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^^you have some more of those laying around Andy?
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i have those in my ranger
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^^you have some more of those laying around Andy?
no, but i was just saying i will go back and look. i know there was another 03 there. maybe 2. but i'll go back and check asap. right now id freeze taking it out. -40 windchill would cut right through me
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Those are factory XLT gauges, 2003 only. I have the same ones in my avatar but the flash makes them look white.
Are those the same ones as in my Level II Bob? They look similar. I thought Andy's might have been sport trac gauges or something at first.
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How do you change the color of the LEDs? Mine are green and I would really like to change them to blue
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yeah Kyle they are prolly just like yer stock ones

www.superbrightleds.com get the 194 wedge based leds. you can get them in other colors as well. you have to shave the green/white coating off the back of the gauges to make it clear behind the lettering. then just pop out the 6 bulbs and replace them with the leds.

there are a few how-to's on here about the swap.
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Are those the same ones as in my Level II Bob? They look similar. I thought Andy's might have been sport trac gauges or something at first.
I believe that they are just like yours or mine or any other 03 XLT.
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Ok I looked at that site and found the



WLED 1-LED bulb
12VDC 1-LED Wedge Base Bulb (194/168 type)with Wide Viewing Angle
Available in White, Blue, Green and UV-BlackLight LED

Are these the ones you have? Also, if so have you switched out the LEDs behind the rest of the gages (ie A/C controls and such?)
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im actually in the process of changing my gauges... maybe this week ill get over to D's and he can help me rip my dash apart. I bought an 04 cluster like mine, black, and painted that lip on the new one i bought silver.... like in the lvl2's now i just gotta install it.
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Ok I looked at that site and found the



WLED 1-LED bulb
12VDC 1-LED Wedge Base Bulb (194/168 type)with Wide Viewing Angle
Available in White, Blue, Green and UV-BlackLight LED

Are these the ones you have? Also, if so have you switched out the LEDs behind the rest of the gages (ie A/C controls and such?)
yeah those are the ones
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yea i like the 03 look..BUT id rather have black with our writing..to get aftermarket ones is a pain in the ****..ive looked at a few companys but where the lights ( example 4x4 light ) theres a square cut out instead of the writing..stupid if you ask me..
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Those are factory XLT gauges, 2003 only. I have the same ones in my avatar but the flash makes them look white.
lol i was trying to figure out which ones he swapped for a minute. I had the silver ones in this LII and my old fx4, both 03's.
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how did u get the class off to get into there? I wanna swap too but i dont wanna mess anything up, knowing me i will lol
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it is held on with little screws....
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i see im not the only one swaping gauges this week

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exept i was able to use the expo speedo,after correcting the milage, and i will use my old trim piece as well
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sweet!
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so its not that difficult of a project
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Hey those look familiar!
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I like em, they're really clean looking. Good job BTW, looks awesome.
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not at all. no real risk of breaking anything at all. it all just unscrews. the guage faces pop off with some work sometimes. helps alot if they are warm or heated up. if its freezing out, they stick bad and can tear (i know this lol)

I used two spoons to pry off the needles, works great. and all you have to do after is put the needles back the way they were in the right positions. and re-calibrate yer speedo by driving next to someone going like 30mph and pop the needle on and yer set. thats what i did anyways. and then just finish screwing it all back together, and yer done.
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Thanks for the LED link Andy. I've been wanting to do the color change for awhile but I'm a little worred about popping off the gauge needles. I tried to do that on my 97 and totally fubared the gauges. Is there any better way to do it?
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no prob man..i love the blue lit gauges. i just posted above using two spoons to pry up on either side works great.
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Man, I'm so not sure about prying off the needles again. that first time really made me gun-shy about the whole thing
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no prob man..i love the blue lit gauges. i just posted above using two spoons to pry up on either side works great.

LOL i used a fork
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i tried a fork too, and it really screwed up the little pin the needle goes on. i tried putting it back on and it was jumping all over the place after i hooked it back up. i just don;t know if im willing to try that with the white gauges.
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hmm idk. mine is perfectly fine. just go slow and use TWO spoons, and pry evenly. nothn should go wrong
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