These needles are for the 2004 and newer ranger clusters. The OEM needles are a translucent orange color, and when you replace the factory incandescent bulbs with blue LEDs they won't light up any more. The reason for this is that Blue and Orange are opposites, and do not pass through each other. I found this out experimenting because I was the first person to do a fully converted 2004+ blue LED cluster. I've learned alot with these projects, and feel free to take advantage of this knowledge. When I built my cluster I bought twice the number of needles that I really needed, so I'd have spares. Now that my 2004 is gone (sold) I have no need for the extras.
Here are the needles: (painted with activated Dupont paint, the best money can buy - this paint is bulletproof)
Here is what happens when you try and put blue LEDs under orange needles (you can't see them)
Here is how they looked on my cluster (these are the same needles, but the cluster is gone with the truck - sold)
These are some photos showing what you can do.
I am asking 29$ for these needles, plus shipping.
With purchase from me comes support on how to get them off, on, and calibrated (easy if you know the tricks for the 04+'s) - I will also support by phone.
I can also paint your surround for you (like the photos you see) for additional cost if anyone wants it done.