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Old 05-23-2012, 08:12 PM
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I didn't get the link but that is the number.
The 194LL's are not the warnings lights, such as "Check engine", just illumination for the dash.
 
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:32 PM
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The main dash lighting bulbs are 194 (whatever the letters after the number are). I believe there are 6 in the dash.
You can get LED bulbs to put in those places, but remember, LED lights are polarity sensitive. If they dont work the first time, turn them 180.
The smaller indicator bulbs are 37 bulbs. LEDs work here as well.

Follow the directions from scruffy to get to them.
 
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Wow, I guess I shouldnt try to copy and paste links on my phone. Sorry.
This is what it was supposed to be...
#194LL Miniature Light Bulbs ( Box of 10) 14 V / .27 A | eBay

Or these as Led's...
10x T10 W5W 194 168 501 Car White 20 SMD LED Inverted Side Wedge Light Bulb 12V | eBay
 
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:26 PM
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When getting LED lights for the dash lighting, get the ones that emit the light out of the end of the bulb. The instrument panels on Ford trucks use light pipes to direct the light to the panel front. Using end emitting lights puts the most light toward the front panel. Side emitting bulbs are not as effective. Also make sure they are dim-able.

If you are getting the LED bulbs for turn signal or marker lights, the side emitting ones are best. They fill the lens.

The ones you linked to will work, but they won't be as bright.
 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:18 AM
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Where to get what LEDS?

Thanks srteach so where do you get the right leds for each use as you you suggest?
 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:21 AM
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Looks like these guys have a good selection:

Super Bright LEDs - Search Results
 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:24 AM
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You guys are awesome. I found that site and theres so many diff led's that its dizzying. Ill give it a shot. Thanks everyone.

*BTW. if you get blue lights, will it show up as blue? When I changed the ones on my mustang, It had some kind of film that changed the color.
 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:59 AM
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This thread has some good info and links on led dash lights and changing colors

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ght-color.html
 
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:03 PM
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honeydew answered with the site I would suggest.
 
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It wasn't a terrible job. All you need is some needle nose pliers and a socket. I had it all back together then realized the needle on my speedometer was pointing towards the ground...lol.
 
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Originally Posted by jdw1 View Post
I didn't get the link but that is the number.
The 194LL's are not the warnings lights, such as "Check engine", just illumination for the dash.

so which ones are for the "Check Engine" light?

thanks.
 
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:43 PM
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I tried to post a pic of what I bought, i can send them to you by email or to your phone if you message me. It would probably be more helpful than me explaining it but I'll try anyway.
I got mine from NAPA and the different part numbers get confusing, but basically you're looking for a little 194 for any of the indicator lights. I have a "service engine soon" light under my tachometer and not a "Check Engine" light and that took me a while to figure out. There were a total of 18 of these smaller lights on my truck (2000 f250 4x4 automatic), and 5 larger lights. The larger lights just illuminate the gauges and the smaller lights do each individual indicator (like "Door Ajar", "Low Fuel","Brakes" etc), as far as I could tell.
The smaller lights are these LMP 194s at NAPA. And these are just the lights, not the plastic piece the light bulb sits in (or snaps in) that you screw in and out of the back of the instrument panel. So only having the lights I had to pop some of the bad bulbs out and replace them with new ones. The 5 larger lights I bought had the bulb and plastic seat so I just replaced the whole thing.
 
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Originally started 8 years ago and this thread still keeps giving.

Nice!

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Anybody shopping at Advanced for 194 bulbs, they have a box of 10 behind the counter for under $3.

5 194 for cluster illumination. Bunch of warning/indicator small bulbs I didn't replace.
While its apart grab the a/c bulbs and replace.

Door courtesy light are 194 too.

New bulbs are worth the effort for the bright dash. Had at least 2 bulbs out.
 
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Originally Posted by Stewart_H View Post
Originally started 8 years ago and this thread still keeps giving.

Nice!

Stewart
It will prob go another 8 with these trucks getting older. But I am impressed how many guys on here use the search function to find answers instead of seeing the same thing over and over again.
 
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