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1998 Ford Taurus Dash (Console) and Backlights are not Working

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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If the 15 amp fuse #20 in under the hood is good, suspect the headlight switch is bad.
see diagram at link below.
http://www.revbase.com/BBBMotor/Wd/DownloadPdf?id=62901

Posted on Aug 16, 2017

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SOURCE: fuse diagram

Click on this link for the information you requested.

http://www.motorcraftservice.com/pubs/content/~WO5TAU/~MUS~LEN/41/05tauog4e.pdf

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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SOURCE: mfuse box cover and diagram is missing, don't know which fuse to pull for lighter and dome light on 1999 ford taurus se

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

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SOURCE: 1998 ford f250 brake lights and turn signals quit

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)

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SOURCE: 1999 ford crown vic dash light running light problem.

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.
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SOURCE: 98 ford lariat. Headlights stopped

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
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The test chart for the MFS
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Posted on Oct 26, 2010

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