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My instrument panel is not registering anything. What do you think is the problem?

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The fuse may be bad, check that first, or it may be a bad frame ground, which is different than the ground cable from battery.
Frame ground could be another wire coming from the negitive cable, check for corrosion ect.

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Instrument Cluster Finish Panel

Removal and Installation

1. Remove three screws along the bottom of instrument panel steering column cover (04459). Pull on instrument panel steering column cover to unsnap the three clips across the top of the instrument panel steering column cover. Remove the lower instrument panel steering column cover.

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2. Remove four screws retaining the steering column shrouds (3530) together and remove the steering column shrouds.

3. Remove the three screws retaining the bottom of the cluster instrument panel finish panel (044D70).

4. Remove two screws retaining the cluster instrument panel finish panel above the instrument cluster face.

5. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel to unsnap one retaining clip above the LH A/C register (19893).

6. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel to unsnap three retaining clips on the RH side vertical edge.

7. Pull cluster instrument panel finish panel away from instrument panel (04320) far enough to disconnect the wiring connector(s).

8. To install, reverse Removal procedure.

I've never done #2, and #1 refers to the panel below the steering column. To remove it completely, pull it towards the driver's seat. There may be retaining clasps on it also.

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How do i change a blower motor in a ford tempo 1992? i have the blower motor lose but the bottom og the glove box bar is in my way. how do i take that out to get the motor out?


Less Air Conditioning

  1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag system as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
  2. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  3. Remove screws securing right ventilator control cable to instrument panel.
  4. Remove screw securing right register duct to lower right edge of instrument panel.
  5. Remove glove box and hinge bar from instrument panel.
  6. Pull right register duct from installed position between air inlet duct and right register opening, Fig. 10.
  7. Remove ventilator grille from bottom of ventilator assembly, then screws securing right ventilator assembly to blower housing.
  8. Remove hub clamp spring from blower wheel hub, Fig. 11.
  9. Pull blower wheel from blower shaft, then remove three blower motor flange attaching screws.
  10. Pull blower motor from housing, disconnect electrical connector, then remove motor from vehicle.
  11. Reverse procedure to install.
  12. On models equipped with airbag, rearm airbag system as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
With Air Conditioning

  1. On models equipped with airbag, disarm airbag system as described under MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES/AIRBAG SYSTEM DISARMING.
  2. Disconnect battery ground cable.
  3. Remove glove box door and instrument panel lower reinforcement from instrument panel.
  4. Disconnect blower motor electrical connector, then remove blower motor and mounting plate from evaporator housing.
  5. Rotate motor until mounting plate flats clear edge of glove box opening, then remove motor.
  6. Remove hub clamp wheel spring from blower wheel hub and remove blower wheel from motor shaft.
  7. Reverse procedure to install.
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How to remove the blower motor from a 1978 ford bronco full size truck?


Deluxe Hi-Lo Heater
  1. Disconnect the battery cable, remove the carburetor air cleaner and partially drain the coolant system.
  2. Remove the heater hoses from the heater core.
  3. Remove the glove box liner and remove the register duct by pulling from the instrument panel register and releasing the clip at the plenum.
  4. Disconnect the right cowl outside air inlet vacuum hose from the outside/recirculating door vacuum motor.
  5. Remove the rear housing from under the instrument panel. Remove the outside air inlet duct from the rear housing (4 nuts and 1 bolt) and install one upper nut to retain heater housing-to-dash after rear housing is removed.
  6. Remove two screws retaining plenum-to-dash (above transmission tunnel) and two screws to heater housing and remove the plenum.
  7. Install a piece of protective tape on A-pillar inner cowl panel, at lower right corner of instrument panel.
  8. Remove the lower right instrument panel-to-A-pillar bolt to hold the panel in the rearward position.
  9. Remove the heater core (3 screws retaining 2 plates).
  10. Remove the temperature blend door (snaps off).
  11. Remove the temperature blend door arm support (2 screws) and pivot arm retainer (1 screw).
  12. Remove blower motor (2 screws) and remove blower wheel.

