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jack0809496 02-20-2011 11:26 AM

Headlamp Switch Bulb?? Part Where?
My headlamp switch bulb is out. Where can i find the replacement part for this? Do not see the part number anywhere?


Found it on ebay but theres gotta be somewhere cheaper, this dosen't even show the part number? help please.

SVT01RANGER 02-20-2011 11:45 AM

it shows a part number in the auction, not sure about a cheaper place, but i think bugman does modded ones

logan03CO 02-20-2011 11:46 AM

Taken from the auction: 3L5Z11654BA

EDIT: I was just a second too slow!

V8 Level II 02-20-2011 11:48 AM

The part number given in the auction in your link is for the complete headlight switch which currently lists for about $66.

I've seen a few forum sources that list F87Z13B765DA as the correct green bulb for 98+ Ranger/Explorer headlamp switch. I haven't ordered one myself though. Dealer list is around $15 !!

If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can convert it to LED for a tiny fraction of that price and probably never have to mess with it again. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394...ar-cab/page-12

drppdyllwrngr 02-20-2011 11:59 AM


Originally Posted by rwenzing (Post 1816349)
If you are handy with a soldering iron, you can convert it to LED for a tiny fraction of that price and probably never have to mess with it again. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394...ar-cab/page-12

x2. i don't think you even need a soldering iron though to do it.

leadfoot 02-20-2011 12:03 PM

What voltage LED is needed?

V8 Level II 02-20-2011 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by leadfoot (Post 1816353)
What voltage LED is needed?

Use a T1-3/4 LED and current limiting resistor as shown in the How-to.

robert99ranger 02-20-2011 12:25 PM

What size resistor?

V8 Level II 02-20-2011 12:32 PM

It's in the How-to linked above.

If you need to double check the value needed for the current rating of your particular LED, there are instructions for doing the calculation in John's LED tutorial. http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394...ar-cab/page-13

robert99ranger 02-20-2011 02:30 PM

Duh, going to the next page helps. My bad :disappoin

robert99ranger 02-20-2011 09:22 PM

Whats the "T1-3/4" actually stand for? I'm gonna run over to radio shack tomorrow and pick one up.

robert99ranger 02-20-2011 09:28 PM

Would these work?

Resistor - http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...uctId=2062342#

LED - http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2103803

buggman 02-20-2011 10:47 PM

3 Attachment(s)
I do led conversions for the headlight/4x4/fog switches if you don't want to deal with it yourself.

Your choice of colors: Red, Blue, Green or White.

Attachment 88474

Attachment 88475

Attachment 88476

They look MUCH better in person & at night.
I also do a mean led mod to 3rd brake lights. :cool:

PM me if you're interested.

If you're going to do the mod yourself, you'll need to know the specs for the led's you're using, not all led's are the same.

Sorry to jack your thread.

99offroadrngr 02-20-2011 11:26 PM


Originally Posted by robert99ranger (Post 1816687)

the led is the correct one but its yellow

im too tired right now to check on the resistor by going ot the cardomain page lol

jack0809496 02-21-2011 02:46 PM

Thanks For The Help Guys, Im Gonna DO The LED Mod, Looks simple, considering everything else on the truck is led. lol

robert99ranger 02-21-2011 03:00 PM

Ya, it does look simple.

I got everything I needed today. Spend $3.19 and got two bulbs and like 4 resistors.

robert99ranger 02-22-2011 05:46 PM

So what gives the stock color? Does the thing in the dash have green already build into it or does that green filter over the bulb give it the color? If so, do I need to put the green part on the LED bulb?

robert99ranger 02-23-2011 09:53 AM


jack0809496 02-23-2011 10:15 AM

I dunno but if you have the part off shine a flashlight up to it and see if it is green or white, this will tell you, i wanna know too but don't wanna take a part right now, TOO COLD OUTSIDE.

green means that the color is not determined by the bulb, white means the bulb determines the color.

drppdyllwrngr 02-23-2011 10:54 AM

the indicators on the dash are opaque. the bulb gives the color.

buggman 02-23-2011 11:01 AM

There is a colored cover on the OEM bulb, either green or blue that determines the color unless you use colored led's.

BTW, the led's you find at Radio Shack are not nearly as bright as the high intensity led's I use.

robert99ranger 02-23-2011 11:04 AM

Ya, I haven't taken the dash out yet to shine the light through. To cold for me. So I would assume the green cover will fit over the led?

jack0809496 02-23-2011 12:14 PM

yeah and if your worried about brightness just put 2 leds in. LMAO

robert99ranger 02-23-2011 12:40 PM

Mine are 7000 mcd. I would think that would be bright enough.

robert99ranger 02-23-2011 06:00 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Got it done this evening. It was super easy. In the end, I spent $1.20 plus tax for what I have in my truck. The light output is nice and around the same output of everything else if not brighter. On with the pics.

Attachment 88322

Attachment 88323

In this one you can't see my tach cause the wheel covers it up

Attachment 88324

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