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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 05:49 pm
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OK I just found out there might be differences in the dome lights LOL. I just pulled one off a reg cab and it only has 2 lights, my ex cab of the same year has 3 and is larger. The ex cab I was going to put it in has a tab in the wrong place.

What is up? And is there a way to remove the connectors (under the light attached to roof of truck) without snapping the plastic clip?



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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 06:07 pm
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From what I have seen at work there are like 4 different ones. It's easy to change the wiring on the roof



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 Posted: Tue Aug 21st, 2018 06:45 pm
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The small one doesn't cover the hole 100%



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I was wrong, they are the same size just tabs in the wrong place. One has a middle light the other don't. Might just be a short cab long cab thing or perhaps there was an interior lighting option, dunno.

Right is the ex cab with extra light left single cab no middle light.





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that's odd. i've never seen a 2 bulb bubble dome before... only the 3 bulb bubble domes.
you should be able to snip off those extra tabs & bolt right up though.



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What's the LED number for the middle bulb which is a 212-2. I can't really find an LED replacement.

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Depends... are you looking for warm, medium, daylight and how bright do you want it?

You can't go wrong with a Sylvania 578 they are pricey but out of ALL the LED based bulbs I have purchased in the last 4 or so years... the 2 Sylvania tail lights I have are the only ones still performing at 100%. I imagine this is a "you get what you pay for" situation.

We have a local vendor here BUGGMAN who has done more research on LED stuff than anyone I know.

I have one of his prototype 3rd brake light with separated turn signals.
https://ford-rangers.com/forum46/368.html

He's kinda like our local go to for LED info.



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I just an explorer 3 bulb dome light in whitey



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Has anyone done any comparison on how each of the lights light-up the cabs ?

AND... although a little different... there is the Explorer OHC Mod, once set up should give a lot of extra light to the interior... and with the Buggman LED Mod, the bulbs should last for a long time. It can be setup as a manual override and work when all you need is a Map Light.



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black06xlt wrote:

Did that just bolt right up?

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Not exactly. I had to drill mounting holes for it. This light bolted right in my 06 but not in my 98. It's easy enough to figure out how to install so I didnt take any pictures of the install



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I'm going to get myself one. I like the idea of more interior lighting. My dome light is terrible, even with an LED bulb in it.

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A good way to add more is install an explorer over head console



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