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Broken gear shift indicator cable

The small copper cable that runs from the instrument cluster to the strreing column has broben. Is there a fix by replacing just the cable or do I need to replace the entire assembly?

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SOURCE: Instrument cluster failure causes fuse #29 to blow.

ok it could be quite simple
lets look at wrong size fuse
example 15 and you need a 25 fuse
also if you did any work on vehicle its quite possible that you grounded something out wrong retrace your work and fix accordingly
bad cluster relay is another problem that would cause these problems

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

short shadey
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SOURCE: how to fix or tell

check all your fuses you should at least have something does the needles move? and the lights dont work with the key on? could be the ignition switch if the fuses all check out they are under the dash and under the hood also please rate- jeff

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: instrument cluster not working

Look for a short in the overdrive cancel switch wiring

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

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SOURCE: need to reprogram 2000 windstar instrument cluster to old keys

unfortunately , no you can not.
Ford is good like this... they make their own tools for any number of FORD ONLY items , such as fasteners and etc. so that you can not work on them without buying their tools first.
The security features are definitely something you will need to contact the dealer about.
Wish I had a more positive answer for you!

Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 for ranger. The shift indicator

You will need to go to a Ford dealership and first get the part. The remove the radio's center trim panel. two screws are hidden at the bottom. Removet that panel the remove all screws that hold in the cluster trim. After the trim is removed, remove thecluster screws. You will see the cable which leads into the shift bowl. That is what is removed and replaced

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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NOTE: If the instrument cluster is replaced, the new one must be programmed to work with your engine computer or the engine will not run - it will go into theft-protect mode.

Getting it out is very easy:
1. Disable the Supplemental Restraint System
2. Tilt the steering column to the lowest position
3. Remove the steering column cover
4. Remove the instrument cluster finish panel
5. Remove the screw and disconnect the cable for the shift indicator
6. Remove instrument cluster screws
7. Disconnect the instrument cluster wiring connector
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9. Reverse procedure to install

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Plymouth grand voyager 1999 is not showing the readings on my dash for the fuel, speedometer, and has not passed emissions. What could be the problem?


Here is the procedure to check the gage connector on the back of the instrument cluster. The procedure is a lot longer if you have a mechanical PRNDL indicator in the cluster. I'm thinking you don't. You don't need to remove the cluster as the procedure says, because you're just going to check the connectors on the back. You just need to take the screws out and tilt it forward far enough to reach in and push the connectors in.


REMOVAL & INSTALLATION See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

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Fig. Fig. 1: To access the instrument cluster mounting screws, remove the lower bezel ...


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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and the driver's side end cap ...



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Fig. Fig. 3: ... to access the upper trim bezel screws. After removing all of the screws ...


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Fig. Fig. 4: ... carefully pull the upper bezel from the instrument panel

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
CAUTION The models covered by this guide are equipped with a Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), which utilizes a driver and passenger side air bag. Whenever working near any of the SRS components, such as the impact sensors, the air bag module, steering column and instrument panel, disable the SRS, as described earlier in this section.

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Fig. Fig. 5: Once the bezel is removed, the instrument cluster mounting screws can be removed (two on each side)

  1. Disable the air bag system.
  2. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, perform the following;
    1. Remove the lower steering column cover.
    2. Remove the knee blocker reinforcement panel from under the steering column.
Remove the indicator cable loop.
    1. Remove the clip securing the gear shift cable end to the gear selector adapter.
    2. Pull the cable end from the gear selector.

  1. Remove the instrument cluster bezel.
  2. Remove the mounting screws securing the instrument cluster to the instrument panel.
  3. Rotate the top of the cluster outward.
  4. Disengage the wiring harness connectors from behind the cluster assembly.
  5. Remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, carefully guide the range indicator cable and guide tube through the opening to avoid any possible damage.

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Fig. Fig. 6: After the mounting serews are removed, reach behind the cluster and unplug the electrical connectors ...





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Fig. Fig. 8: Instrument cluster mounting detail (models with a mechanical transmission range indicator)



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Fig. Fig. 9: Range indicator cable mounting detail
To install:

  1. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, verify the free travel of the range indicator cable from P to 1 by gently pulling on the cable, then relaxing the cable. Do NOT snap the cable once it is pulled.
  2. Position the instrument cluster assembly into the instrument panel by leading the bottom of the cluster in first, plug in the wiring harness connector(s), and rotate upward. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, route the indicator cable and guide tube through the opening in the instrument panel.


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Fig. Fig. 10: On models with a mechanical transmission range indicator, the cable must be accessed by removing the lower steering column cover. Remove the mounting fasteners, and lower the cover ...


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Fig. Fig. 11: ... disconnect the parking brake cable ...


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Fig. Fig. 12: and remove the reinforcement

  1. Install and tighten the instrument cluster mounting screws.
  2. Install the instrument cluster bezel.
  3. If equipped with a mechanical transmission range indicator, install the indicator cable and guide tube. Install the cable retaining clips.
  4. Install the knee blocker reinforcement panel.
  5. Install the lower steering column cover.
  6. Connect the negative battery cable.

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION Conventional Cluster Fig. 1: Remove the trim screw covers on the driver's and . . . 89606p41.jpg
Fig. 2: . . . passenger side of the instrument cluster 89606p42.jpg
Fig. 3: Remove the upper trim panel retaining screws 89606p43.jpg
Fig. 4: Remove the headlight switch knob 89606p44.jpg
Fig. 5: Detach the electrical connectors for the trim panel and remove it from the vehicle 89606p45.jpg
Fig. 6: Remove the instrument cluster retaining screws from either side of the cluster 89606p46.jpg
Fig. 7: Remove the transmission range indicator cable 89606p47.jpg
Fig. 8: Slide the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors and . . . 89606p48.jpg
Fig. 9: . . . . remove the instrument cluster from the vehicle 89606p49.jpg
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. On 1989 vehicles, disconnect the speedometer cable. On 1989 Crown Victoria and Grand Marquis, remove the headlight switch knob and shaft assembly.
  3. Remove the instrument cluster trim cover attaching screws and remove the trim cover.
  4. Except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower steering column cover retaining screws and remove the lower cover. On 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the knee bolster retaining screws and remove the knee bolster.
  5. On all except 1992-98 Grand Marquis, remove the lower half of the steering column shroud.
  6. Remove the screw holding the transmission range indicator column bracket to the steering column. Detach the cable loop from the pin and cane shift lever. Remove the column bracket from the column.
  7. Remove the 4 cluster retaining screws. Disconnect the cluster feed plugs from the receptacle and remove the cluster assembly.
  8. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
Electronic Cluster NOTE: The electronics within the electronic instrument cluster are not serviceable. In the event of an electronic failure, the entire instrument cluster must be replaced or returned to the manufacturer for repair.
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable and set the parking brake.
  2. Unsnap the center moulding on the left and right sides of the instrument panel. Remove the steering column cover and column shroud.
  3. Remove the knobs from the auto dim and auto lamp switches, if equipped. Remove the 13 screws retaining the instrument panel and pull the panel out.
  4. Move the shift lever to the 1 position, if required, for easier access.
  5. Detach the electrical connectors from the warning lamp module, switch module and center panel switches, if equipped.
  6. Remove the instrument cluster carefully so as not to scratch the cluster lens. Detach the electrical connector from the front of the cluster.
  7. Disconnect the transmission range indicator assembly from the cluster by carefully bending the bottom tab down and pulling the indicator assembly forward.
  8. Pull the cluster out and detach the electrical connectors on the rear of the cluster. Remove the instrument cluster.
  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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