Most likely the backlight bulb is burned out. If you're brave, you can replace it yourself as I once did on a Ford radio. Usually the bulb can be bought from the dealer or perhaps from an electronic supply place.
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
There is a tiny bulb inside the radio that has burned out, the radio must be removed and the light replaced, this is best left to a radio repair shop as the common practice on new radios is to have the bulb hard wired into the circuit board at the front display.
Believe it or not this problem can be caused by the neutral safety switch being defective under the hood on the transmission, There also was a recall for the light problem. Contact your local Ford dealers service dept for details on this recall.
Check your park light fuse. You may have blown the fuse for the dashlights/park lights by accidentally grounding the night illumination wire, located in the radio wiring. That wire runs from the dash lights to the radio, to illuminate the radio at night. Alternately, if the park light fuse keeps blowing when you replace it, you might've hooked that night light wire up to the wrong wire on your radio.
check your light fitting units the normally corrode also the wires some times snap on the of side rear inner-wing normally due to a slight bump they break the wires check wires from both side and if one side dosn,t have power just run feeds from that to your non working lights but becarefull for any shorting from the wires when you connect you new wiring
I found that while checking my fuses that i had pulled out what looked like a black plastic "fuse puller" that was actually some kind of jumper. I had accidentally re-installed it reversed. I reversed it back to its original position and all lights, clock, radio, etc.. work normal now.
The memory wire of the radio,(the power for the clock and channel settings) is usually connected to the same circuit as the cigarette lighter. (there is a seperate fuse for radio) Check your cigarette lighter socket for damage or dirt, etc. could be causing the memory fuse to blow. Also check your cig lighter accesories (like cell phone chargers,etc.)
P.S. The backlight is also a seperate circuit (connected to interior light/parking light circuit)