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Main Beam Indicator (Blue) #684234
20/01/21 04:31 PM
20/01/21 04:31 PM
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Sanderstead
Tim Crump Offline OP
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Sanderstead
I have a 2018 Plus4
The standard dash puts a set of tell tale indicators right in front of the driver. Hopefully when driving the only ones that light up are the turn signal and the main beam.
They are very bright, probably LEDs
During the day not a problem but at night the main beam indicator in particular which is the topmost one is almost blinding, to the extent that I rarely use main beam or have to drive with one hand at the 12 o'clock position on the steering wheel (not a good thing).

So suggestions please
One would be to fit some neutral density filter sheet ?


Tim
Plus 4 2018
Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684238
20/01/21 05:07 PM
20/01/21 05:07 PM
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East Harling, Norfolk UK
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A suitable resistor in series with warning light would dim it.


Richard

2018 Roadster - Red/Magnolia - "Morton"
1966 Land Rover series 2a SWB
1960 Velocette Venom
Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684245
20/01/21 05:44 PM
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Suffolk
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Or paint the bulb. I hate electricery


JohnV6
2014 Brooklands Edition Roadster "Brookland's Belle" #5 of 50
Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: RichardV6] #684250
20/01/21 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by RichardV6
A suitable resistor in series with warning light would dim it.


Or a potentiometer which would allow you to set the brightness you want. A bag of them is very cheap from RS Components.

Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684257
20/01/21 06:47 PM
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Derby
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Stick a piece of coloured cellophane or similar over it. Red works well as I had a similar problem with my alarm clock which was so bright that aeroplanes were diverting to land in our garden. I used a piece of red theatre lighting gel scrounged from my ex-stage manager daughter. Simple solutions can work - if not - go higher tech. doh


2010 4/4 sport - le mans green
Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: PhilRoyle] #684271
20/01/21 08:01 PM
20/01/21 08:01 PM
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Seamill, Ayrshire
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+1 for sticking some tape over the light - simple, and can be easily reversed - standard procedure for the engine management light on early Roadsters!

Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684283
20/01/21 09:01 PM
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Köln Germany
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...and on late 4/4 as well.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684284
20/01/21 09:07 PM
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North Yorks
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As I am in the middle of the dashboard upgrade I have access to all these parts, here is a pic on the light cluster. The Hi beam indicator is the centre one in the pic. Sticking tape or some other film over the light is about the only option. Like Tim I also think it's far too bright so I will be doing something before I put it all together again.
Cheers
John

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Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684354
21/01/21 11:22 AM
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Co Wexford, Ireland
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I used a piece of Blue insulation tape - works well and still is blue when turned off!


Robbie
2018 Plus4 - Snoopy
181-WX-3082

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Re: Main Beam Indicator (Blue) [Re: Tim Crump] #684389
21/01/21 01:30 PM
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southwest France
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I have the same problem but solved it with a small rubber domed grommet.

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