Question about 1999 Ford Taurus
The tachometer on my 1999 Taurus SE is intermitantly failing. It will begin to work when the engine is cranked over (sometimes) and soon after driving the needle will fall to the "0" poisition or all the way to the right. The RPM's don't race, the tach just fails. There is also a dash light out behind the instrument panel. We had to disconnect the radio because it was killing the battery. Short in the dash?
A 'short' means a blown fuse at least or smoke. I would replace the blown bulb and check the connectors.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have the same truck. The instrument cluster is a sealed unit that is not repairable by mere mortals. You might want to check the large plug-in connector on the back and see if it is partailly out, although that's not likely. More likely is that there is an electrical short in the cluster, and it will have to be repaired. Your dealer can send it out, or there are a couple of independent shops that you can find on the web to send it to. I lost the LED's in mine and had to send it out. It's really easy to get out - just pop off the front trim that goes around the instruments and the radio/climate control and take out the couple of screws that hold it in. Make sure you disconnect the battery first. Also, it's easier to get out the trim if you start er up, keep your foot on the brakes, put the shift level all the way down to the right, then shut the truck off. Hope this helps. > Joe
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
the signal wire is coming from the distributor under the hood run the wire through the fire wall to that wire and as 4 the wire that lights up the tach piggyback that wire off of the cigarette lighter on the fuse box
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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