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Lights behind the guages,,

Behind the gauges, Ive had one light burt out since I got the truck over 2 years ago and the time has come to finially fix it, so know any online sites to get replacements from?

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guess its time for a cluster with a tach, if you don't have one.
the lights behind the clusters are just normal peanut bulbs, well most of em.
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I have a tach, I just want to fix this little thing that has been bugging me for a long time,, peanut bulbs?
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03 and older have the peanut bulbs and are cheap to replace, a run to your local parts store will take care of that. 04 and newer have bulb/socket assemblies that have to be purchased from the dealer at 10 dollars a peice.
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I am pretty sure they are 194 bulbs, get the long life ones if you can aka 194LL
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I am pretty sure they are 194 bulbs, get the long life ones if you can aka 194LL
Would these work?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/10-x-...QQcmdZViewItem
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I have used those in my explorer when i had it and they were blue in color. Didnt work out so well, I would not recommend them.
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how about these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/194-S...QQcmdZViewItem

Would a 2005 Ford Ranger Instrumental Cluster be a plug and play replacement?

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My god this thread started out on a bad note!

Those will work, but don't pay shipping when you can get the same thing down the road a little ways.........

The lights behind your gauges are 194 incandescent bulbs. Any auto parts store or Wal-Mart WILL have them. It's a wedge-base bulb that pushes in and out.
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If you want to go more hi-tech looking, or change the colors of your gauges, you will need about 10 - 194-base LED's with inverted cone diffusers. This will spread the light most evenly.
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My god this thread started out on a bad note!
How so, his selection of lighting?
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If you want to go more hi-tech looking, or change the colors of your gauges, you will need about 10 - 194-base LED's with inverted cone diffusers. This will spread the light most evenly.
naaa jus need to replace them with similiar,,
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naaa jus need to replace them with similiar,,
Then take a trip to the parts store and get the 194LL, otherwise they will not match correctly if you just put one LED in there.
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I was going to replace all of them, but it does make more sense to get it localy to save on shipping,,
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