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Dash light bulb replacement

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by Joel_mccr, April 28, 2015.

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  1. Joel_mccr

    Joel_mccr New Member

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    I have a 2009 Ford Explorer. My question is what is the bulb number for instrument cluster. Half of my speedometer is not lighting up. I know how to replace the bulb. It appears to be pretty simple. My only issue is I do now know what bulb number is. I have searched the forums and have found several different answers. The bulb number most people say is it's 194. But I have noticed that those are older year models than mine. I just didn't want to get dash apart and cluster out to figure out it's a weird bulb number that I would have to order. So does anyone know For sure what the bulb number is for the instrument cluster (dash lights) bulb number is for a 2009 Ford Explorer. Thanks
     
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    swshawaii Elite Explorer

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    Ok thank you for the help. My next question is does changing the color of the bulb affect the dash lights at all? Or are they always going to appear green regardless of the bulb color? And if I switch the instrument cluster bulbs to LED how many total do I need to order? Thanks again
     
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    If you get LED's get the green ones. Any other color will make the instrument cluster unreadable at night. If I remember correctly there are 7 bulbs.
     
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    the color is the overlay not the bulb color so changing the color of the bulb just makes it dimmer or blends the color to a color you did not want... I did these led's in mine.... they shorted something out and now I have had no cluster illumination and warning lights for the last 3 months...... pretty expensive outcome... i don't have that kind of money to replace the cluster and you cant just swap in a used $100 cluster with a close milage... and I dont have any idea on the cost to program one
     

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