Question about 2003 Mercury Marauder
Dont know if digital compass has fuse blown or bulb blown dont have manual and compass stoped working
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
did you test for power to the bulbs, possibly a bad ground connection for the bulbs, or the selector lever is broken reverse sensor is usually on the trans
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
The fuse usually runs the entire instrument cluster, they would not be guage specific, if your cluster fuse was blown then your hole cluster and other accessories would not be functioning. You can pull the fuses out one by one and inspect them, it should be pretty obvious if one is blown, I do not think this is your problem however.
The problem could also be in the cluster itself, if you pull the cluster out and inspect the circuit board check for burnt wire traces to the fuel guage, if you discover one you can fix this easily by resoldering the trace with a soldering iron and some solder, just be careful not to overheat the board. This condition can happen when an accesory gets shorted out and it burns the circuit trace on the board.
The only other thing that may be wrong is the sending unit for the fuel guage or a broken wire between the sending unit and guage. You can test the guage once you pull the cluster, if you ground out the guage it will show full, this will let you know the guage itself is ok. The sending unit is in the tank, I would check everything else before checking the sending unit as you will have to pull the tank to do that. It is not hard to pull the tank, I believe it is just held on by two straps and then you disconnect the wires and gas fill tube and return lines and the tank is down. Make sure if you drop the tank you get most of the gas out of it because gasolene is really heavy when you are lying on your back wrestling with a tank. Have a small hysdralic jack or floor jack handy and this can assist you in lowering and raising the tank.
The instrument cluster is not hard to take out to inspect, just start looking for screws in the area, you will have to take the trim pieces off and such, but it is not really a hard job and should only take about 45 minutes once you find all the screws. inspection of the circuit board won't take long either.
Posted on Apr 08, 2010
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When you don't know which fuse is which, I would go ahead and check them all. All you need is a 12 volt test light which has a sharp probe on one end and an alligator clip on the other end. Ground the alligator clip to a piece of metal by the fuse box. Then turn the ignition switch to the on position. Then probe both sides of every fuse. It should light on both sides. If you find a fuse that only lights on one side, that fuse is blown. If it doesn't light on either side, skip that fuse as that is not the bad one (those are generally for headlights or engine components). If none of the fuses light up, check your ground or change to another ground location. You can always check to make sure your tester is working by checking it across the battery. If it doesn't light there, the tester bulb is burnt out. When you find the blown fuse, replace it with the same color/same amps. Hope this helps. Good luck :O)
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