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Read & watch the ForumThreads & Videos listed below for details on removing the center Air+Radio panel, then left InstrumentCluster panel, to allow replacing Bulbs. Installing LightEmittingDiodes\LEDs in place of the original IncandescentBulbs is NOT recommended, as LEDs will NOT properly operate in several of the circuits & despite advertising, LEDs are NOT as reliable\durable\simple as Bulbs. Some patience & these basic items are needed:

* 12v11wBulbs 16ea T5mmWedge*18mmLong: Sylvania#906\912, Do NOT Use 18w Sylvania#921
* 12v3wBulbs 8ea T10mmWedge*23mmLong: Sylvania#161\194, Do NOT Use 5w Sylvania#168\2825
* ElectricalSprayCleaner +700gSandPaper\EmeryCloth
* 7mm HexHead Socket+Driver\Ratchet
* ChannelLockPliers +NeedleNosePliers
* JewelersMini FlatScrewDriver
* MultiMeter With Ohm+Continuity+VDC Modes

LINKS TO RELATED INFO

Thanks go to the brave souls who've preceded me in similar adventures & freely shared their experience below:

http://www.therangerstation.com/tech/1995-2011-gauge-cluster-removal-and-bulb-replacement Center+LeftDash Assembly
http://youtu.be/3HU0luMB1xI?t=39 Center+LeftDash Assembly
http://youtu.be/dXQSmGV-y4I?t=4 Instrument Lamps: LEDs, DONT DO IT!
http://youtu.be/uK4PZzjlwgY?t=1 Instrument Lamps
http://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-exterior-electrical-123/how-replacing-instrument-cluster-lights-65263 Instrument Lamps
http://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-semi-tech-40/sport-trac-instrument-cluster-6022 Instrument Swap
https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/threads/instrument-cluster-swap-2002-sport-trac-into-1999-mountaineer.470708 Instrument Swap
http://web.archive.org/web/20200816162941if_/https://www.therangerstation.com/tech/ford-ranger-odometer-gauge-swap Instrument OdoMeter
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech/odometer-worm-gear-replacement Instrument OdoMeter
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech/adjust-repair-instrument-cluster-gear-indicator Instrument GearIndicator
http://web.archive.org/web/20200921060217if_/http://www.explorer4x4.com/overhead.htm UpperConsole Install
http://youtu.be/nk5-HiaR06E?t=14 UpperConsole Fix
http://youtu.be/AtqSTUusWHI?t=4 UpperConsole Fix
https://www.explorerforum.com/forums/threads/overhead-console-display-fix.187953 UpperConsole Fix
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech/explorer-overhead-console-upgrade UpperConsole UpGrade
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