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Old 04-20-2006
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Headlight Switch Illumination

Anyone know how to change this bulb? Is it the same bulb that lights up the dimmer switch as well?
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That factory bulb is crap....they dont last. Dealer probably is the only place to get it. Most everyone here replaces it with a LED bulb. Dont think dimmer lights up.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/12 <---- (John's) how-to
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Old 04-20-2006
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the dealer wants 6-7 bux for that lil bulb

you can do the led mod for that and never replace it
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Old 04-21-2006
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Does anyone know if the headlamp switch and dimmer are on 2 different bulbs? Has anyone done the led mod?
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dimmer has no light
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have you tried radio shack
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Old 04-22-2006
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If you dont do it yourself and dont mind taking it into the dealer, then it is free under warrenty. WHen i had mine in last year my light was burnt out. They replaced it free under warrenty. Of course dealers suck, so that would be a last resort/free way
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You can't buy just the bulb. You have to buy the entire headlight switch for $35. I bought the stuff for an LED conversion for about $15, but haven't had a chance to install it yet.
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You can't buy just the bulb. You have to buy the entire headlight switch for $35. I bought the stuff for an LED conversion for about $15, but haven't had a chance to install it yet.

The dealer sold me just the bulb. YMMV
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The dealer sold me just the bulb. YMMV

Seriously ?!?!?!? You got lucky !!!!!! I have yet to find anyone that got just the bulb. I even went as far as calling Ford because no dealer would sell me the bulb. The response I got from Ford was "We don't sell just the bulb. It does not have its own part number, and comes packaged with the headlight switch."

Can you get me a bulb?????
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The dealer sold me just the bulb. YMMV
Can you get me a bulb. Ill gladly pay ya
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Are you talking about the switch that turns on the head lights?
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Do they light up on all years? I don't think I have ever noticed if theylight up on mine.
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bought mine new in 03. i just found out the headlight switch was suppose to illuminate. i don't mind it cuz i guess i don't know what i'm missing. =\
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Ask them if they can get one for a 99, they may not list the part for later years. I have 99 and was able to buy one.

Ill call the local parts dealer and see if i can get them, if i can ill do like 2 or something for you guys.

IMHO led mod is better
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How do you get to where the bulb is, just pull off the ****?
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My first one lasted <6 monthes... they replaced the switch.
In doing so they broke my aftermarket alarm... spend 4 hours waiting on them
to fix it... they couldnt so they paid my installer 190$ to fix it :)
all I lost was 8 hours of my time :(
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Pull the knee board
pull the radio bezel
pull the dash bezel out

**** is on the back screwed in place

The bulb can be changed with out with out removing the ****.
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