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04 reverse glow guages, anyone have them???

I have been looking for the reverse glow gauges for my 04. I cant find any overlays for anything over 03. Whats the deal? Is there a reason for this, or am I not looking in the right place.
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Those look like the ones in my truck but just a different color trim
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Those look like the ones in my truck but just a different color trim
I think the silver trim is casue it was from a FX4 Level II or what ever model they came in

Those overlays are spot on identical though
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The reason for 04+ being so difficult to find overlays for....is that ford completely changed the design of the gage cluster in 04. You can't just take them apart like you could on 03 and older clusters.

What they are suggesting, is upgrading to a factory upgrade cluster(aka....higher model than yours currently.
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Well I have the white gauges in my truck already(factory). I want to get blue reverse glow ones to get a brighter dash. Just checking to see if there were any. I will have to go with the blue led upgrade I guess. I am getting sick of looking at the green dull ones.
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The reason for 04+ being so difficult to find overlays for....is that ford completely changed the design of the gage cluster in 04. You can't just take them apart like you could on 03 and older clusters.

What they are suggesting, is upgrading to a factory upgrade cluster(aka....higher model than yours currently.
those I posted from ebay are overlays. They are not a complete gauge cluster just the overlay

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You are bidding on a white gauge overlay package to convert your current cluster to white gauges. Not the cluster assembly itself.
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I would actually be curious how you get those on. Since the needle heads on the 04 cluster do NOT come off. I worked on my spare cluster for a couple of hours trying to get the needle heads off, and they would NOT come off. So, I am curious how this would work.

Also, the bulbs that are used in the cluster are white. The overlay gives you the green color.
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I think the silver trim is casue it was from a FX4 Level II or what ever model they came in

Those overlays are spot on identical though

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I'm actually thinking about pickin up a 04+ cluster and doing the LED mod to it but figure out how to make it work... Once I do it i'll be posting it up... But as for now, those overlays are as good as it gets unfortunately.
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I would actually be curious how you get those on. Since the needle heads on the 04 cluster do NOT come off. I worked on my spare cluster for a couple of hours trying to get the needle heads off, and they would NOT come off. So, I am curious how this would work.

Also, the bulbs that are used in the cluster are white. The overlay gives you the green color.
Product Information:
- Perfectly and precisely cut by a machine to fit in the cluster with ease.
- Adhesive backing for easy installation.
- Thermal Printed on high quality performance vinyl.
- Colors are printed with transparent material so stock lighting can shine through.
- Water proof and fade proof guaranteed.
- Stock warning lights shine through the white gauges.
- Overlays do not wrinkle or bubble with heat or cold Guaranteed.
- Can be removed with a hair dryer and direct heat.
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Well my guage color is white. Stock. With green numbers. No silver trim on the outside. I dont know what I will do now.
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