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My compass and temp stoped working what do I do

It just started to fade out and I'd push the selext button and it would come back on but now it is off.....

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  • jovizu May 11, 2010

    is your vehicle equipped with overhead message center, or in-cluster message center? Also by stopped working, do you mean the display is blank or inaccurate?

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The overhead console is quite prone to internal failure. Dim, intermittent, or dead displays are a common symptom of an internal failure. We offer a reasonable repair service with a lifetime guarantee. Check it out: www.autoclockrepair.com

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Sounds like you had a resistor come unsoldered on the PC Board in the overhead display.

Here is a How to on repairing the overhead display, only takes a few minuets and a soldering iron ( and maybe 1 or 2 51 ohm resistors if they fell out ).
http://www.f150online.com/forums/articles-how-tos/400196-overhead-console-temp-display-repair.html

The SuperDuty has the same issue, only the resistors are 68 ohm instead of 51 ohm.

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