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Old 07-23-2011, 06:19 PM
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Default Re: Instrument Cluster Bulb Replacement

I replaced the burnt Instrument Cluster Bulbs last week and now I can see how fast I was driving that night when the VA State Patrolman pulled me off the road. Thanks for the very precise replacement procedure. Pictures even made it easier for mechanically challenged Ford Ranger drivers like me. Again thank you.
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Old 07-23-2011, 06:21 PM
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I did mine a few years ago..easy as hell.. Takes a little bit of time to get them replaced tho!!
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:25 AM
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Well I am replacing my cluster with a Pooleo LED modded one and I cant seem to get the gear selector back in is there a trick? It seems as if there is not enough room!

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Or should I say slack in the line to get it back in...
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:53 AM
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Well I am replacing my cluster with a Pooleo LED modded one and I cant seem to get the gear selector back in is there a trick? It seems as if there is not enough room!

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Or should I say slack in the line to get it back in...
You don't have the cluster bolted up do you? If I can remember correctly all I did was lift my cluster up wards and slip the gear box in it. Don't loosen up the cables or anything because it's a PITA to get it back to normal (I tried, epic failure 2x) lol.
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:51 AM
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Its not bolted its just sitting in there...I gave up last night, its morning now I will try again in a bit...
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:36 AM
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I finally got it in with lots of cursing and throwing of things...but in the process I did something to the needle cable and I get to guess what gear I'm in!
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Old 08-16-2011, 01:11 PM
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veryyy useful post Sr. i just change my intrument cluster bulbs today and obviously followed you're instrucción, thank you so much!!

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I finally got it in with lots of cursing and throwing of things...but in the process I did something to the needle cable and I get to guess what gear I'm in!
did you see under the dash it's a small cable, it's probably out of place that's the problem i had it solved!!

Sorry for my english

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I finally got it in with lots of cursing and throwing of things...but in the process I did something to the needle cable and I get to guess what gear I'm in!
did you see under the dash it's a small cable, it's probably out of place that's the problem i had it solved!!

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Old 08-22-2011, 06:09 PM
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Very good information on changing the dash bulbs as I need to replace some also, as instructed, they will all get replaced at the sametime. One question, the bulb for my headlight switch is also out on my 2000 XLT, is this the same type bulb (194) or a different type ?
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:51 AM
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Very good information on changing the dash bulbs as I need to replace some also, as instructed, they will all get replaced at the sametime. One question, the bulb for my headlight switch is also out on my 2000 XLT, is this the same type bulb (194) or a different type ?
Different

Some are changeable others are not. Like in my 05 I have to replace the whole switch
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:07 AM
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I guess I will find out when I pull the dash to replace the other bulbs.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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FYI, the standard bulbs in my 2000 Ranger were 194 bulbs, found out from my NAPA Dealer that the output is 2 LUMS, the 161 bulbs put out 1 LUMS, BUT they also had 168 bulbs that put out 3 LUMS for more light. NOW I can see my guages.
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Old 10-23-2011, 09:31 PM
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when i had my buddy's apart to put his white face gauge kit in i didn't bother putting that metal plate back in and it's been fine so far..?
metal part is just like a brace of some sort Would be fine without it
The metal plate is actually an anti-theft device designed to inhibit access to the ignition system wiring. It may also provide some structural support to the dash.
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:20 PM
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I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to say that this was a great post with the pics. I have a 2003 Ranger XLT and the instructions were spot on. 6 bulbs. $12 and 45 minutes later, my instrument panel now has light. Thank you for sharing.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:10 AM
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Anyone know if a t10 bulb will fit an 03 ford ranger xlt extent cab v6 3.0L
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:06 PM
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Anyone know if a t10 bulb will fit an 03 ford ranger xlt extent cab v6 3.0L
Yes they do fit.
I bought these for my '03http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00877SL2M/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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