My new (to me) daily driver 01 F350 isn't really all that old, but the dash lights were pretty crappy when I got it. The one over the tach was burned out, the one over the oil pressure and volt gauge was very tired, and the others weren't much to write home about either.
So I bought what ended up being about $10 in 194LL bulbs and tore into it tonight. Holy Smokes what a difference!
Next up is replacing the chalked out headlights with some new ones in the more cooler '05 style. The problem is my lenses came with the bulbs and the bulbs don't fit my harness. I found one H13 plug last night, but my signal needs a different plug too and those might be harder to come by. Still need to chop up the header to make the reflectors fit too, but that shouldn't take long. I didn't want to do that in the dark (so I installed my dvd player instead ).
This is what I'm doing to the headlights: http://www.riffraffdiesel.com/conten...structions.pdf
I just have the regular chromey ones, I don't care for the Harley black outlines. Should be a nice improvement once I get it done. The one-piece looks a lot better to me. The ones it came with look cobbled with all the different edges that don't quite line up right.
Speaking of cobbled - when I pulled the passenger light assembly off, I found a jerry rigged connection between the factory harness and the signal light; complete with a zip tie holding two butchered connectors together. The joys of buying used stuff... Never know when you'll find a surprise.