 twist-in sockets with factory #194 bulbs. If you examine the back of the dash cluster, you will see that this arrangement does not put enough light on the gauges. Part of the reason is the actual light sockets do not protrude far enough into the housing to illuminate the dash cluster well. Adding to the problem is that the actual light bulbs do not give off a very bright light.
Our setup utilizes 7 LED sticks, as shown in the third photo. There are a total of 4 white LED lights at the end of each stick, for a total of 28 LEDs. The electronics are at the opposite end of the stick which keeps the minor amount of heat separate from the LEDs.
The cooler they stay, the brighter the lights. Each are custom made, are assembled in the U.S.A., and measure 2″ long. The factory setup only extends the bulb about 1/2″. The average LED light span is 50,000 hours.
NOTE - You need the factory sockets currently in the dash cluster to attach to the LED sticks. Socket housings are not included.
Each LED stick is designed to fit in the factory sockets. The sticks extend the light further inward, which illuminates the gauge faceplate better. The last photo shows the new LED stick and an original #194 light bulb.
The end result is amazing! It’s not only a better method of lighting your dash at night, but the light is now a brighter light. Your dimmer dial will still function to some degree. This system also draws less current than the original lights.
The kit comes with step-by-step directions with photos showing how to install the kit in your Turbo Regal. You can actually snake the lights into the dash once it’s pulled forward without unhooking the speedometer cable or VSS sensor. I was able to install these lights in my personal Turbo-T in under 2 hours, taking my time and also photographing the process for the directions.
Even if you prefer to keep your car original, this is one improvement you can make that will keep your car original in appearance, while giving you better night illumination.
When purchasing this part you may also want to consider part #7244 or #6810.
An excellent interior upgrade or restoration item.
7234 - 1984-1987 Turbo Regal -
Analog Dash LED Lights (7) Kit $99.95 / kit