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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
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LED gauge Cluster

Hi I'm new to the site and had a question about my 96 crewcab shortbed. I have a few gauge lights out and would like to go ahead and replace them all with leds. I found some small led wedge lights that replace the 194's. Would I need anything else besides the bulbs to make this work. That also have wide angle leds that have 5 outlets on it. Just not sure what and where to get these I am not worried about changing the color as much as I am seeing the gauges at night. How many would I need to order. All help is appreciated new to the Ford psd scene so anything is beneficial to me. This is the website that I was looking at to order. Superbrightleds.com
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-18-2009, 01:29 AM
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Ya, you can directly replace the stock bulbs with 194 led's and do nothing else. Unfortunatly, you can not change the color as the plactic the gauge faces are made of is actually green plastic. The only way to change the color is get the gauge overlays. They can be got from Complete Performance and they are really great looking. They are (really bright)adjustable brighness blue or green lighting with white faces. Hope this helps.

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Well I'm glad they work thank you. Does anyone know how many I need for the entire thing? and are the needle lights 194 too?
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Well I'm glad they work thank you. Does anyone know how many I need for the entire thing? and are the needle lights 194 too?
They are all 194 bulbs 12 or so of them I think

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They are all 194 bulbs 12 or so of them I think
Make sure darn it ! I want to do this.

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Make sure darn it ! I want to do this.
You just want to replace blown bulbs or put in clear LED bulbs?

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You just want to replace blown bulbs or put in clear LED bulbs?
Well I'm old and I need more light................ Naw I got one or two that are out I think.

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Replace the 194 bulbs with 168. Sorry about the fuzzy pic but you get the idea.

194 = 3.8w
168 = 4.9w



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I think thats what I'm going to do instead of the led's they look much brighter and to avoid hot spots I would have to spend a ton in LEDS. Have you had any problem with bulb life going to a higher wattage bulb?
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damn i need those bulbs lol
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