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Dashboard In a 1997 ford expedition won't come on

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If you are talking about the instrument panel and radio lights, one possibility is a broken panel light dimmer rheostat (This is not the same as the headlight dimmer switch). Try turning it to full brightness. If at some point the lights suddenly come on, that's definitely your problem. If the lights don't come on, it could still be broken.

I have seen an older vehicle driven by a person who didn't notice the instrument panel lamps were burning out until the last one went - maybe all you have to do is replace all of the bulbs. :)

Also, check the instrument panel fuse. If it's blown, you'll have to track down the wiring problem that caused the fuse to blow. Merely replacing the fuse is just asking for the problem to happen again at the worst possible moment - such as on a dark road on a dark night where there is a known speed trap, when you're low on fuel, and suddenly you're unable to see either the speedometer or the fuel gauge.

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I am sorry for the trouble.

This is a common problem. If you look at the reviews for this car, you would be surprised to know how many people are already faced the same issue. Unfortunately, there is no recall or lawsuit for the same.It would be tough to predict what might be the problem as there could be certain fuses and components that could cause this.

However, as you mentioned you could hear the ' hum ' or ' click ' noise, it tells us that the power is up there. If all other functions such power windows, rear vent windows and running board lights are fine, i would suspect the motor. However, if you want to make sure whether it's motor or not, you need to remove the colored trim ring around the opening of the moon roof on the headliner from the inside of the truck. You need to slightly pull down the back edge on the opening in the headliner and you could put a flash in there.If you have a rear DVD player, you need to remove it. Open the DVD screen and you could see 4 screws out there and you could gain access to the motor of the roof. The motor would have allen wrench hole around the center and that would help you to manually move the roof. You need to use the 5/32 allen wrench to turn the motor. Watch the glass and make sure that you are moving it open. You need to move the glass 1 - 2 inches and then see, if that operates the switch. If it does, then the motor is bad.If you use the allen wrench on the motor and try to move the glass and it does not move at all then the track is broken and the whole track has to be replaced.

Let me know,once done.

Hope i helped you.

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Go to hood and push down on it and try release lever,if still doesn't open,then go back to hood and release lever at hood and try to raise or push down to lock.

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