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Old 07-24-2008
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Dash lights are going away

My dash lights have been burning out. First it was the fuel gauge, which i didn't care about given the gas prices. But everything but my tach is gone. Driving at night I have no idea how fast im going unless i turn my dome light on. It gets annoying really fast and im tired of it.

So, after some research on the forum i believe there are 6 lights to replace? I was just going to go ahead with using 194 bulbs not LED's. I was wondering should i get the long life bulbs or the regular 194's? Do they just lock in place of the old ones?
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Take it off and double check its either a 194 or a 168 if I remember correctly I had to do mine and its not a fun job I would say get the long life bulbs also when you do it
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Yeah defiantly get the long life bulbs don't get the colored ones either because they tend not to last that long.
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Definately do long lifers if you want. I suggest it. BUT once you remove that cluster, it's really easy. Time consuming your first time, but now i can have it out in under 5 minutes. They are 194's.

Here's a good writeup that you can follow for some guidence. I prefer to remove the radio bezel, not just let it hang there.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=65263



http://autolumination.com/194.htm

I ran these from autolumination behind my explorer cluster before i went to LED...took away that ugly ugly yellow odometer and lit up the cluster brighter



Stock 194...


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I like those yellow filtered bulbs. I know this is a PITA thing, funny thing is my Grandmothers Explorer has a few out and Ford said it would be $250.00!

Thanks Fx4wannabe01 for that site those are cheaper than Auto Zone. They want almost $4.00 for a long life one.
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HAHA! yuck...you like the yellow? eweee gross. lol. $100 for toyota to change a third brake lamp bulb on a Camry...i did it for the grandma in under 2 mins. lol. On a ranger it ain't that bad...or explorer same thing but different. BUT....ford escort.....is a pain. literally like 2 hrs of cussing and almost taking the entire dashpad out. yea...it was pretty sweet. lol.
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HAHA! yuck...you like the yellow? eweee gross. lol. $100 for toyota to change a third brake lamp bulb on a Camry...i did it for the grandma in under 2 mins. lol. On a ranger it ain't that bad...or explorer same thing but different. BUT....ford escort.....is a pain. literally like 2 hrs of cussing and almost taking the entire dashpad out. yea...it was pretty sweet. lol.

The ones that filter out the yellow. My bad... I have GE reveal bulbs in my home for that same reason. Yeah $250 for a 30 minute job. They must use some awesome bulbs for $250.
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