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What is the Big Deal???

What is the big deal with Explorer and Mustang Dome lights? I have a 98 and my dome light is fine. It has a regular dome and 2 spots/map lights. Whats the difference? Am I missing something?
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What is the big deal with Explorer and Mustang Dome lights? I have a 98 and my dome light is fine. It has a regular dome and 2 spots/map lights. Whats the difference? Am I missing something?
Some Rangers have just one cheap light. My 04 Level II had the map lights and all, but a Buddy of mine bought the same truck about two months later and just had a cheap on off light.

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edges have this early 80s-esque polygonal chrome framed light with no map lights...
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Ohhh ok.....I was wondering why people were wanting to change. Mine works just fine. I do wish I had a seperate "Cargo Light" switch, rather than it being hooked into the Interior Dome light.
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yea my ext cab has an old school flat light... is it pretty easy to swap to a nicer looking dome light?
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really easy...
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yea my ext cab has an old school flat light... is it pretty easy to swap to a nicer looking dome light?
yep but only problem. is the map lights wont work ford took that wire out of the 04+ there is a how to on here on how to make it work we did it to bill's truck really simple just run a 12+ wire
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edges have this early 80s-esque polygonal chrome framed light with no map lights...
Yep. My '03 had that stupid thing. I think it was the same done light I had in min '91 and my '84 as well. Replaced it with an XLT model and it is much nicer!
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yep but only problem. is the map lights wont work ford took that wire out of the 04+ there is a how to on here on how to make it work we did it to bill's truck really simple just run a 12+ wire
It was a mid 04 change, My old truck (Grant's) was built in November 03 as an 04 and it had map lights, my Buddy Powells 04 was built in april of 04 as an 04 and it's got the flat ghey light. Both are level II's the only difference is color and tranny.

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aww well I guess I'm gonna study this how to and I might thry to attempt it... what kind of dome light do I need? picture?
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My 04 just plugged right in no wiring at all
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aww well I guess I'm gonna study this how to and I might thry to attempt it... what kind of dome light do I need? picture?
I swapped the POS in my 01 with this Mustang dome light. I like the map lights, a nice feature that Ford has seemed to drop in a few vehicles.

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