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Old 12-31-2011, 09:48 PM   #71
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wet gauges died in like 1939
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:34 AM   #72
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just educational -not smack down

well new holland IL must be a complete vacume of intel , since you work on fordcars all day and know more than anyone, you should also know that 'wet' gauges are very prevellant in many automotive arenas : off road racing, rally cars, drag racing, nostalgic cars
summit parts sells 'wet'gauges for many applications = under hood fuel pressure gauges, nostalgic old timey style tachs and speedos
the wet portion makes the gauge more sustainable in high vibration enviroments
now standard street cars arent considered high vibration but these 'super-tuner' specials might fall into that realm if enough motor work is done, but why would ford waste those dollars on 'wet'gauges when they could sell aftermarket for triple prices
then the real question "why does a ford mechanic not know any of this??"
so arrogance covers ignorance = sounds like your a government worker for obummer
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #73
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ok sorry in a production car and if they are so useful in offroad use why are they not in fords massive offroad truck the raptor. oh i know why because they are useless by todays standards the gauges of today are like everything on modern cars better the only thing you MIGHT ever see them in is a hardcore rally car
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:12 PM   #74
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how would you just make the lights brighter? I cant even see my odometer at night at all and my background lights are very weak...please help!
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turndial next to the headlight switch
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #76
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turndial next to the headlight switch
I know that...im not an idiot haha

I think the lights that are in there just either suck or are burnt out
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those tiny bulbs burnout easily in a gauge console; with just speedometer you have 3 lightbulbs with a tach there are 5 light bulbs = those tiny bulbs are $4 each at local auto parts places
remove gauge console from dash - work slowly so you dont crack any of the plastic dash pieces
there are tiny grey light-bulb-pods that turn into -screw- 1/4 turn into the white framework of the gauge console - my hands are too huge so I used a small needle nose plyer to twist and remove the tiny lightbulbpods ; then another needlenose plyer to grasp the bulb and pull from the grey pod = take the bulb with you to the store to match up there are probably 2million different sizes to choose from and not interchangable
have seen led style bulbs for these on ebay and other internet sights but there is the delivery time , there are even colored led for the dash maybe an alternative to rebuilding the entire dash gauge console = just switch to colored leds ???
I am sure that some 20something arrogant pos will now chew me out for giving this advice cause it isnt in line with his supreme knowledge
just check for yourself and change your own bulbs
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:38 AM   #78
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those tiny bulbs burnout easily in a gauge console; with just speedometer you have 3 lightbulbs with a tach there are 5 light bulbs = those tiny bulbs are $4 each at local auto parts places
remove gauge console from dash - work slowly so you dont crack any of the plastic dash pieces
there are tiny grey light-bulb-pods that turn into -screw- 1/4 turn into the white framework of the gauge console - my hands are too huge so I used a small needle nose plyer to twist and remove the tiny lightbulbpods ; then another needlenose plyer to grasp the bulb and pull from the grey pod = take the bulb with you to the store to match up there are probably 2million different sizes to choose from and not interchangable
have seen led style bulbs for these on ebay and other internet sights but there is the delivery time , there are even colored led for the dash maybe an alternative to rebuilding the entire dash gauge console = just switch to colored leds ???
I am sure that some 20something arrogant pos will now chew me out for giving this advice cause it isnt in line with his supreme knowledge
just check for yourself and change your own bulbs
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oh nice, yeah ill have to check that out but unfortunately wont be able to work on it until the weather changes around here. its so cold that i dont want to be twerking on the gauge cluster at all cuz it would prolly crack but when i get a chance when the weather changes ill take it apart and let people know if it worked and try to get some before and after pictures. thanks man
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The really small bubs are #74. I think I'll pull my cluster out and do the color change tomorrow.
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wait so do u need colord transparent material or cant you just replace the bulbs with a differnet color. becuase i didnt see a green transparent sheet so it must just be the bulb right
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