Go Back   Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Late Model F150s > 1997 - 2003 Ford F150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-01-2012, 03:08 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

I replaced my under-the-hood 912 bulb with a couple of festoon LEDs, hardwired into an old bicycle light assembly. (OK, it was a phone camera, but this does throw a lot of light)
Attached Thumbnails
97-03 LED full guide!!-led_hood.jpg  
__________________
1998 SuperCab Lariat, K&N CAI, LED Halo headlights, LED gauge / temp / headlight switch panel mods
Warspite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 03:14 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2000MTZ View Post
a little more...

step/courtesy - 194 Bulb, can fit some oversized bulbs
Map lights - same as dome - 578 festoon
glove box - 194 bulb
Cluster for 97-98 - 194 Bulbs

I think that's all of them for interior lights, I have all the sizes needed for dash lights in my Cluster color swap thread which browningSCrew added above
Cluster on the '97-'98 also needs two 37's along with the five 194s. The indicator lights (turn signals, door ajar, 4x4, etc) are also 37's, but since they're on so infrequently, most choose not to replace the existing bulbs.
__________________
1998 SuperCab Lariat, K&N CAI, LED Halo headlights, LED gauge / temp / headlight switch panel mods
Warspite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:29 AM   #13
Resident light whore
 
BrowningSCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 26,259
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 575 Times in 497 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dholla
which one is the 3rd brake light? i think on your guide its 912 but on superbrightleds.com its 194, at least that's the one that i kept getting when i searched for the 912 led replacement.
On my truck all 3 were 912's
__________________
See here for the full LED bulb guide!!http://www.f150forum.com/f6/97-03-le...-guide-174498/
My SCrew's build thread, check it out http://www.f150forum.com/f78/slowly-...ogress-141914/
BrowningSCrew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 07:31 AM   #14
Resident light whore
 
BrowningSCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 26,259
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 575 Times in 497 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Also, the bulb holder on the license plate light is too loose to hold the LED bulbs so you have to kind of push the metal prongs in so it gets a good connection and lights up
__________________
See here for the full LED bulb guide!!http://www.f150forum.com/f6/97-03-le...-guide-174498/
My SCrew's build thread, check it out http://www.f150forum.com/f78/slowly-...ogress-141914/
BrowningSCrew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrowningSCrew View Post
On my truck all 3 were 912's
On my '98, the bed lights in that assembly were 4W 194s. The center 3rd brake light was a 912. And that one, has part of the plastic warped from the heat (Atlanta traffic always has you on the brake). I replaced the bedlights with 194s that had 10 LEDs in them, and the brake light with one that had 18 LEDs (longer, not wider).
__________________
1998 SuperCab Lariat, K&N CAI, LED Halo headlights, LED gauge / temp / headlight switch panel mods
Warspite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Warspite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 1,137
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Thanks: 13
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrowningSCrew View Post
Also, the bulb holder on the license plate light is too loose to hold the LED bulbs so you have to kind of push the metal prongs in so it gets a good connection and lights up
It all depends where you get your LEDs from, too. The ones I got from China off Ebay had a thinner base, and one thin wire lead for + and -. These did require a needlenose pliers to close up the contacts. The ones I got off Superbrightleds.com were as thick at the base as the incandescent bulbs that came out, so no adjustment of the contacts were necessary. The ones from Superbrightleds.com are of higher quality, and one has yet to fail (I have about a 50/50 mix of vendor LEDs on mine.
__________________
1998 SuperCab Lariat, K&N CAI, LED Halo headlights, LED gauge / temp / headlight switch panel mods
Warspite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #17
Resident light whore
 
BrowningSCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 26,259
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 575 Times in 497 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

The door light is the step/courtesy light right? Putting together an order now to complete my swap as far as dome lights and such.
__________________
See here for the full LED bulb guide!!http://www.f150forum.com/f6/97-03-le...-guide-174498/
My SCrew's build thread, check it out http://www.f150forum.com/f78/slowly-...ogress-141914/
BrowningSCrew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 05:25 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
99Longhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Barrie, On
Posts: 3,538
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 45
Thanked 52 Times in 48 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrowningSCrew
The door light is the step/courtesy light right? Putting together an order now to complete my swap as far as dome lights and such.
Think I got scammed by amazon.. Ordered some and haven't go them
99Longhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:27 PM   #19
Resident light whore
 
BrowningSCrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 26,259
Mentioned: 89 Post(s)
Thanks: 16
Thanked 575 Times in 497 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tysonstein

Think I got scammed by amazon.. Ordered some and haven't go them
Mine took a couple weeks, did you track the shipping?
__________________
See here for the full LED bulb guide!!http://www.f150forum.com/f6/97-03-le...-guide-174498/
My SCrew's build thread, check it out http://www.f150forum.com/f78/slowly-...ogress-141914/
BrowningSCrew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
99Longhorn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Barrie, On
Posts: 3,538
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Thanks: 45
Thanked 52 Times in 48 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrowningSCrew

Mine took a couple weeks, did you track the shipping?
Went on amazon and it doesn't show it
99Longhorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 06:33 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Join F150 Forum

 

The Mustang Source
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 20011 F150forum.com
This site is in no way affiliated with the Ford Motor Company.