Replace an interior/panel light switch on a 92 Taurus
I have a 92 Taurus that I have no panel lights. I have checked the fuses and didn't find them blown. Turning the switch I can get The interior lights to come on but no dash lights. What else could it be.
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Corroded fuse connection.Interior lights are on the same fuse.Pull cover off the fuse panel,fuse placement diagram is on back side of panel cover.Clean the fuse or replace it.Those connections are vital and you may have to put some type of extra metal or foil in with the blades of the fuse if the fuse is loose in the panel to tighten the connection also.May not be corroded,just a loose connection.
The fuse will be a blue 15 amp generally knee height beside your steering column ,you have to release the panel covering the fuses to see them . best to kneel on the ground with the door open. Find the fuse by pulling out and replacing untill you get the right one, usually around number 25 and sometimes called a courtesy light. The fuse diagram is on the inside of the cover when you remove it. there will be a indent for your fingers to pull on and release the panel/cover. Have you tried manually pushing the switch on the door column and spraying some WD 40 into it ? hope this helps you.
I don't believe the two problems are related. For the interior lights check fuses #4 and #40 in the rear fuse panel. Also make sure you didn't inadvertently press the interior light disable button on the left side of the dash. The cruise control can be disabled for several reasons, such as the check engine light being on, brake lights on continuously, vehicle speed sensor defective or a defect in the turn signal stalk. A technician with a high end scan tool can diagnose the problem easily.
Check your owners manual for your fuse panel, it will show you the location of the fuse panel, as well as the fuse location for the interior lamps. If the fuses seem ok, check your door switches, located near your door hinges on each door, they should be spring loaded, and mov in and out freely. It is very likely some dirt,or rust has locked one of the in the closed position, however if all the switches are funtioning properly, Check the interior dimmer switch, this controls your dash light brightness, as well as your interior lights. If you cant control the dash light brightness this is likely the culprit.
Sounds like you have a bad headlight switch. I would also check fuses 1&2 in the fuse box, those are for the low beam headlights, and fuse 3 is for the instrument panel lights and the license plate lights. All 3 should be 10 amp fuses.
1. there should be a 5A fuse for the dashoard lights in the fuse panel. Yes it may be cause by the dimmer switch.
2. Cruise control stop working. this may seem funny to you but make sur all your rear brake lights work. The way Ford cruise control system works, it uses resistance to engage the cruise, with a burnt brake light, the resistance changes and the module will not recognise the input.
3. try replacing the relay box on top of the radiator.