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No display dashboard or radio

1990 cougar dashboard is dark (digital display) and radio also. Radio works but no LED's on. Screen lights up and dims with switch but there are no station numbers or time display.

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    This morning the screen on my dashboard started rotating between three things (a blank screen, the Ford logo, and the actual radio/media screen). How do I fix this?

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    This morning the screen on my dashboard started rotating between three things (a blank screen, the Ford logo, and the actual radio/media screen). How do I fix this?

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On some models there is bulbs behind the dash and some have curcuits and you have to replace the whole cluster if you go to a salvage yard look at date just inside drivers door of when car was made and find one close to that date and it should work and as for the radio there is a bulb behind it check all fuses first

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dotted-line-527.gif 1995 Mercury Cougar Car Stereo Wire Diagram
Car Radio Battery Constant 12v+ Wire: Black/Orange
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*** 91 park ave with delco bose =

black = ground
dark green = lights on input
grey = panel lights
pink = on input
yellow = power input
orange = battery power input

nca = shield ground
tan = left fr spkr +
orange/black = left & right spkr -neg
lite green = right fr spkr +

nca = shield ground
dark blue = right rear spkr +
dark green/yellow = right & left spkr - neg
brown = left rear spkr +

purple/white = display dim output
pink = vehicle speed input
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**** 91 park ave without delco bose =

purple/white = display dim output
pink = vehicle speed input

grey = left front - neg
tan = left front + pos
dark green = right front - neg
light green = right front + pos

black = ground
dark green = display dim signal
grey = panel lights
pink = power antanna
yellow = ign input
orange = battery power
light blue = right rear - neg
dark blue = right rear + pos
yellow = left rear - neg
brown = left rear + pos .

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