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4x4 switch and headlight switch bulb?

I've gotten the bulbs I need to do up my interior but i'm unsure of what bulbs are in the 4x4 switch and the headlight switch. The seem to be bulbs with a green "cap" on them. Would anyone happen to know which ones they are so I can order them up?

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LED FTW
you need a 5mm u can get a radio shack and resistors i forget what OHM though but thats what i did with mine. lewkz gud
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I'd rather not do LEDs. I just want to use a plug and play bulb.
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no clue then lol i think ull need a new switch to get the bulbs lit up. i don't think they sell them like that
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Wonder if I could just tear off the little green cap and use glass paint and paint it blue?
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By the way, how hard was that to do? I suck at wiring and i'd hate to **** it up. How bright is that at night?
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its bright enough all depends on what resistor you use. i hate wiring stuff to but i did my both switches and installed my ohc etc. not a big deal if u take ur time
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its bright enough all depends on what resistor you use. i hate wiring stuff to but i did my both switches and installed my ohc etc. not a big deal if u take ur time
Got a step by step procedure that's easy enough to follow? If it comes down to it I may just have to do it. I've got all my dash ripped out right now.
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yeah here.
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/296394/6

may look complicated but its actually pretty easy

if your cruise control pods also don't light up i made a how-to of how to fix that in our trucks (98-00)
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the light is spread evenly now i just messed with it a bit. The cruise ones were plug and play btw.
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I don't have cruise...
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I looked for the same bulb, I was told they don't make them anymore and if you want one you have to buy a new light switch and list price is $90 for it here... RRrrrrr
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you need a 5mm u can get a radio shack and resistors i forget what OHM though but thats what i did with mine. lewkz gud
awww man... i want a 4x4 switch!!!! i got the crappy electronic push button junk haha but i have cruise on my 5 speed!! haha
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Push button 4wd = **** 4wd drive

Its still a crappy system.
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I seem to remember being quoted over $100 from Ford for the headlight switch bulb! I said "No, I don't need the whole switch, just the bulb". The parts guy said "Yeah, that's the price for the bulb...$1XX.XX".

Needless to say, 3 bucks later, my LED was wired up!

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Got a step by step procedure that's easy enough to follow? If it comes down to it I may just have to do it. I've got all my dash ripped out right now.
send me the damn bulbs or switches and bulb holders and I'll do it for you lol
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send me the damn bulbs or switches and bulb holders and I'll do it for you lol
ill send u my fog switch and cruise pods and u can put LED's in if youd like LOL
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ill send u my fog switch and cruise pods and u can put LED's in if youd like LOL
ya **** NO lol i didnt sign up for those. headlight and 4x4 are easy lol...

headlight is like a no brainier being LED being its ALWAYS ON
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hahaha my cruise will be done soon. i can't deal with the foglight one the bulb is so small
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i noticed the other night my 4x4 one worked...(neither the headlight or the 4x4 one worked before)...i was offroading and it started working all of a sudden....the after a couple more bumps it wen out...do u think the bulb is just loose? also if i do led's can i get the factory green colored ones? thanks
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yes you can do green my 4x4 one is
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what about why it worked and then didnt...i dont really want to do led's cause ive never done any thing with led's before...im pretty good with wiring ive just never messed with them....except i but 2 blue ones on my rc cars bumper i made....but i just have them hooked up to a 9v battery...i didnt use any wesistors or any thing...i dont even know what they are...lol
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what about why it worked and then didnt...i dont really want to do led's cause ive never done any thing with led's before...im pretty good with wiring ive just never messed with them....except i but 2 blue ones on my rc cars bumper i made....but i just have them hooked up to a 9v battery...i didnt use any wesistors or any thing...i dont even know what they are...lol
go to john griggs how to on his cardomain and follow it I also before this never messed with them I found them VERY easy to work with. his write up says solder but with how tight they are in the holes with the resister there is no need on the switches
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