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Quick OHC question (not the usual)

When i got my OHC out of the '98 explorer, it didnt have any light bulbs in the light dome of it.

What kinda bulbs do these OHC's take?
Pictures of one?
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hmmm sylvania is calling for 2 kinds... idk which one it is...

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Anything with a 194 style wedge base will work. I have some white LEDs in mine.
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someone stole the whole twist in part from my dads.
he called ford and they where really cheap, came with bulbs and everything.

hope that helps.
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I'll check with those bulbs the next couple of days and see which ones fit.

Whats the "twist in part" ?
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I'll check with those bulbs the next couple of days and see which ones fit.

Whats the "twist in part" ?
is yours missing just the bulb, or is it missing the gray part that the bulb snaps into?
idk how to explain it, ill go take a picture if i can.
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Here is what mine looks like/has in it still. I dont know if its complete or if its missing anything.



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Looks to me like you are not only missing the bulbs but the bases and the electrical contact going up the middle to the bulbs. Here are some pics of what it's supposed to look like:

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The power and ground for the bulbs comes from that little strip that goes doen the middle and then to the bulb base.
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them are the gray things i was talking about ^^^^

yours doesn't look the same, do the bulbs go into the back of it?
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Yup. The bulbs go into the grey bases and then the bases twist lock into place making electrial contact with the copper colored metal strip around the base. I don't know what you mean about looking different, they are all the same. Might just be different lighting in the pics.
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Yup. The bulbs go into the grey bases and then the bases twist lock into place making electrial contact with the copper colored metal strip around the base. I don't know what you mean about looking different, they are all the same. Might just be different lighting in the pics.
look at the pic of his vs yours, theres no way the bulb goes into that part.
yours has two rings, his has three.
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look at the pic of his vs yours, theres no way the bulb goes into that part.
yours has two rings, his has three.
Hmmm..thats weird. I dunno what the deal is with that. I have 4 of them sitting here right now from various years and I checked them all and they are the same. And the one in my truck is the same too.
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that looks different then mine too, i need a replacement bulb too.
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Mine came from a 98 exp.

Mine have like a flashlight type metal bracket up in the very top of the reflective dome where it looks like the positive and negative are. So mine looks like it would take some sort of flashlight style bulb...I'll go see if i can get a good picture of what im talking about.
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CLICK HERE to get the full size image.

This is about the best i could do for a picture to get a shot of the inside of it.

And I agree with the above state that mine looks different than yours Kelly.
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CLICK HERE to get the full size image.

This is about the best i could do for a picture to get a shot of the inside of it.

And I agree with the above state that mine looks different than yours Kelly.
I've pulled probably 50 or more from various year Explorers including '98s and have never seen one like that. Strange...I wonder if someone had modified it at some time?
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Whoa, that's way different. There's no way the traces were supposed to be on top, look closely at the sidewalls and the hole that the ribbon disappears into isn't even there.

Perhaps the whole reflector assembly comes out and the bulb goes in from behind?
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Sorry to be brining up my old thread again, but ive yet to find bulbs for my OHC, and ive finally gotten around to taking it out and getting a shot of the back of it, any help again is greatly appreciated.

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yeah ur missing something i have that one too and i think i have some spares
u need a pic? gimme a minute
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ok heres what ur missing,Btw i only have one and not the set =(
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Thanks Biz...Any idea where i can find those at?
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Yes, there are two different style bulb assemblies. That's why there's two listings. The twist lock with the wedge in it is more common.
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i would call ford, im sure they can get everything you need.
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