What don't I know about replacing older vehicle dash cluster lights with LED

Asked by Mar 24, 2017 at 05:01 PM about the 2001 GMC Yukon Denali AWD

Question type: General

I  have a 2001 GMC Yukon Denali.  Thought it would be fun to dash it up a
bit so I replaced all interior lights to blue LED.  Fun.  Took it 1 step further
and changed the dash cluster lights to blue LED.  Not fun.  Within a month
half stopped working.  Bad bulbs?  I replaced with new.  Same thing.  Went
back to regular lights with blue caps, but it isn't the same.  Dealer says I have
the 194/95 type lights.  LED bulb factories more than willing to sell me more,
but am I just going to have the same issues?  They start by flickering, then
stop working.  Is it a "quality of LED" issue or a "older GMC model is not
intended or wired for LED's" issue?

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Not all LED replacements are good. Just look at the low ratings on Amazon.

Hmmmm, good suggestion. They seemed to have decent reputation and reviews. I guess this is a place to start. As you can tell I'm not an LED expert and I thought since all the LED's looked relatively the same, that they are all the same. Bad assumption. I'll do more research, thanks for the obvious tip!

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