Dash Lights

Discussion in 'Interior' started by zoops, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. zoops

    zoops New Member

    A couple of the lights behind the dash that illuminate the spedometer and the gauges are out on my 1999 Ranger. I'm just wondering if they are pretty easy to replace. It looks like there are 3 screws on top to remove and I'm just wondering if there is much more to it before I take anything apart. Thanks
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  3. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Those Damn Kids

    You need to take the dash out. ford engineers were on crack when they developed this.

    not too sure the exact mechanics on a 99
    havent worked on older models.
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  4. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    They are simple to replace. Take the bottom knee panel off and you will have to take the 2 bolts off the hood release lever, Unscrew the radio bezel and slide it out about 2 inches, then take the speedo surround off (behind the steering wheel) then it should be 4 screws to take the speedo cluster out. Spin the cluster around and twist the bulbs out. There should be 6 all together so you may as well replace them all. You get can bulbs cheap at any autoparts store. I forget what size it is but if you take one with you they will match it up
  5. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Please do not post other forums info or instructions on the site without proper permissions from that site
  6. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Those Damn Kids

  7. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    Thank you my friend.
  8. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    Might as well go LED while you're changing them.
  9. YellowEyes89

    YellowEyes89 US Navy

    Is all of that the same for the 04 models? I'm thinking about changing the color of mine to blue to match the exterior
  10. Hooligan

    Hooligan Rangerholic!!

    I'm not too sure on the bulb setup on the 04's but taking it apart is the same way just check how many bulbs there are and you can even swap them for LED bulbs of different colors too

    Oh, thread moved to interior section
  11. buggman

    buggman Do not touch the trim!

    I believe all the clusters have 6 bulbs for "dash illumination", they'll be the larger (normally black, sometimes gray) bulb holders.
  12. Black mamba

    Black mamba The mannnn

    piece of cake man, unscrew the cluster and pull the bulbes out of the back with a half twist 2 the left
  13. OP

    zoops New Member

    Thanks for the help; could anyone point me in the direction of pictures to explain what you are talking about? I'm fairly illiterate when it comes to vehicle repair.
  14. mcpink

    mcpink New Member

    Here's the only pics I have of when I did mine. Didn't think to take more. The bulbs you need should be 194s.


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