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Old 11-19-2008
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NOT a Ranger Light Question, but still a Ford Light Question

Probably a stupid question, but search didn't bring up anything of help.

I have an 04 Escape & need to swap the interior bulbs out with LED's.

The map/courtesy lights right above the front seats were simple enough, three 40mm long "festoon" #212/578 bulbs, 6 or 8 LED's each.

I found out the hard way that the original bulbs get HOT in just a few seconds.

My problem is the courtesy overhead light in the cargo area... I had to pop out the entire light cover assembly from the headliner to get to the bulb.

The switch is a 3 position type & the bulb is about 15mm in diameter, both glass & base. The bulb has 2 nubs on the sides of the base that hold the bulb in place in the cover assembly & it's a single element, just one contact on the base. There isn't much room around the light assembly for any larger bulb.
I was hoping to squeeze in a 30+ LED in there to really light up the rear end, but I'd settle for anything over 5 LED's today.

The original bulb isn't a #211 "festoon" as all the info online indicate, rather that "old style" bulb. The only markings on the bulb are 5008 R10w 37R 00211. The 00211 can't be a 211, as I have 211/212's in my Ranger & they're completely different.

The closest thing I've found is a #1156 bulb, but all of the 1156 bulbs have a much larger glass area, both in length & diameter than the factory bulb.

Does anyone know what # bulb I should be looking for, or am I on the right track with the #1156??

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Here is what i found on eBay searching for a 5008 bulb:

One of them referenced a 5008 to an 1156. So I would say that they would be compatible. Just slap in a 1156 and see if it works. If it does then pick you up an 1156 led light.
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