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Old 12-09-2011, 07:10 PM
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'02 Sport Trac Instrument Panel Bulb P/N???

Wifes '02 Sport Trac has a couple of burnt out instrument panel light bulbs. No big deal to change...I thought!

Got Owners manual out and it said to go to the dealer. Got on the 'net and watched some videos where they were using p/n 194 bulbs.

Wife went to the dealer and came home with some tiny bulb stuck in a plastic holder.... for $7...

Its no 194 bulb...what the heck???

I dont want to tear up the dash only to find I dont have the correct bulb.

So gang what do I need?

el cheapo 194 bulbs of the $$$$ Ford super speicial bulbs????

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Old 12-09-2011, 07:34 PM
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Google and find out what bulbs you need... then find the best price on the net. Order enough bulbs to replace them all. Crack open the dash panel and replace every bulb since you have it apart and call it a day... that is what I did on our 1996 Explorer.
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caseys: Thanks. I did check the 'net and found that the bulbs people were using were 194s. But when the wife went to the dealer they sold her a tiny bulb stuck in a plastic holder.

Thats my problem... I dont want to buy a bunch of 194s, tear open the instrument panel only to find out I needed the tiny bulbs in a plastic hold...... on this SUNDAY afternoon.
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I replaced mine with the 194 ... and I just looked up your vehicle on rockauto and they list your replacements as 194 too. They are little bulbs and you can get them just about anywhere besides the dealer.

I learned on this forum to replace all the bulbs because Murphy's law is that if you don't, then after you get the dash back together a different bulb will go out.
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caseys. Thanks. The bulb the wife brought home from the dealer is alot smaller than the 194s I found at Walmart.

I think Im going to open up the dash and find out what I have.

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