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Old 07-10-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default trip/odometer not lighting up anymore who's fixed this?

I found a video on how to do it but it does not say how to get the first panel off. Says just to remove the 2 screws by the shins but after removing those its still held in place by clips or something. 2 screws in and I'm already stuck. Any advice? Part of me is thinking to just leave it be since all mine does is miles and trip.
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I'm having a similar problem. Check in your owners manual at the fuse panel on the passenger floor board. On mine the cluster fuse does not blow but cruds up and looses a conection causing it no not light up or turn on at all. Once i clean the fuse or just replace it starts working again.
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I found a video on how to do it but it does not say how to get the first panel off. Says just to remove the 2 screws by the shins but after removing those its still held in place by clips or something. 2 screws in and I'm already stuck. Any advice? Part of me is thinking to just leave it be since all mine does is miles and trip.
my 06xlt has the same issue i bought a flashlight to read the odometer to figure the milage but its a pain the the butt thought someone said there is no bulb for it tho. let me know what you find all other cluster lights work
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Try checking the fuse. Mine does the exact same. The odometer does not light up or even turn on, when i replace the fuse it works again.
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i'll give it a try.thanx. i would have thought it would be one fuse for entire cluster
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Mine was just a dead bulb. I could see the numbers on the display but just barely in ideal lighting situations. I replaced it about 6 months ago. They are little tiny bulbs, I forget the size but there's about 7 of them that light up various parts of the cluster.

You are on the right track. Start with the two lower bolts that are way down there. The panels will still be clipped into place. You have to give them a tug to get them started and they pop off. As you remove pieces, work your way up and you will reveal more bolts.
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bulb is replaceable. they are t-5 size bulbs.
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Thanks for the info guys. Will try this wkend when I have time. Ford dealer told me the whole cluster has to be replaced lol.
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Had the same problem. Went to Auto zone. I think it cost me 2 bucks. Easy fix
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Mine didnt work for 10,000 miles when I bought the truck untill I found someone else said theres quit working. I had no idea it was suppose to light up.
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