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Old 04-16-2019, 10:35 AM   #1
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Dash lamps for 69 truck

Would like to hear your suggestions for dash lamps. RockAuto shows the following, among several others:

Wagner #1445 -- 1.94 watts
Wagner #1816 -- 4.29 watts

They also list LL (long life) versions of the above with the same wattage specs.

Obvious I'd want the higher wattage bulbs, but are those specs correct?

FYI, AC-Delco has a L1445, but they don't show wattage.

Also, I want to get a few bulb sockets. Will I need both 1/2" and 5/8"?

The truck is at my son's house 1500 miles away, so I can't pull the instrument panel to check it.
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Old 04-18-2019, 12:57 PM   #2
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Re: Dash lamps for 69 truck

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Old 04-18-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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Re: Dash lamps for 69 truck

The lamps are 194 wedge base lamps. If you like them brighter than standard, a 168 bulb is the brighter version.
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:14 PM   #4
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Re: Dash lamps for 69 truck

Thanks. Same as my 82 truck.

1816 and 1455 must be the latest bulb numbers.

Do you know if the sockets are 1/2" or 5/8" diameter?
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:49 PM   #5
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Re: Dash lamps for 69 truck

5/8 according to this listing
https://www.classicindustries.com/pr...ts/cx1807.html

I don't think you can be 100% sure until you walk up to the truck. I have seen mention on this forum about people finding completely different bulb holders and bulbs in their truck's instrument cluster.
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