Question about 1998 Ford Taurus
I have a 1998 Ford Taurus SE, and the Dash or Console lights and the back lights are out simultaneously. The headlights work fine. The dimmer switch does nothing. The fuses underneath the steering wheel are fine and the fuses under the hood are fine. The backup lights work fine also. The dome light and the stereo system is fine. Turn Signals are fine. What's wrong with my car. Help!!! :-(
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you do not have an owners manual you can find it at https://www.fleet.ford.com the fuse chart is in the manual hope this helps
Posted on May 20, 2009
Check for a broken wire or loose connection at the multifunction switch. This can occur especially often if you use tilt steering. there is a few screws under the steering column shroud, unscrew the tilt wheel knob, you may vice grips to get it to unscrew. remove the shroud and check wiring and connections, remove the multifunction switch and make sure there are no wires loose in the connectors. If you have a wiring diagram you can jump the circuits at the connector, if no loose anything and you get lights to go on by jumping the switch, replace the multifunction switch (that's the lever on the left of the steering wheel, in case you were wondering)
Posted on Aug 04, 2009
Check all the bulbs at tail end for parking and brakes, test grounds and harness for trailer. Check fuses. clean batery terminals, Re instal head light swich properly and make sure all wires conect.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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Is this both the high beams and low beams that do not work ?
If you checked all 3 fuses with a meter ( with the headlamp in Low position for both low beam fuses or in high for the high beam fuse ), the next items to test are the MFS ( MultiFunction Switch ) and the main headlamp switch ( test not look at it ).
The main headlamp test chart
The test chart for the MFS
Posted on Oct 26, 2010
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