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Old 09-29-2010, 11:01 AM   #1
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qustion about dash light

My dash light on the right side of my instrument cluster has gone out. Half of my speedo and fuel gage is burned out. I was wondering if its hard to replace the bulb? Also can I pick up a new bulb from an auto parts store or is it dealer part only?


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Old 07-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Digging up an old thread because I want to know the answer. Anyone know?
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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Here you go, this may help. Good luck!

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The answer to the bulb question

Thanks, everyone for your help. I actually finally found my answer. After searching an online Ford parts database, calling multiple dealership parts departments, numerous online parts catalogs and visiting at least a half a dozen local auto parts shops, I was beginning to think I was out of luck. The Ford dealerships told me that the bulb is not replaceable and that you have to oder a part #13466 that includes the bulb's housing. The cost... drum roll please... $15 PER BULB!!!

The thing is, the bulb removes from the housing quite readily, so I knew that the bulb itself HAS to be changeable. The bulb simply slides out of the wide housing with a little tug.

After browsing bulbs at many shops, I finally found exactly what I needed hanging on a rack at Autozone. The bulb needed is 2721 LL by Sylvania. Fits perfect, and $5 later, my two burned out bulbs are replaced!
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Thanks, everyone for your help. I actually finally found my answer. After searching an online Ford parts database, calling multiple dealership parts departments, numerous online parts catalogs and visiting at least a half a dozen local auto parts shops, I was beginning to think I was out of luck. The Ford dealerships told me that the bulb is not replaceable and that you have to oder a part #13466 that includes the bulb's housing. The cost... drum roll please... $15 PER BULB!!!

The thing is, the bulb removes from the housing quite readily, so I knew that the bulb itself HAS to be changeable. The bulb simply slides out of the wide housing with a little tug.

After browsing bulbs at many shops, I finally found exactly what I needed hanging on a rack at Autozone. The bulb needed is 2721 LL by Sylvania. Fits perfect, and $5 later, my two burned out bulbs are replaced!
EXCELLENT Post!!

If this is the case, the 2721 incandescent dash bulbs can be bought on ebay for about 99 cents. They are also sold with base socket for nearly as cheap. I also see plenty of led's on ebay that show compatibility with the 2721 bulbs. Apparently Audi owners are having luck substituting 2721-compatible LED's for their standard 2721 bulbs. However you might want to stick with white led since I think the 05-07 clusters have a colored shade in them that would prevent other colors from showing well. I'm also doubt if the dimming feature will work with led's.

Try this on ebay to limit seaarch to incandescents: 2721 bulb -led
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