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Old 11-09-2011
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Interior lights

HI everybody new to the forum,wanted to know if the light on the speedo can be replaced-looks like half the light from 0 to 40 is out.thanks. Also does anybody know if on a 99 ranger does the window switches light up ? Thanks again
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Old 11-09-2011
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Mines out too, only from 50-60 lol its annoying, im sure its possible i just havent looked into it yet.
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Old 11-09-2011
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yes, you can replace the bulbs in it. you just have to pull the cluster out, and take out the bulb holders that are bad, and put in new bulbs. its pretty simple. just don't break your gear indicator cable.
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Old 11-12-2011
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Originally Posted by zak873 View Post
you just have to pull the cluster out, and take out the bulb holders that are bad, and put in new bulbs. its pretty simple.
Unbolt the parking brake release
" " OBDII connector
" " lower dash panel
" " sheet metal stiffener
" " upper dash panel, inc the three screws at the top front
drop the steering wheel (if tilt)
snake panel out, while disconnecting headlight and dash dimmer connectors
unbolt the cluster, pull forward,
get shift indicator out of the way (if automatic)
unhook the three wiring connectors on back of cluster
thread the cluster out of the cavity
remove bulb carrier(s) (ccw), wiggle bulb(s) out,
reassembly is reverse of above (so sayeth Haynes)

There are a couple of steps where brute force can be used to simplify the process...
(better reserved for pick-a-part yards where re-assembly is not an object).

As can be seen, a PITA just to replace a buck-three-eighty bulb. A prudent man would replace all seven cluster illumination bulbs and be done with it. LEDs would be best if you intend to keep the Ranger for more than the next 10 years. The warning lights should last near forever.

As for the power window switches, nope, no bulbs in them.

Bobzilla (Don't **** him off)
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Buy all new BRIGHT LED Bulb replacements and do it all at once and you may never have to do it again !

Std Dash Bulbs seem to blow all the time, LEDs shouldn't.
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