Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to change insturment panel light in a 2000 ford excurision

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 94 Answers

Take it to a mechanic cause the IP has to come out. Not a DIY job. Can you live without the light or get a small battery powered LED instead and stick it in an out of the way place on the IP. Will save you loads.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 126 Answers

SOURCE: the lights are flashing on the insturment panel on

could be a electrical surge or maybe u should take it to a shop and have them trouble code it

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

  • 1201 Answers

SOURCE: 1973 ford truck has no insturment panel lights

Check the fuses for the panel, ( usually marked instr clstr), and check the fuse for the turn signal, if that fuse is ok, then change the flasher unit, it's a small round cylinder plugged into the fuse box either silver or blue in color. The 4 way flasher is shaped the same, make sure you get the right one. Turn on the 4 ways, listen for the clicking at the fuse box, which ever one is not clicking is the turn signal one.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010

ZJLimited
  • 17970 Answers

SOURCE: access to 2001 Ford ranger insturment panel

Hi Tom:
Check the next Instrument Panel & Pad - Removal & Installation

Disarm the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS).
Lock the steering column.
Remove the front seats
Remove the 2 screws and position the parking brake release handle aside
Remove the front door scuff plates.
Remove the pin-type retainer.
Remove the cowl side trim panel.
Remove the 2 screws and position the hood release handle aside.
Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover and screws.
Remove the instrument panel steering column opening cover reinforcement and bolts.

Disconnect the Brake Pedal Position (BPP) switch electrical connector.
If equipped, disconnect the Clutch Pedal Position (CPP) switch electrical connector
If equipped, disconnect the transmission shift cable from the steering column.
WARNING
To avoid damage to the clockspring, do not allow the steering column shaft to rotate while the intermediate shaft is disconnected.

Remove the steering column pinch bolt and disconnect the steering column intermediate shaft.

Remove the LH and RH A-pillar trim panels.
Remove the weather strip from the door.
Disconnect the electrical connectors and the ground wire from the RH cowl side trim panel.
Disconnect the LH side bulkhead electrical connector.
Remove the audio unit
Lower the glove compartment.
Through the glove compartment opening, disconnect the blend door actuator electrical connector.
Through the glove compartment opening, disconnect the climate control vacuum harness connector.
Raise and secure the glove compartment
Remove the instrument panel defroster opening grille.
Remove the instrument panel cowl top bolts.
If equipped, remove the floor console.
If not equipped with high-series floor console, remove the consolette mat.
Remove the screws and remove the restraints control module (RCM) cover.
Remove the screws and consolette base.
On vehicles with manual transmission:
Remove the gearshift lever.
Remove the screws and remove the manual transmission consolette.
Click image to see an enlarged view

12_20_2011_4_00_55_pm.gif

Fig. Instrument panel exploded view (zooming image link here)
Disconnect the RCM electrical connector.
Pull the floor carpeting back.

On 2-wheel drive models:
Disconnect the instrument panel main harness.
Disconnect the electrical connector.
Release the retaining clips
Remove the ground strap.


On 4-wheel drive models:
From underneath the vehicle, release the instrument panel main harness at the transfer case.
Release the retaining clips.
Remove the ground strap.

Remove the instrument panel side finish panel.
Disconnect the door harness electrical connector.
Remove the RH side instrument panel bolt.
Remove the LH instrument panel cowl side bolts.
NOTE
Two people are necessary to carry out this step.

Position the instrument panel to gain access to the door harness electrical connector
Disconnect the door harness electrical connector.
Remove the instrument panel.
Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.


Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I`ll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using FixYa, have a nice day.

Posted on Dec 20, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a 2008 ford f150. I was changing my interior light - short.my insturments stopped working-instrument panel, All windows stopped working,my interior lights don't work. I Checked several fuses


I was changing my interior light ? which light ? What's with - short ? You short the wire for the interior light ? Need more info ? The interior lights on your vehicle are controlled by SJB - smart junction box . All the thing's you have listed are controlled by the smart junction box ,fords BCM - body control module .

