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blinker bulb size

sorry if this question is ridiculously simple but all i wanted to know is what size bulb for the blinker is?? i want to get some blue ones to match my truck but i'm not sure of the size and i've looked throughout the site but haven't found the answer.. thanks guys!
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It's in your owners manual. Trevelyn has a sticky for the online version. By blue, you mean silverstar polarized bulbs? Most states(if not all) blue lights are illegal unless you have a special reason(volunteer firefighter).
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well i was lookin to make my blinker look like this..
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Yeah, silverstar polarized bulbs.
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well i looked in my manual and i found two numbers -- 3457 and 194 and then i googled for the bulbs and found them but none in either of those two sizes. so i'm confused. are those the wrong sizes or did i just look in the wrong direction? if you know, can you please direct me to where i need to order these bulbs? thanks man
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3457 is the blinker inside the headlight housing. 194 is the corner light, it doesn't blink unless you've done the blinker mod.

http://www.autolumination.com/

Use that site, scroll down and it has a cross reference chart that shows what bulbs will work for what. Both 3457 and 194 are on there.
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I picked up these at the local Pep-Boys and i love them. especially at night when it lights up a sexy blue





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thanks sean.. i like those a lot too. they give the front of your truck a sweet look.. BUT are they legal? i know the Silverstars light up amber so they're legal. how much were your bulbs?

and for anyone that is familiar with the Silverstars:
would THESE fit an '01 Ranger?
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In CA your front blinkers must be either Amber or white. So keep that in mind while shopping.
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gotcha.. thanks D. do you know if those Silverstars that i put the link to would fit my truck? they are 3157's but that's the closest i found to 3457
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the 3157 is a taillight bulb....

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?nu...57&sa=N&tab=wf

there's a start. i got mine from autozone...
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yeah i realized that once i took a look in the manual again haha. i acutally just ran down to autozone as well and found them but i had no money so i'll probably go back in a couple days and pick them up. thanks for your help travis
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hey travis i just noticed that you did the blinker mod on your truck.. was it hard? i think it's ridiculous that the blinker isn't more visible for people to see from the side so i was thinkin about doing it (depending on the difficulty).
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it's easy, a couple of taps and two feet of wire. i did it in five minutes, while it was raining...
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yeah the fact that it lights up blue is illegal in CA, but i have not once been cited for it (even after reciving 2 other tickets) So i cant say 100% but 99% for sure can say u'll be fine
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And by the way, you can use a 3157 in place of the 3457. :)
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yeah well i was thinkin the silverstars cause they give a little bit of a blue tinge but they are still legal BUT i really like the look of the blue bulb.. decisions, decisions... haha. i leaning towards the blue bulbs but we'll see. how much were they?

thanks again for all your input guys!
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i did it in five minutes, while it was raining...
You install mods at the weirdest times....you said you installed that manik in the dark, lmao...

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^^^lol, i did. and right as i was torque'in the bolts it started to rain. when i got something in my head, i just have to do it then and there or odds are likely that it'll never get done.

i read the blinker mod thread and just had to do it, then and there. i'm like the post man. rain nor snow will stop me from modding....
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haha well i'm definitely lookin to do the blinker mod. i'm gonna wait till i get my clear corners (they're in the mail) so it will just be a one-stop job. i think i'm gonna pick up some blue blinker bulbs as well and throw those suckers in when i install my clear corners and do the mod.
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i just put the polarized silverstars on mine.... i like them alot....they really add a custom touch to the front.
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Be careful and check your state laws... I was pulled over on new years for having blue corner lights. A little thing known as "impersonating an emergency vehicle". Any blue, green or red "flashing" lights are illegal (at least they are in GA). Even turn signals because they blink...

I only got a warning, but the trooper said it could have been a $250 fine, he said some places the fine is like $1,000...
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ive heard that too.
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Most states(if not all) blue lights are illegal unless you have a special reason(volunteer firefighter).
Man, no one listens to me.....
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