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Icon6 changing instrument cluster lights HELP!!!

i am putting new LED lights in place of the stock bulbs in my 2003 ranger and i was gonna see how many lights to buy before i did it so i no what kind of price im looking at before i start. how hard is it to replace the dash lights. i am also wanting to change all the other lights in my truck to blue LEDs i just need some insight on how to do it and wat not.
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gauge cluster has 6, hvac panel has 2 for the main lights. not sure on the indicator lights. don't think too many people change them.
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so there is 6 light bulbs that go i the speedometer and that whole cluster?
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Do the Oznium LED strips much more even lighting
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i am looking for some led bulbs, any suggestions on where to buy that isnt to expensive?
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yes, 6 bulbs for the main lighting in the cluster, the ones controlled by the dimmer switch. then all the warning lights are separate bulbs.
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ok so when i do all the cluster and the temp selection **** lighting do you no how many i will need for that total?
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buy from super bright leds
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gauge cluster has 6, hvac panel has 2 for the main lights. not sure on the indicator lights. don't think too many people change them.
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ok thank you but do you no the sizes of all the lights because i am planning on ordering them asap
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will the 194 fit the cluster and the temp control panel
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ok thank you but do you no the sizes of all the lights because i am planning on ordering them asap
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thanks for ur help do u have any companies that i could order these from i was planning on going throught superbrightleds.com but if you got a better suggestion then i will do that
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You do realize you're gonna have to take the paint off the back of the gauges to actually get the color change.

Simply replacing the bulbs won't get the full effect.

There's a How-to to walk you through it

EDIT: try this https://www.ranger-forums.com/f59/ho...rt-leds-62796/
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thanks for ur help do u have any companies that i could order these from i was planning on going throught superbrightleds.com but if you got a better suggestion then i will do that

no. when i did mine, i bought 100 leds and 100 resistors and soldiered them. i bought mine off ebay. think it was $9 shipped. used 60 of them.

pics of mine start on page 2.
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=241863

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Aren’t the HVAC Bulbs a different number ?
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the explorer ones i used, and my stock ranger one used the same as the cluster. i have 4 or 5 hvac panels and they all have the same bulb in them.
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Aren’t the HVAC Bulbs a different number ?
on some of them they are mine behind my cluster were 194s and behind my hvac are 74s
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So what is being said here, HVAC Panels have either 194s or 74s.

We need to disassemble the ones we have just to see; doesn’t seem right ?
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So what is being said here, HVAC Panels have either 194s or 74s.

We need to disassemble the ones we have just to see; doesn’t seem right ?
mine have 74s behind hvac and 194s behind cluster
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i took my hvac panel apart and the bulb that used is smaller than the rest(194)
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If it's a tiny skinny thing that looks like the little brother of a 194...then it's a 74
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How do I change the cluster bulbs in 2004 edge

I have a 2004 ranger edge. I am looking into changing the cluster bulbs and want to know how difficult it will be to do. Should I let a mechanic do it or can I do it myself?
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Look in the how-to section please. There's a detailed writeup on the procedure. Will take you 30 minutes tops.
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