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here are the LEDs I ordered.
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:01 PM
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Just 5 bulbs in my cluster but got the wrong bulbs. Originals are GE 194. So much for doing that today. Also the harness that plugs into the cluster wasnít fully seated but I donít know if it came out when I was removing the cluster or before. And the only other thing attached is the speedo cable.
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by GaryKip View Post
Here is the instrument panel:



Yours will be the top one.
Upper pic: Backside of 1970/72 F100/350 instrument cluster. 13711 are the bulb sockets, 11654 is the headlamp switch, 11572 is the ignition switch, 17A553 is the wiper switch, 15055 is the lighter socket.
 
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Ok it appears I donít have a turn signal flasher?
 
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:22 PM
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Here's the pic of the T/S flasher and 4 way flasher locations for 1970/72 F100/350. Why your instrument cluster doesn't have a place for the T/S flasher, I dunno.

 
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Which is weird as all my lights work except for my passenger side front marker light. The blinker works, just not the marker.
 
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Originally Posted by BadMoFo View Post

Ok it appears I donít have a turn signal flasher?
That little hole in the upper right of the picture is where the flasher mounts.

Check this picture:


Your flasher is probably hanging behind the dash.

The top of the flasher housing is supposed to have a small protrusion that fits into the elongated hole... then you twist it 90-degrees to keep it in place.
Looks like this:


Some of the contemporary replacements don't have this protrusion. Other users have cut off the top of the housing from their old blinker and epoxied it onto the replacement. Other folks just let it hang in that area behind the dash.

The flasher is generally the last thing I hook up before I put the screws back into the Instrument Cluster. It's a little easier to see what you need to do that way. It's possible to re-install a flasher when the Instrument Cluster is still installed, but it's a little awkward to do it by touch.
 
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:47 PM
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Yeah, your cluster doesn't look like mine. The bulbs I ordered (LED) work great, love them but they don't dim...oh well. not a big deal.
 
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Originally Posted by BadMoFo View Post
Just 5 bulbs in my cluster but got the wrong bulbs. Originals are GE 194. So much for doing that today. Also the harness that plugs into the cluster wasnít fully seated but I donít know if it came out when I was removing the cluster or before. And the only other thing attached is the speedo cable.
If you're staying with incandescent bulbs, then don't use 194s for the positions which light the gauges. Get 168s. They look identical, but put out three lumens vs. two lumens from the 194s. I swapped the two illumination bulbs in my rig ('77 F150) to 168s, and the gauges were as bright at idle as they had been at 2000 RPM with the 194s!
 
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Old 03-12-2018, 06:54 AM
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If you're staying with incandescent bulbs, then don't use 194s for the positions which light the gauges. Get 168s. They look identical, but put out three lumens vs. two lumens from the 194s. I swapped the two illumination bulbs in my rig ('77 F150) to 168s, and the gauges were as bright at idle as they had been at 2000 RPM with the 194s!
no I went ahead and purchased more led bulbs just have to wait for them to show up.
 
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Old 03-14-2018, 06:47 PM
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Ok looked at the turn signal that stays on and the stuff around it looks intact. It was mentioned somewhere else that it may be the turn signal switch but was told to check the ground strap. Googled a picture and it shows a ground strap going over the rag joint, is that right? And if so I donít have one.
 
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You can fab one up super easy. A couple of ring terminals and a piece of 14ga or 12ga wire- time to find the wrenches.
 
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:18 PM
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Ok found turn signal flasher behind dash, itís metal and doesnít have a tab to connect it to the cluster. Think there are still some electrical gremlins as I replaced the bulbs with new leds and it looks way better, however, the issue with the blinker light staying on is gone but now I have no indicators when I turn the blinker switch. I can hear it clicking, my outside lights are blinking, dash I got nothing.
 
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Originally Posted by BadMoFo View Post
Ok found turn signal flasher behind dash, itís metal and doesnít have a tab to connect it to the cluster. Think there are still some electrical gremlins as I replaced the bulbs with new leds and it looks way better, however, the issue with the blinker light staying on is gone but now I have no indicators when I turn the blinker switch. I can hear it clicking, my outside lights are blinking, dash I got nothing.
Can you confirm that you checked the Instrument Cluster with the connector plugged into the Cluster?
Other than that, I'd guess that your blinker is going out, or the Instrument Cluster Constant Voltage Regulator is't putting out enough to drive the blinker.
 
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:09 PM
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Hi GaryKip (or anyone else with the answer. Where do you get these diagrams? They seem pretty helpful and would like to have access to them.
 

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