Click your make below to see the failures we service for specific models. Disconnect it and inspect for a chaffe. Pull out the cluster and check the bulb. I was driving along, and smelled what I felt was a smoking printed circuit board. Speedometer repair, instrument cluster, and instrument cluster repair. Pull the cluster out, and remove the witing connectors. If this works, follow the relay clicking noise.
Nov 19, 2010 -it could be a loose connection at the harness. Yesterday when pulling in to get fuel I had to back up to pull in the other side on the pumps well when I went to put it in reverse I pulled on the overdrive lever and it came off and the wires were exposed ,after I finished getting fuel put it in drive and went to give it gas and nothing , the wires had shorted out and blown the fuse. You want to make sure that your Ford cluster repair is done by a company that has experience and knowledge in preforming these repairs. If there is not sufficient access to disengage the speedometer cable from the speedometer, it may be necessary to remove the speedometer cable at the transmission and pull cable through cowl, to allow room to reach the speedometer quick disconnect. Follow the speedo wire down to where it connects to the transmission - you pull out a little metal clip that holds it in and then pull it out this gives you room to pull the speedo out. . These use a different relay and says the lights are okay.
I realize this is a old thread but helped me out a lot, so maybe me adding to it may help someone else. To avoid the high cost of Ford replacement instrument clusters, rapid panel repair is imperative; otherwise the panel may give faulty readings and send wrong messages to the driver. Thank you - I am happy to recommend you to other Ford owners. If you need help troubleshooting your inaccurate speedometer or any other gauges in your Ford truck, please call us. The turn signals lights should all start blinking. The two relays are next to each other. You may want to check the fuses.
Special Rates for Car Dealerships, Junk Yards and Shops. The shift handle has a little bundle of wires coming out of it. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. This is a pretty common problem. When you can pull the instrument panel out a bit, undo the little wires in the back that plug into each of the smaller gauges and then there is one humungous wire in the back for the speedo. The Ford instrument cluster is commonly referred to as the instrument panel, dash cluster, speedo, speedometer, gauge cluster, or cluster.
Once the repair is completed, your gauge cluster will then be re-tested to ensure all gauges are calibrated correctly. We repair many types of electronic and digital Ford instrument clusters. We repair many types of electronic and digital Ford instrument clusters. Then there is a bunch of little screws to undo make sure it is not the ones that hold the plastic cover down. The hardest part was probably getting the black dash part out past the steering wheel - this would be much easier if you know how to remove the steering wheel.
So you have to refer to the factory legends to learn the identification symbols and then refer back to circuit diagrams to find the splice and ground locations. We will inspect and test gauge cluster backlight bulbs Bulbs will be replaced free of charge. They will be used Tested motors. Pull the dash off and then the instrument panel off and it is connected to the back of the instrument panel itself, easy to do but a lot of work. There is a instrument panel dimmer switch on the multi-function lever on the left side of the steering wheel. Ford should recall the instrument cluster for 2003-4 models. Next, remove the 4 screws that holds the cluster to the dash.
Had to remove the keft kick panel and there was a yellow wire coming from the lower harness up toward the dash. The bulbs are accessible from the back of the cluster. If you need to dig into your doors, dash or console, Alldatadiy. If it's good, see if you can clean the contact surfaces to get it working again. However, also includes disassembly instructions for interior trim panels and exterior items like headlights and tail lights. If the truck is 4x4, there is a 4x4 differential fuse that also controls the turn signals. The fix is to reprogram the cluster with the latest calibration.
The Super Duty or SuperDuty instrument cluster has several common issues including stuck gauges and the battery saver relay circuit. Took a couple of minutes to disconnect the second, the black thing is the key. I have not gotten that far in the troubleshooting yet. My Ford instrument panel is back functioning in good form. The bulb replacement can not be done 'from under the dash'. The wire going from the fuse to the instrument cluster is red and yellow and the wire between the cluster and the alternator is lite green and red.
The problem is caused by faulty software. Did what that forum suggested. These are all issues we are able to repair. I might also have an overheated wire in a cable that might have to be replaced. Replace all while your there. Pull out the black dash piece, uses a lot of force because you have to squeeze it pas … t the steering wheel and the rest of the dash it can be done, takes a lot of force though make sure you unplug the rear defrost unit if you have one note: I read in a manual that you can take out the steering wheel and it makes it much easier - I didn't know this and took it out with the steering wheel still installed. Other Vehicles contact us for pricing.
Good Luck Posted on Oct 14, 2008 Hi, it's possible the bulb is burned out or not making good contact with the circuit board. Did what that fo … rum suggested. How to fix it: 1. Good luck with your problem. We perform Ford instrument cluster repairs, speedometer, and odometer repairs for a wide variety of Ford cars and trucks correcting many different issues. My 1995 Ford Ranger dashboard is dark, the control to the cab light is operational. We are passionate to see all Ford vehicles safe on the road and to offer you the best Ford Instrument Cluster Repair service available.