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post #1 of 11 Old 09-20-2013, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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Gauge cluster bulb replacement

So I have the gauge cluster out which was not to crazy difficult. Getting the bulbs out however seems impossible. There are these little black sockets that should turn I assume. But for the life of me I can't make them turn. My fingers hurt from trying. Turning to you guys for help before I destroy this thing. Is there some trick to this? I have attached a picture. Hopefully it works.

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2001 F-250 7.3 2wd
3/5 DJM drop, AIS Intake, Strictly Diesel Ported Housing, CFM Boots, Banks Exhaust Brake, 4" Banks Straight Pipe, PHP Phoenix Chip, Tru-Cool 40K Trans Cooler, KCM HPX, Autometer Ford Match Gauges (Boost, Trans Temp, Pyro), International Up-Pipes

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i replaced some of mine with a 1/4 turn to the left

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Yeah, but they won't turn. I am going to have to turn them with a wrench to get some leverage, but am afraid I am going to break it.

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So I got them out, but they were so hard to turn that I had to use a wrench to get some leverage. I put in some led lights from AutoZone. Very happy with them. Glad to be able to see all my gauges at night.

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And here are the results. Super happy with these bulbs.

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i think i have to go get some bulbs tomorrow! that looks good!

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Looks great

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Thanks guys. Here is a better picture.

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How much did the bulbs run you? And how many are there in the cluster? Thanks
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They were $10 a piece and there are 5.

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