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Old 01-04-2010, 05:32 PM
DangerRanger2.3ltr DangerRanger2.3ltr is offline
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Default odd beeping after cluster bulb replacement?

ok so i just finished swapping out my stock cluster bulbs with blue LED's that i bought off ebay
i think it looks amazing now
so i turn on my car to get ready to drive home and my truck starts beeping at me. ive never heard this beep before so i got scared that something was wrong or that i accidently broke off a wire or something but nothing seemed out of the ordinary. this beeping was broken up like 5 beeps then a pause... 5 more, pause.... 5 more pause..... 5 more pause. then stop
so when i got home i decided to shut it off then start it back up and it did that beeping again. i thought nothing of it then later went on to go for a ride when it was darker so that i could see the blue better. and while i was driving it started doing the beep thing again at me. im not sure what it is. any help would be very much appreciated. thanks.



EDIT. i swapped the ABS bulb with the Airbag bulb when i was taking the cluster out again and its all good now. Thanks for your help everyone!
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:55 PM
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Default Thanks to Rwenzing for a possible answer, saw on another thread

Here is an answer to another poster about an identical chime problem on his truck. If you replaced all the indicator as well as illumination lights, you computer might sense the LED as a burned out bulb... My $0.02

Rwenzing Stated--
The Restraints (airbag) Indicator Lamp is so important that Ford added an audible backup to warn you if it stops working. That is the 5x5 beeps that you hear after startup and later on. Repair the Restraints Indicator Lamp (most likely a bulb failure).

If the Restraints Indicator flashes after it's repaired, count the flash pattern and post it.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:02 PM
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did u replace all bulbs or just the illunination bulbs if so it could be like what other guy said
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:19 PM
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I'm sorry I can't help, but I would love to see a picture of what the LEDS look like w/o sanding the film off.
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Old 01-05-2010, 04:08 AM
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i just replaced the 6 bulbs that illuminated the largest aspects of the cluster. 1 for the gas needle, one for engine temperature, 2 for the speedo, 1 for oil pressure, and one for voltage.
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Old 01-05-2010, 07:36 AM
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Mine beeps like that because my airbag light is blown
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Old 01-05-2010, 09:03 AM
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You can always keep the LED and use a resistor in parralel to give the same effective current flow.
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:55 PM
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Default Re: odd beeping after cluster bulb replacement?

So this has nothing to do with beeping due to blown bulbs but figured id ask you guys since you have had your dash out before. Im trying to upgrade to LED backlights for my cluster and HVAC units. Im trying to figure out how many bulbs I need to buy. I know I need one per needle but how many do I need for the illumination of the gauges themselves? Thanks!
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