Jan 20, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why won't the insturment panel cluster allumination lights work on a buick lesabre 2001


check all fuses and if that isn't it then tap into another power source of the same amperage rating

Aug 22, 2014 | 2000 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

99 ford winstar dashboard stoped working


Check fuses, plug to insturment cluster, or ground location for insturment cluster.

Feb 22, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

When I turn on the blinkers , , I hear a buzz sound , and then the insturment panel lights up ?


I just had a buzzing sound happening on my 2000 Monte Carlo. It was coming from the Hazard button which is actually combination blinker\hazard switch in one. Turns out the ignition switch was going bad. The ignition switch finally went totally bad (no start some times). Changed it a couple of months ago. No issues with blinkers again.

Sep 05, 2012 | 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

1 Answer

2001 Ford Windstar Van I am losing power to the instrument cluster. The charge l2001 Ford Windstar Van I am losing power to the instrument cluster about 10 seconds after starting. The charge light,air bag,...


All the thing's your having problems with are controlled by the computer's an communication network . (FEM) - front electronic module , insturment cluster , (REM) - rear electronic module. etc... It's probably a loose ground connection somewhere . The headlamp switch is a electronic input to the insturment cluster , the insturment cluster is hooked to the SCP - serial data network . The insturment cluster electronic's (computer ) microprocessor sends a message to the (FEM) to turn on light's , the front electronic module will then suppy a ground to the headlamps circuit turnning on the headlamps. Samething for the wipers an turn signals an horn too .
010 Ford SCP Communications
From looking at a wiring diagram i would look at ground connection G-304 . Do you know what a body ground is ?
This ground is located How to troubleshoot headlights intermittently on and off with headlights...

1down vote Basically your headlamps are controlled by a computer. The Front Electronic Module (FEM) to be exact. The FEM grounds the headlamps when it wants to turn them on. This system was an early Multiplex design that reduced wire and total circuits where the modules communicate on a single serial line, now referred to as the CAN Bus (Controller Area Network). You will likely need a scan tool to diagnosis the car, and not a cheap one, but a professional model. You many even need a factory scan tool, though I doubt if for a Ford. Outside of security theft deterrent systems they allow the aftermarket professional scan tools to access their systems.
So where do you go from here? With or without a scan tool, the grounds are a good place to start.
G303 are the main ground for the FEM.
G304 is connected via C179 (C means connector) and through S139 (S means splice)
G304 is located behind the LH cowl panel C179 is located behind the LH side of the instrument panel S139 Dash panel to headlamp junction, near T/O to C192 Front Electronic Module (FEM)
You can see the FEM, G304, and C179 in the picture below. Outside of checking the connections and wiring there is not much you can do without a scan tool.

Jun 24, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1973 ford truck has no insturment panel lights working. All gauges work but no lights like turn signal.


Check the fuses for the panel, ( usually marked instr clstr), and check the fuse for the turn signal, if that fuse is ok, then change the flasher unit, it's a small round cylinder plugged into the fuse box either silver or blue in color. The 4 way flasher is shaped the same, make sure you get the right one. Turn on the 4 ways, listen for the clicking at the fuse box, which ever one is not clicking is the turn signal one.

Mar 30, 2010 | Ford F-250 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The lights are flashing on the insturment panel on


could be a electrical surge or maybe u should take it to a shop and have them trouble code it

Aug 31, 2009 | Chrysler Voyager Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2000 ford taurus ses my radio, tape player, cd, and dash clock all stopped working the fuses are all fine what else can it be?


You might try testing the power that leads into the insturment panel. You can remove the hole radio assembly by bending a wire coat hanger enough to get it into the two holes on the sides. When you pull it out, you will have depressed a couple of clips. The power switch is connected to the left side in the back of the unit. Hope this helps.

Mar 11, 2009 | 2000 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

16 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...