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I have a 2002 Windstar Limited and the "Message Center" on the dash is completely and does not display anything. Is this an easy fix, such as a fuse? Using the owner's manual, I cannot determine which fuse controls this.

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If the rest of the instrument cluster is working properly then you probably need a new instrument cluster. A new or working used instrument cluster will likely fix your problem, but a dealer will have to install it and transfer the programming from the old cluster to the new.

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