Found a fix for traction control switch

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  1. SmokeyLa

    SmokeyLa New Member

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    My traction control switch stopped working and i thought it might be the bulb. Ford says there is no replacement through them only the whole switch so i thought i might try some bulbs from radio shack and found #7219 micro lamps 12v 60mA with a wire-terminal base works perfectly. Cheap fix as its only about $1.50 for the bulbs. Once u take out the switch and see the bulb holders on the side of the switch it should be pretty self explanitory how to go about it. If anyone needs help with it let me know.
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    Awesome that you posted it. Write that bulb number down somewhere, im sure some posts will come up in the future about it.

    But you might want to look into why that bulb went out in the first place...
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    i never knew there were two bulbs in there actually. The one must have been burned out since i had the car. Its a five year old car so i guess its time
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    WOW, awsome info man....*yoda*into my favorites this one will go.*yoda*
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    Mike97gt it doe snot Mod Dude Founding Member

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    excellent post, congrats you made the sticky!
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    It should.
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    ur the man... i dont feel like paying 60+ dollars for the whole switch... is anyone sellin a fog light switch, i took mine out because it stopped working and literally fell apart in my hand
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    fog light switch

    My switch blew both bulbs in my 1999 Cobra. I found this, and it's an exact replacement for the ones I took out. They listed themselves as 14V 40mA bulbs, which is the same as a .56 watt bulb rated at 14volts and .04A



    .56 watt .04 AMP 14 volt T1.75 Sub Miniature Wedge Base #18 Miniature Incandescent Eiko Light Bulb


    Eiko 40350 18 Miniature Automotive Light Bulb at eLightBulbs.com


    enjoy, I know I will
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    For LED replacement bulbs for the Traction Control Sw...go to "SUPERBRIGHTLEDS.COM". THE NEO3, AND NEO4 ARE THE TWO THAT ARE NEEDED. YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM MANY COLORS. DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE FOG LIGHT SWITCH, YET.

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    Great helpful info in this post.... replaced a burned out bulb in the fog light switch today (2 bulbs at the auto parts store for $4.25). It was a little tricky putting the switch back together so watch where the spring, small contact and ball-bearing parts come from when you disassemble it. Thank you all!
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    I re-did all 3 switches (read defrost, traction, fog lamps) with red 12v micro LEDs to match all my gauges. Just have to take time pulling switch apart and soldering them in.

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    was wondering if any one had step by step instructions on how to replacr the led bulbs in the control switches and maybe some picture of the inside of the switches after finished
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