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Ford bantam 1300x li. instrument panel comes on and off. checked the fuses and they seem ok. sometimes when i hit the steering column, the dash starts working, what's next?

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Here is a fix...I had the same problem with the instrument cluster going dead intermittently. Pound your fist on the dash and wahlah, everything worked again. It would also register an engine code of 'invalid or incorrect information or lost data', something like that. What I found was a hairline crack in a solder connection on the cluster circuit board right at the harness plug connector. Mine happened to be the ground pin for the cluster. And what do I mean by 'hairline' crack? It takes a trained eye to find cracks in solder connections. Most people don't see them, because it is a circular microscopic crack surrounding the pin where it solders to the board. It it usually caused from heating and cooling, vibrations, and other element that attack and deteriorate solder. Very intermittent, and very hard to find. So instead, just simply resolder each of the connections to be sure another one won't fail in the near future.

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One problem may be the orange bulb check. It's located next to the headlight relay on the driver side under the hood next to the fuse box. It's in a covered box too. The soldering gets tiny cracks from age/vibration. Needs to be replaced. Try ebay or your $aab dealer.

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it sound as if the problem is in you switch and you will need a puller to get the steering wheel off also take the negative side off the battery before you start and remove the fuse for the air bags as well if you have a library near you there you can get all of the pictures and diagrams so you can do the job easier

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It could be a wheel speed sensor. have your brakes inspected. good luck

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For 1998 Ford Truck Explorer 4WD 4.0L EFI SOHC 6cyl the Flasher is located in front seating area, driver side, behind dash, mounted on steering column.

Both the turn signal flasher and the hazard warning flasher are mounted on the fuse panel on the truck. To gain access to the fuse panel, remove the cover from the lower edge of the instrument panel below the steering column. First remove the two fasteners from the lower edge of the cover. Then pull the cover downward until the spring clips disengage from the instrument panel.

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  1. Position the front wheels in the straight-ahead position.
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  5. Remove the right and left lower insulator panels from the instrument panel.
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  9. Remove the ignition lock cylinder; refer to Suspension & Steering .
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  11. Disconnect the wiring from the steering column switches and the transmission range selector cable from the column.

Do not rotate the steering column shaft.
  1. Place a cover on the front seat to protect it from damage.
  2. Remove the 4 nuts retaining the steering column to the instrument panel and lower the column on the front seat.
  3. Install the lock cylinder to make sure the steering column shaft does not turn.
  4. Open the glove compartment door and depress the sides inward.
  5. Lower the glove compartment assembly toward the floor.
  6. Through the left side of the glove compartment opening, remove the 2 bolts retaining the instrument panel to the dash panel brace.
  7. Remove the right and left cowl trim panels.
  8. Disconnect the wires of the main wire loom from the engine compartment on both the right and left sides.
  9. Disengage the rubber grommets from the dash panel, then feed the wire loom through the hole in the dash panel into the passenger compartment.
  10. Disconnect the wires from the instrument panel at the right and left cowl sides.
  11. Remove the 2 lower bolts retaining the instrument panel to the A-pillar.
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