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Re: replace instrument panel bulbs 1998 ford taurus
There should be some bolts upside down on the top of the instrument panel under the top of the dash. that may do it or removal of some of the trim around the panel will have to come out. then move the steering wheel to its lowest position (tilt). and some of the trim bezels will come out easier. and then the instument panel comes apart on the back side and the tiny bulbs can be replaced
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All instrument panel lights or just speedometer light? There are several bulbs behind instrument panel. More than likely, the bulb at speedometer is burned out, and can be replaced by removing instrument panel and replacing bulb(s). Hope this helps.
U HAVE PHILIPS SCREWS AROUND THE INST PANEL. REMOVE & GENTLY PULLBACK THE PANEL. U WILL FIND SMALL PIGTAIL LITES THAT PUSH IN & TWIST LOCK. CHECK A FEW TO SEE IF GD. IF THEY R, CHECK THE PLUG TO THE PANEL. ALSO CHECK BACK OF BOARD FOR OPEN CIRCUIT. GD LUCK, CHARLIE
You must remove the instrument panel to replace this bulb. You must first remove the bezel around the instrument panel to gain access to the screws holding the instrument panel in. Once the panel is removed it is just a matter of replacing the bulb in the back of the panel for the check engine lamp.
It seems that the bulbs went out or the ribbon cable that runs behind the instrument panel burned out check on a junkyard for a replacement instrument panel and replace it, verify that the truck you pull out the instrument cluster is the same year and the same model.
most likely, some of the dash will have to be removed to access the screws securing the instrument cluster. dash pieces often "snap" in and out rather than being held in with screws. once its free, you often cannot remove it completely due to the steering wheel, rather than removing it, you can usually get the panel in a position where the bulbs can be accessed from the back. see if you can find a picture of the instrument panel from an online parts distributor, this will show you where the holes are for the securing screws. dont pull to hard once you get it free as you do not want to damage the wiring that goes to the instrument panel, many times you need to reach behind it and disconnect the harness from several places before it can be manuvered around.