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2004 Ranger HVAC LED Conversion

What size are the stock bulbs here:

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I want to buy LED's for doing and LED HVAC like this guy did.

My truck is a 2004.
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It should be the same size as the 03s
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It should be the same size as the 03s
LOL - K, what size are the 03's...
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they are just normal peanut bulbs.

theres three i think.
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they are just normal peanut bulbs.

theres three i think.
so 168's.....

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194 is the standard size peanut bulb.

i think the 168 is the little tiny bulbs like the instrument cluster takes for the indicator lights.
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bookmark this page for future reference.

http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...lacementGuide/
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2004 FORD Ranger

High & low beam headlamp
9007
9007SU Silverstar ULTRA for Ultra Night Vision - The Whitest and Brightest Halogen
9007ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen
9007XV XtraVision Halogen - The Brighter Light
9007CB Cool Blue Halogen - The Whiter Light

Parking light
3457ALL
3457AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Front turn signal
3457ALL
3457AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style

Rear turn signal
3157LL

Tail light
3157LL

Stop light
3157LL

High mount stop light
912
912LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Fog/Driving light
9145
9145ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: The Whiter and Brighter Halogen

License plate
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Back up light
3156LL

Front sidemarker
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Glove box
194
194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Map light
906

Dome light
912
912LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Step/Courtesy light
212-2

Trunk/Cargo area
906

Under hood light
906

Some of these are wrong..... the hvac isnt listed.
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oh, thats weird.

i know mine takes normal peanut bulbs, im going to assume the panel is the same on all 95-09 rangers bulb wise.
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LED 194/168's are all different sizes... If you buy them too long they wont fit. That's why it'd be nice to know what LEDs are the biggest that fit.
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When I did my first HVAC led mod, I used 2 blue 194 inverted LEDs that I figured out which lead needed to be where, then soldered them in. I "aimed" them to get the most out of them.......and they LOOKED GREAT! Even light.....looked awesome.

The pic you posted happens to be my buddy Trevor's truck...he's got 9 total 5mm LED's that are soldered in(so do I now).

Your stock bulbs in there are those same little bastards that are in your gauge cluster. I have no clue the size/# of them, but I know they are the same as my idiot lights on my cluster.....ALOT smaller than 194/168/906's.

Why not just take your truck apart like we do and find out what those bulbs are??

Shane
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When I did my first HVAC led mod, I used 2 blue 194 inverted LEDs that I figured out which lead needed to be where, then soldered them in. I "aimed" them to get the most out of them.......and they LOOKED GREAT! Even light.....looked awesome.

The pic you posted happens to be my buddy Trevor's truck...he's got 9 total 5mm LED's that are soldered in(so do I now).

Your stock bulbs in there are those same little bastards that are in your gauge cluster. I have no clue the size/# of them, but I know they are the same as my idiot lights on my cluster.....ALOT smaller than 194/168/906's.

Why not just take your truck apart like we do and find out what those bulbs are??

Shane
Because you guys have done it before...

I do plan on taking it apart soon. I think they are the '74' bulbs right?

Like these guys...


They sell '74' style LED on autolumination..

http://superlumination.com/74.htm

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^^Yea...i mean i honestly don't know the #. lol....I'll go check out my old hvac setup and check them stockers out....
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its 194's i just cracked open mine and how did he get the color not 2 be green did he seperate the 2 peices and sand down the cover???
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its 194's i just cracked open mine and how did he get the color not 2 be green did he seperate the 2 peices and sand down the cover???
i think theres a little piece of green plastic behind the clear thing that spreads the light.

i know thats how mine was but it was blue.
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^^It's a filter that's simply just sittin there in between the "faceplate" and the "light dispursement" plastic. the filter is painted green, or green/blue(on oldermodels.) I know for a fact, that my 01 stock are not 194's. And I know that my non-led'd 98 is also not 194's.

There's two of those tiny little bastards, just like the illumination bulbs in the 04+ cluster.
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well i just changed out my 99 with 2 194 white led's 4 the time being until i take out that film your talking about
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im actually gonna do that 2 nite lol i cant wait 2 c it lol
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^^That's odd that they'd do a change like that.......i mean, i believe you that yours is like that, but just find it odd.
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yea 194 wont fit my hvac. it takes those 74 bulbs
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i used 194s in mine
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