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Old 04-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #11
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Well, obviously, '07 has to be different. I have 5 bulbs that all look the same. Took 1 of them with me to Advance Auto and looked like they would match up with the #74 bulbs. Oh no, they are not the same! The #74's are slightly fatter. They fit into their little sockets but spreads them out slightly and will not fit into the circuit board. Sooo... what size are these bulbs? Do I have to resort to going to the dealer and pay, what... $5-10 per bulb???
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:08 PM   #12
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:03 PM   #13
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Well, obviously, '07 has to be different. I have 5 bulbs that all look the same. Took 1 of them with me to Advance Auto and looked like they would match up with the #74 bulbs. Oh no, they are not the same! The #74's are slightly fatter. They fit into their little sockets but spreads them out slightly and will not fit into the circuit board. Sooo... what size are these bulbs? Do I have to resort to going to the dealer and pay, what... $5-10 per bulb???
I believe the correct size you need is #37. I just tried replacing my HVAC lights with some new #74 bulbs and had the same problem with the base spreading open a little and you couldn't push it back together. I looked around and saw the #37 bulb as a cross reference. I don't know if it's physically smaller or not but I'm going to check the auto part store and see if they carry these.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #14
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had to change my odometer bulb today, took about 20 mins to get the cluster in and out. I used a small pair of needle nose pliers to twist the bulb socket out. The trick was figuring out how to loosen that black clip holding the connector in...once I figured that out, piece of cake
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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I know its an old thread, but did anyone figure out what bulbs fit the 07? As mentioned above, 74 is too bulky. I also tried 37s and they also spread the fitting too much to fit back into the socket. Specifically, im changing two bulbs in the environmental air conditioning panel... 2007 ZXW.
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Old 09-24-2012, 12:40 AM   #16
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i was looking for LEDs to replace the bulbs in my 2001 focus se but im having trouble finding ones that are #198. ive found plenty that are #194 but im not sure if those will work or not?
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i was looking for LEDs to replace the bulbs in my 2001 focus se but im having trouble finding ones that are #198. ive found plenty that are #194 but im not sure if those will work or not?
Don't know if any of this helps, but I believe the 198 cross references to 1157 or 1034 (never heard of 198 until I found this cross reference)

http://www.imperialsupplies.com/pdf/D_VehicleLightingBulbCrossReferenceChart.pdf

This site has an LED version of the 1157:

http://www.superbrightleds.com/searc...d-lights/1157/
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Sorry this is so old, but to replace my 2000's dash lights, just follow the instructions, pop out the old lights, put in new blue leds (74 and 198) and re install?
Will the blue leds shine blue then on my numbers? Thanks for the help guys. Any pics of this done by anyone?
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i tried putting blue LEDs in my dashboard but it didnt turn out as i expected. the numbers light up a really dim greenish blue color and everything has a blue outline on it. it doesnt actually turn everything blue because of the green tint that was already in the dashboard. im gonna try green ones next and see how that goes.
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i tried putting blue LEDs in my dashboard but it didnt turn out as i expected. the numbers light up a really dim greenish blue color and everything has a blue outline on it. it doesnt actually turn everything blue because of the green tint that was already in the dashboard. im gonna try green ones next and see how that goes.
Did you sand the numbers to let only blue through? Its the only way unless you buy a aftermarket gauge face
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