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LED my interior Please!!!!

I remember talking to Shane about this a while ago and helping me do this to my interior, at the time i was uninterested but now i am. Well go figure it's impossible to get a hold of him and see if he can help me haha so ill come to you guys. Ive done "some" research but I really havent found what i was looking for. Maybe i suck at searching but here goes...

This is what i want LED'ed
Gauge Cluster
Cruise Control buttons
AC/Heat Controls
and misc ***** and buttons

First of all, how many bulbs are needed for the rear of the gauge cluster? AC/Heat controls? I was looking at a cruise control button thread and i dont think im talented enough to led those lol... Anyone have those buttons in blue led'ed for sale? lol

Also where do i buy these bulbs? I was looking around for some bulbs but there are different types/sizes and such so i want to make sure i get the right size bulbs.

Im looking to get the BLUE LED's for my interior to match my deck and heater/ac *****...

Any information/help on doing this is much appreciated, thanks :)
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superbrightleds.com..... my friends and i are all startin are interiors at the same time.... i just cant find the part number for the small bulbs in the a/c cluster to save my life..... but ull be mostly buying 134s for the interior
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i'm highjacking your thread here.

anyone have info for LEDS for the stock domelight and OHC? i want a really white lite instead of kinda off yellowish ha.
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heres a bad a link shane sent me awhile ago about this... pretty in depth

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...vert-leds.html
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Search. I did all of this a while ago. See my threads.
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heres a bad a link shane sent me awhile ago about this... pretty in depth

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...vert-leds.html
I saw that but i dont want to solder, I was thinking of direct replacement LEDs that fit right in to the oem sockets....
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Search. I did all of this a while ago. See my threads.
A link would be awesome... Like i said, i suck at searching lol
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I saw that but i dont want to solder, I was thinking of direct replacement LEDs that fit right in to the oem sockets....
The stock bulbs are 6 194 bulbs. Almost everyone says that the direct swap bulbs leave hot spots and don't look good at all. gts007 (i think that is his s/n) posted up some pics of his cluster that he swapped some 194 leds in and it looks great. Let me see if I can find the thread for ya.

Edit: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...uld-i-get.html. Pictures are on the 2nd page and he used the 194 plug and play LED's with the 1 facing forward and 4 facing radially.
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anyone have info for LEDS for the stock domelight and OHC? i want a really white lite instead of kinda off yellowish ha.
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I saw that but i dont want to solder, I was thinking of direct replacement LEDs that fit right in to the oem sockets....
here are the ones I got for my dome light off superbrightleds.com.



Got 2 of them. Direct replacement and they are BRIGHT. Every person whos gotten in my truck at night, the first thing they say is how bright the dome light is.
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I saw that but i dont want to solder, I was thinking of direct replacement LEDs that fit right in to the oem sockets....
thats why i havent done it...i can weld like a champ but solder like a chump
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The soldering part is the easy thing, figuring out which lights give good results in which positions is the hard thing.
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does noone kno the small bulbs in the A/C cluster????????????????????
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A/C panel you mean? its the same as in the cluster.
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A/C panel you mean? its the same as in the cluster.
I want plug and play bulbs, I dont want to solder or anything...Got any ideas exactly which bulbs i can go with? Ive been looking on the led website forever and i cant find what i need. I narrowed it down to 194 bulbs but dont know what to get :(

Super Bright LEDs - Miniature Wedge Base Bulbs

Am i looking in the right place?? Also i was reading that newer year trucks use different size bulbs, 194 or 74?

I also found this site, so im guessing i have the 194's: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm

Instrument-general
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161LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp
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194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp
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i think u want the ones that look like 194's and have 4 radical ones and one forward facing one....i think
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I have a spare cluster, taken apart, with a bag of red 360 leds sitting in a box for months to do a red led conversion but have been to busy and lazy when im not busy to get around to it. This just gave me some motivation to get it done.

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no they arent 194s there tiny
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I want plug and play bulbs, I dont want to solder or anything...Got any ideas exactly which bulbs i can go with? Ive been looking on the led website forever and i cant find what i need. I narrowed it down to 194 bulbs but dont know what to get :(

Super Bright LEDs - Miniature Wedge Base Bulbs

Am i looking in the right place?? Also i was reading that newer year trucks use different size bulbs, 194 or 74?

I also found this site, so im guessing i have the 194's: http://www.sylvania.com/ConsumerProd...RG-Results.htm

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161LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp
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194LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp
The bulbs in the AC and cluster are both 74 series. They can be found in direct plugins on autolumination.com. You will recieve poor results with plugins compared to using flexible oznium strips (the best method for the AC)
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The bulbs in the AC and cluster are both 74 series. They can be found in direct plugins on autolumination.com. You will recieve poor results with plugins compared to using flexible oznium strips (the best method for the AC)
Autolumination Instrument Panel Light Bulbs & Lamps) which one should i go with? thx for the help
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but i got 194 as my speedometer, the 74 series was a smack on the nose, thanks jp7!!!!!!!
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Autolumination Instrument Panel Light Bulbs & Lamps) which one should i go with? thx for the help
I don't know because I don't use plugins, they give poor results. I just know that 74 is the right size.
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i disagree with that statement because i installed plug in play LEDs in my acuras gauge cluster and the results were amazing. ill go ahead and buy a few of something and try them out and see if they work well, if not then whats 10 bucks anyway lol
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i disagree with that statement because i installed plug in play LEDs in my acuras gauge cluster and the results were amazing. ill go ahead and buy a few of something and try them out and see if they work well, if not then whats 10 bucks anyway lol
Plugins work good in my Evo too, but we are talking about ranger clusters. I spent about 100$ in different 74 bulbs and was unhappy with every one.
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