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04 gauges bulb question

i know this has come up before or something in this range..

i had some of my dash torn apart installin my newest mod..

and well now half of my speedo is missin some light and the overdrive bulb/LED light supplier is burnt out/disconnected/gone/lost or something..

now i remember something like this comin up sayin Ford is the only one who can get me the replacement parts..and when i open it all back up..what am i lookin for..bulbs, leds what?
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when u rip ur dash apart, with out taking the speedo completely out, (cause the gear selector is a real PITA) stick ur paw back there and feel for an empty hole. if there is no empty hole, but a bulb in its place, use one finger, and try to turn it counter clockwise? maybe its the other way? anyways, once its 'free' their kinda spring loaded so theyll just like pop out just enuff that u can make it fall into your hand. what it is, is an LED in a lil capsule type deal. their easy to change... I had to change one of mine, once i got the dash apart, it took all of like, 3 minutes
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but is Ford the only people who sell the replacement part?

or an company online?
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uh i dunno. I barrowed a bulb from my spare cluster.....
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There's NO NEED to go to the dealer for replacement bulbs. Auto Zone, Wal-Mart, or just about any other retails store with autmotive parts will have what you need.

As you can see from the list below, your instrument panel lighting is all 194 bulb type.

2004 FORD Ranger
High & low beam headlamp
9007

Parking light
3457

Front turn signal
3457

Rear turn signal
3157

Tail light
3157

Stop light
3157LL

High mount stop light
912

Fog/Driving light
9145

High & low beam headlamp
9007

Parking light
3457ALL

Front turn signal
3457ALL

Rear turn signal
3157LL

Tail light
3157LL

Stop light
3157LL

High mount stop light
912

Fog/Driving light
9145

License plate
194

Back up light
3156LL

Front sidemarker
194

Glove box
194

Map light
906

Dome light
912

Step/Courtesy light
212-2

Trunk/Cargo area
906

Under hood light
906
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Instrument-general
161
1815
194

Hi-beam indicator
194

Brake warning
194

Automatic transmission indicator
194

Directional signal indicator
194
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Did you learn your lesson about taking the dash apart?
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Did you learn your lesson about taking the dash apart?
haha i dont even remember touchin anyhin in that general area or hittin something or pullin wires..lol..

oh well..

iight thanks for the info..
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There's NO NEED to go to the dealer for replacement bulbs. Auto Zone, Wal-Mart, or just about any other retails store with autmotive parts will have what you need.
I hate to say it but you are WRONG. That is if its a Ranger cluster and you have not converted over to Explorer. I so thought they were 194 bulbs but they are not. The bulbs are only obtainable from the dealer when I got replacements for mine. Sit down for the price tag lol about 10 bucks a peice.

Here is the part number Evan.

4L5Z-10K925-AA
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I hate to say it but you are WRONG. That is if its a Ranger cluster and you have not converted over to Explorer. I so thought they were 194 bulbs but they are not. The bulbs are only obtainable from the dealer when I got replacements for mine. Sit down for the price tag lol about 10 bucks a peice.

Here is the part number Evan.

4L5Z-10K925-AA

hmmm iight i knew i remember readin somethin bout the 04+ needing a werid bulb..

i guess i need to figure out how many i need..thanks bill
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not to put the nail in the coffin, but the 04 ranger doesnt have a glove box light... and, the lights in the the gauges, are leds, not bulbs

there are 5 bulbs in this picture:



in this pick, the speedo is turned. look at where the gear selector space is, just below the red needle is a bulb... notice its not a fat bulb like the 194 bulbs



rest of the pics can be seen here:

http://www.ihumpedurcat.com/ranger/12/
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Dave they are not LEDs either, just a standard bulb that molded into the socket and is not serviceable like the older model year trucks. Look at the bulb really close if you have an old one and you can see that there is a standard filament in them.
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take the bulbs out and try a X-mas tree light. It might work. I have done it on my PRND{D}21 in my BRinco 2. Floor shifter light was out and that was all i had.
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xmas tree light wont work cause its pointy on the end. our bulbs are rounded. and are like glued into a lil plastic holder which screws into the cluster.... il;l get a pic tomarrow
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anyone off the top of their heads know the deal with dash lights for an '03? i have a couple out too... anyone know where to get an actual SERVICE manual with this type of stuff listed???
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03s are the bulbs..theres been tons of threads bout those but in 04+ they came out with new gauges
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not to put the nail in the coffin, but the 04 ranger doesnt have a glove box light... and, the lights in the the gauges, are leds, not bulbs

there are 5 bulbs in this picture:



http://www.ihumpedurcat.com/ranger/12/
No one noticed that there are 6. Sorry just a late sticker for attention.
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no there are 5
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i see 6 housing pins.
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Sorry for the old bump but want to get something clarified. The 04 Gauges (such as in my tremor) are not the standard 194 bulbs? Is that correct?
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wow.. old thread...
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Sorry for the old bump. Thought keeping it in a pertaining thread was better than opening a new thread. Thanks for the 04blackedge. Saved me from almost ordering a bunch of LED 194 lights for my gauge cluster.
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