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Old 01-27-2019, 08:48 AM
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I noticed that the backlight in my headlight switch had burned out. Ford offers no replacement. I pulled the switch from the dash( very easy to do) and on the back of the switch is a bulb that 1/4 twists into place. Doing some searching on the net I cannot determine exactly what kind of bulb this is. Any help?
 

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Old 01-27-2019, 02:14 PM
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Never replaced one..

Bulb pull straight out?
If so, like the old clock,radio backlight etc micro bulbs Ford used, there are two different candle power bulbs. It may say printed on the bulb.
Looks like it’s suffered from some heat. May just be a lost connection, or bulb..
 
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uncommon looking bulb for sure. Probably a wrecking yard project...
pain in the rear for such a small part
 

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Originally Posted by Hayapower View Post
Never replaced one..

Bulb pull straight out?
If so, like the old clock,radio backlight etc micro bulbs Ford used, there are two different candle power bulbs. It may say printed on the bulb.
Looks like itís suffered from some heat. May just be a lost connection, or bulb..
looks like the bulb has long leads that come out the bottom and bend around to make the connection
 
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:31 AM
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That’s what i thought,, a replacement bulb can be sourced at most auto parts vendors, Radio Shac, online etc..
 
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Originally Posted by Hayapower View Post
Thatís what i thought,, a replacement bulb can be sourced at most auto parts vendors, Radio Shac, online etc..
I will give it a try
 
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These are called micro wedge base bulbs.

There are 2 that look exactly alike, and either would work. One being a smidge brighter.
A #74 which is 1.4 watt, and a #37 is 1.26 watt..

Generally the bulb number is printed on its face and with a magnifying glass visible., sometimesí
 

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Thanks I will check it out
 
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Pull old bulb from base

Drill out center holes with 3/32 bit

Got 50 of these with diodes already attatched and heat shrinked in place


Strip back insulation

Insert led in base and wrap around contact points just like original bulb
 
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Those bulbs were from amazon . 50 pc 12v led 5mm. Only cost $8.56 and got them in 2 days. Perfect fit. Only took an hour start to finish .
 

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