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Lights on instrument panel for the speedometer keep going out.

I see the instruments are actually underneath the dash and reflect to the back of the dash. When I start the car the lights start out on, but after a couple of minutes they dim and then go out completely. Any ideas?

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  • Kirk Laabs Jul 27, 2009

    It's only the gauges, all the other lights on the dash work.

  • Kirk Laabs Jul 27, 2009

    Also, It's not only at night. I cannot see gauges because the gauges are underneath the dash and the light reflects to the back of the dash.

  • Kirk Laabs Jul 27, 2009

    Here's a couple of pictures. One view is the instrument panel as the driver sees it, the other is underneath the dash looking up from the floor.

  • Kirk Laabs Jul 28, 2009

    The gauge cluster is in the very top of the dash, per picture number two I sent you and are facing toward the floor, can you explain how to get to the socket. Thanks much.

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Hi, Well perhaps the fuse had the problem check the electrical wiring!

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What do these lights illuminate? the gauges? or the whole dash, they go out at night then I assume? if so have u checked to make sure the dash dimmer switch is turned up, don't misunderstand but that is a common reason, the dimmer gets turned down and folks don't realize it and they bring there car in for repair, have seen it many time's, the other possibility is that dimmer control switch is defective, have seen both, turned off lights and defective dimmers, am a 25 year Ford dealer technician so have allot of experience with these problems..

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    yadayada Jul 27, 2009

    these are factory installed gauges? little confused here.

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    yadayada Jul 27, 2009

    THAT IS IN THE DASH NOT UNDER, SOUNDS LIKE THE LIGHTING FIXTURE SOCKET HAS COME OUT OF THE BACK OF THE GUAGE CLUSTER, REMOVE THE LOWER TRIM PANEL UNDER THE DASH AND SEE IF THAT IS THE CASE,

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