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You need two hole saws one larger for the outer bezel (and drill around 3-4mm in depth) then one the size of the body and drill right through. Carefully remove the first cut out to leave a rebate for the gauge to go into like the rest.Coat of brown Humbrol  and away you go. A drill stand is a must. This is the one I did to mine and did not chip it just went careful. Does help as I am a retired chippy.

Regards Harry

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I know it’s a Tr4a but all this about dash lights mine have just arrived with a high level brake light, another little job to do in lock down, I’m going to take out the rheostat what have others replaced it with, I was thinking of a 2 position heater switch for some small cabin lights then boot and bonnet light.

Mike Redrose group 

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I replaced my rheostat with a push pull switch for the engine cooling fan override. The rheostat knob is retained so that all looks standard. 
I made a similar mod on my TR3 but in that case the switch operates the windscreen washer pump. 

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3 hours ago, Drewmotty said:

I replaced my rheostat with a push pull switch for the engine cooling fan override. The rheostat knob is retained so that all looks standard. 
I made a similar mod on my TR3 but in that case the switch operates the windscreen washer pump. 

Drift here

I used Land Rover combined wash wipe switch on my TR3 so no more holes were poked in the dash

Lucas-SQB967

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-SERIES-3-SINGLE-SPEED-WINDSCREEN-WASH-WIPE-SWITCH-579006/114618230894?hash=item1aafc7686e:g:dgcAAOSwW~hf9xUk

 

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7 minutes ago, BlueTR3A-5EKT said:

I believe that Bob Lebroc uses a second TR3 light switch with wipers on the sidelight terminals and washers on the headlight terminals. 

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'69 cars have blue filters in the gauges as standard Bill.

You're right iani!

I've just found the original tacho that was fitted in my 71 CP that I replaced 35? years ago as it was "jittery" and the blue filters are intact. I can't say that I ever noticed a blue glow. At the same time I bought a NOS speedometer from C&B Birmingham and that has the blue filters. I really ought to do something with the jittery tacho and NOS speedometer now I've found them!

I'll have to look at the "refurbished" set I bought last year from that ever popular auction site to see if they are present and intact. There's a set being bid on now.

Regards

Bill 

 

 

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So basically LED are a good upgrade. But they don't work with the dimmer switch. Don't worry u have the same issue in my living room. Anyway I am doing away with it and fitting a clock so will simply bypass the switch. Hell, I can't remember the last time I actually drove the car in the dark. Well it looks like I am going green. Isn't that the future :-) 

thanks for everyones assistance. 

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On 1/15/2021 at 6:48 PM, Bill944T said:

 

'69 cars have blue filters in the gauges as standard Bill.

You're right iani!

I've just found the original tacho that was fitted in my 71 CP that I replaced 35? years ago as it was "jittery" and the blue filters are intact. I can't say that I ever noticed a blue glow. At the same time I bought a NOS speedometer from C&B Birmingham and that has the blue filters. I really ought to do something with the jittery tacho and NOS speedometer now I've found them!

I'll have to look at the "refurbished" set I bought last year from that ever popular auction site to see if they are present and intact. There's a set being bid on now.

Regards

Bill 

 

 

Hi Bill,

A jittery tacho needle can often be a dry rev-counter cable that needs some grease? The same applies to the speedo?

Bruce.

 

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41 minutes ago, astontr6 said:

Hi Bill,

A jittery tacho needle can often be a dry rev-counter cable that needs some grease? The same applies to the speedo?

Bruce.

 

Better to use graphite powder rather than grease.

Stuart.

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A jittery tacho needle can often be a dry rev-counter cable that needs some grease? The same applies to the speedo?

Thank you Bruce. I can't remember now (65 next month!) but I know that it was cured when I fitted the new tacho from C&B.

I see someone had a bargain with the set that sold for £255 yesterday.

Regards

Bill 

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Bill

You should be able to change your dashboard lights without taking any out, small hands do help. There is one bulb in each of the small gauges and two each in the large ones, plus four for the warning lights - ign, oil, indicator and high beam.

Dave 

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On 3/19/2021 at 10:10 PM, Bill Foss said:

Can you get to all the dashboard lights without pulling the dash, and how many are there?

Yes but you will need to remove the ashtray for the top gauges.

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