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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-11, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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New member-- instrument panel lights

Hey guys. A little introduction: I'm new to this forum, but not to Crown Vics and older Fords. I've had my Vicky for a couple years. It's an 89, creeping up on 100k miles and still looks and runs great. Here's a picture of my ladies:
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Now for the issue.
The Vicky's instrument panel lights are barely visible at night lately. I think a couple of them have burned out. Obviously it won't be as easy a fix as the ones I just replaced in my 67 Galaxie, but hopefully they're the same type of bulb, because I have extras left over. Does anyone know whether they're 1895-style bulbs, or 194-style? How much dash do I have to remove to get to them? Any info would help, pictures would help even more. Thanks!


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-17-11, 03:28 PM
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Re: New member-- instrument panel lights

Here's how to remove the dash. | Repair Guides | Instruments And Switches | Instrument Cluster | AutoZone.com

I'm pretty sure the bulbs are the 194. I've seen the 161 in some dashes but not sure if your model was one. They have a lower wattage so are dimmer.

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i usually remove the blue covers in the setup and install LEDs color of choice... removing the blue filter things will let the light thru better too... they are 194 bulbs


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I prefer blue LED's myself. I have those in my '87 Cutlass, and '84 Hurst/Olds. But, with my '00 GM having the digital dash, I would guess that changing any bulbs is out of the question.

If you go with LED's, look up: www.superbrightleds.com. They have the best bulbs, have customer service, with actual human beings that answer a phone, and a decent return policy. I've used other company's LED's, but ended up trying to return them. They just don't have the quality of superbrights.

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