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Old 04-02-2009
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Dashhlights are OUT

so i got a couple dash lights out... i could see fine and everything until the one for my gas burnt out. so i tried getting to them.. is this freaking impossible or what? i couldn't get that dumb plastic sheild off with the steering wheel there. this is BS. anyone got any info? also..... is my check guage light also my fuel light? just wondering.....
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Old 04-03-2009
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We've got a how-to on changing bulbs/pulling the cluster on 95+ trucks...


There's 6 main illumination bulbs.....while you've got the cluster out, you might as well replace all 6 with 194LL (long life) bulbs.

'Check Gage' illuminates when the tank is almost empty with approx 1.5-3 gallons left in the tank. It will also light up when oil pressure is off, temp is too hot, etc. I've never had it do anything but warn be about my gas gauge.

The 'dummy lights' like the 'check gage' lamp, use a #84 bulb i believe. Little tiny bastards. Your heater/AC controls use either a 194 or #84.

'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II

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