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Old 01-16-2009
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Icon6 MUSTANG/TAURUS DOME LIGHT MOD.

HI!... Went out to the local junk yard today and picked up a dome light from a TAURUS. The one for the Mustang is the same. As you know the Ranger has a single dome light with no map lights at all and it doesn't get too bright.

This one has 3 lights in it. One in the center that works as a dome light, and the other two are map lights controlled by switches. Mine came a very light gray. My Ranger's interior is medium gray. So I dismantled it and then sandblasted it on low PSI. Then I painted it to match my interior. I'll be installing it tomorrow. I'll post up some more pics.

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Nice.

I love mine. 2nd best mod I have done on the inside.
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nice mod
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HI!... I am doing that soon. Just have to wait for it to come in the mail.
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I've been looking at the thread of interior parts you've been sandblasting and then painting. What paint is it because it seems to match really well?
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I've done that mod as well. It looks 100x's better then the cheap stock one. The map lights add more funtion to it as well.


You'll love it!!
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I've been looking at the thread of interior parts you've been sandblasting and then painting. What paint is it because it seems to match really well?
HI!... It's made by SEM. It comes in a spraybomb, but the paint is more like a dye and penetrates the plastic. You can get it at your local body shop supply store. I got mine in town here at CROSS CANADA.
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That SEM paint is the same paint I used to do my whole interior black
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HI!... Well I got the DOME light all wired up today. Works perfect!

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Yeah I love this mod as well. This and my Compass/Temp mirror are amazing.
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Does it bolt right up? Also, what year Taurus will fit?
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Does it just go in place of the stocker? Any modification needed?
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It's a great mod. I love mine.
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How hard are those to wire up? I've been thinking about that mod, cheap and it seems 100x more functional.
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Kyle it will screw right in your truck, no need for anything else. 04+ you have to add a wire.
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Really? Just a single wire for a 04+?
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Nice thanks man, Might have to pick one of those up tomorrow. I'm going to check out my moms tarus real quick her interior is the same color thats in my truck, Tan.

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What year model Taurus does it need to come out of?
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What year model Taurus does it need to come out of?
I'd say an 00 plus, that one looks similar to the one in my mom's 01. Her's just doesn't have that outer shell on it its just a oval plastic piece.

What year taurus did that come out of neal?
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Cool, thanks Kyle. Off to the JY tomorrow.
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Same, haha. No problem man. Won't be able to install it till I get my truck back though
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I'd say an 00 plus, that one looks similar to the one in my mom's 01. Her's just doesn't have that outer shell on it its just a oval plastic piece.

What year Taurus did that come out of Neal?
HI!... I believe it came out of a 2001 TAURUS.
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Really? Just a single wire for a 04+?
Yep, theres a how-to in the how-to section.
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looks good, i might want to do this too
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What year model Taurus does it need to come out of?
I have found them as far back as the early 90's. Some ford compact cars also have them. They are all the same. You can also find "explorer" style dome lights in tauruses and other ford full sized cars.


This is possibly the best mod I have done to my truck and I think possibly the only one that I have not removed. lol
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