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Old 12-21-2008
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Seriously, what are you people doing to your to cause them to blow?
I don't do anything to cause it to blow, except some minor off roading, I say minor, you see I have a system to tell how extreme the off road action is, it's my toolbox (chest type full of tools, weighs around 175lbs.) in the bed of the truck, it usually only bounces out of the bed 2 or 3 times a trip. lol

Seriously tho, they just started going out for no reason, then they'll be back on the next time I turn my lights on.
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The one behind my fuel gauge went out. :(
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Old 12-21-2008
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The worst is when your driving and one of them keeps going from dim to bright. Haha i just put my wallet over it, who needs a speedo anyways! jk
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Seriously, what are you people doing to your to cause them to blow?
half the light on mine are out, 60mph and over to the oil press and battery charge is all out, rest out the speedo is dim and bout to go out, cruise control light dont work either, i deliver newspapers so my light are on 3 to 4 hours a day 7/365
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All but 2 of mine were burnt out after 7 years. I replaced them. Took me about half an hour to do the entire job. Pretty simple.

I don't know why mine burnt out, but I would expect my replaced ones (although they are 194LL's) to burn out again sometime because I always drive with my lights on even in the day, so my cluster is always lit up every time I drive the truck.
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My 2002 ranger burned like 3 dash lights and a cruise light, with only 67,000 km's. It must have had high voltage or something. When they start burning on my 03 im gunna go SMD direct replacments

I put LEd in my 4x4 switch and it dims? WTF? though LED's wouldnt dim
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mine went out and i replaced them with 194 LED's...now those are out...only after 2 years the LED's went out...which does not make any sense I did not think LED's could burn out...hopefully they are just loose but i doubt it
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Old 04-02-2009
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The headlamp switch is the one that always gets me. I have replaced that sucker twice. You can buy the bulb separately too. :) I haven't ever had a dash light bulb blow.
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Old 04-02-2009
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my gas light blew like 2 months ago i hate it lol i never know how much gas i got at night
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Sounds like a good time for a led conversion
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all my lights worked in my truck and it was 20+ years old.....
i just decided to change to LEDs cause i had some laying around and i knew what i was doing
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Old 04-02-2009
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I have a 06 and have yet to burn one out....


But when I get home in August I know i will have to replace one now that I siad that...
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Old 04-06-2009
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I haven't had this issue, yet, but my mechanic said if he has to tear into a dash to replace one or two, he replaces all of them. For the time and effort to get to them vs. the cost of the bulbs, it makes sense.
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eh not worth taking to a mechanic unless u dunno how to take out a screw lol
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Old 04-07-2009
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my fuel gauge and ~60 mph is burned out. it used to be i could flick my fuel gauge and it would pop back on.. but it wont do that anymore
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