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Changing cluster (dash) lights in 1996 F-250

Has anyone had any experience changing the dash/cluster lights on their trucks? Someone told me they were sold as one complete set and may cost up to $200.00. However, when I googled it, I think the lights in my truck are just a type of screw in bulb. The numbers at the top of my speedomenter are hard to read due to no light behind them. Also, is this a big undertaking where I can do it in one evening and have it done in a few hours or should I plan to start this on a Saturday morning so I have plenty of time?

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takes about half hour at most, they are 197 bulbs iirc, same as the cab lights, here is a write up to replace them
Older F Series .net • View topic - HOW-TO: Install Instrument Cluster with Tach

instead of full disassembly of the cluster tho, just flip it over and the tabs in the back just twist out bulbs just slip in to the clips and re install

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Wow, great article 351fifty with great pics to go with it! I think I'll take care of it this evening. Thanks!

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yeah its fairly easy, if you search around there are a few threads on using LED's and changing the dash color as well

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