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4wd switch bulb burnt out. HELP!!!

Hey guys i had some dash lights out and decided to get them fixed and when I pulled my 4wd switch bulb out it is a tiny little bulb on the tip of a plastic shaft and Ford does not sell the bulb. They can only sell me a whole 4wd switch. Do I have any other options to fix this thing? LED maybe?
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Did the same thing to mine too just used Green LED because I wanted it to match
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I did mine LED too just recently. Blue and it looks awesome. Doesent take that long at all to do.
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You can buy the bulb at any auto parts store. Its a sylvania 2721. It looks almost like an LED. What you will do is pull the little green condom off, very carfully pull the bulb out with a pliers. Then stick in the new one and replace the condom and your done.

The 2721 bulb is also the bulb for the headlight switch and the gauge lights for 04+.
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You can order that bulb from Ford. It just depends on which parts guy and dealer you ask. I have ordered them before for only a couple dollars.
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You can order that bulb from Ford. It just depends on which parts guy and dealer you ask. I have ordered them before for only a couple dollars.
Or you could go to autozone, pepboys, o'reilies, walmart might even carry them
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Or the RadioShack and do the LED mod then you will never have to replace it again
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Wow thanks guys! Thanks alot for the part # Matthew! That will help a ton. I do think I will just replace it with an LED though. Where do you guys get ur LEDs cause I tried radio shack and they said I could not use one unless I used resistors blah blah cause it would fry the LED.
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Wow thanks guys! Thanks alot for the part # Matthew! That will help a ton. I do think I will just replace it with an LED though. Where do you guys get ur LEDs cause I tried radio shack and they said I could not use one unless I used resistors blah blah cause it would fry the LED.
They are correct. You MUST have a resistor for a LED.
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You can order that bulb from Ford. It just depends on which parts guy and dealer you ask. I have ordered them before for only a couple dollars.
i done leds because i coudent get just the bulb from ford, they sell the hole switch.
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How do I put a resistor in with the LED? And what kind of resistor do I need?
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How do I put a resistor in with the LED? And what kind of resistor do I need?
Jason you might get smacked here in a sec... scroll back up. look for shane posts. he posted the HOW TO which shows you every step needed..
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Sorry guys 90% of the time I'm getting on here at work and most sites are blocked except my forums and like autotrader lol.
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FWIW... Why replace the burnt out bulb with another bulb that will only burn out again.

The LEDs are not prone to burn out and will last far longer than the bulbs, Get'r Done...

Luck, do the LEDs...
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who wants to do mine i will send it you
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Interesting idea.
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who wants to do mine i will send it you
your 94 should be a completely different set up then the newer style
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yeah i know im afraid to take it apart
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toooooo much blue, my eyes hurt
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is yours the button light or the LED engage light burnt out
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toooooo much blue, my eyes hurt
i agree, actually like the green its easy on the eyes especially on a long road trip
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i agree, actually like the green its easy on the eyes especially on a long road trip
QFT, i had a sport trac cluster modded blue for a week and hated it. went back to green with cool white LEDs and its perfect. I only like the green with cool white behind it. I do have a blue LED in my headlight switch though, looks sweet
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