To install:
  1. Transfer blower to blower motor and panel assembly.
  2. Install door arm pivot retainer (1 screw) and door arm support (2 screws).
  3. Install the temperature blend door (snaps on).
  4. Install heater core.
  5. Install the plenum (4 screws).
  6. Connect blower wires.
  7. Remove heater housing upper retaining nut and install the heater outlet (4 nuts and 1 bolt). Position the air inlet duct.
  8. Connect the white vacuum hose to the outside/recirculating door vacuum motor.
  9. Reposition the instrument panel, install the retaining bolts and remove the protective tape at the A-pillar inner cowl panel, lower right corner of instrument panel.
  10. Install the right register duct assembly and install the glove box liner.
  11. Connect heater hoses to the heater core assembly.
  12. Fill cooling system, install the air cleaner and connect the battery cable to the battery.
  13. Check blower motor operation.

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Fixing heater core on Mercury Villager front one


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Heater Case Removal
  1. Drain the engine coolant. Refer to Section 03-03 for the procedure.
  2. Disconnect the battery ground cable (14301).
  3. Disconnect the heater water hoses (18472) from the heater core (18476) at the bulkhead.
  4. Remove the instrument panel lower center panel (04494). Refer to Section 01-12 for the removal procedure.
  5. Remove the glove compartment and LH instrument panel lower cover (044L97). Refer to Section 01-12 for the removal procedure.
  6. Remove the instrument panel ash receptacle (04810).
  7. Remove the two upper center instrument panel finish panel screws and the two lower center instrument panel finish panel screws.




  8. Remove the center instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and disconnect the cigar lighter socket and cigar lighter illumination lamp electrical connectors.
  9. Remove the four radio chassis bracket screws and pull the radio chassis (18806) and climate control assembly from the instrument panel (04320). Disconnect the radio chassis electrical connectors, the antenna lead, the three climate control electrical connectors and remove the radio chassis and climate control assembly.
  10. Remove the two heater outlet floor duct screws. Remove the heater outlet floor duct (18C433).




  11. Remove the four RH instrument panel lower reinforcement bolts and the RH instrument panel lower reinforcement (045F08), then the four LH instrument panel lower reinforcement and the LH instrument panel lower reinforcement.
  12. Remove the anti-lock brake control module (2B373). Refer to Section 06-09 for the removal procedure.
  13. If equipped, remove the speed control amplifier. Refer to Section 10-03 for the removal procedure.
  14. Remove the electronic door lock control processor (14B001). Refer to Section 01-14A for the removal procedure.
  15. Remove the passive restraint control module. Refer to Section 01-20B for the removal procedure.
  16. Remove the two center duct screws and remove the center duct (19D633).




  17. Remove the two ground wire bolts.
  18. Remove the three U-bracket-to-chassis nuts.




  19. Remove the four U-bracket bolts and remove the U-bracket.


  20. Remove the two RH and the two LH instrument panel bracket bolts and remove the instrument panel brackets (042C74).
  21. Remove the RH inner duct.
  22. Remove the LH inner duct.
  23. Remove the two accelerator pedal and shaft bolts and then the accelerator pedal and shaft (9725).
  24. Remove the accelerator pedal stop screw and then the accelerator pedal stop (9816).
  25. Remove the heater outlet duct screw and remove the heater outlet duct.
  26. Remove the temperature blend/panel bypass door actuator motor. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  27. Remove the panel/floor/defrost door actuator motor. Refer to the procedure in this section.
  28. Remove the three A/C evaporator register duct screws and remove the A/C evaporator register duct.
  29. NOTE: The A/C evaporator/blower motor assembly does not have to be removed in order to remove the heater assembly.

    Remove the four A/C evaporator/blower motor assembly screws to aid in the removal of the heater assembly.
  30. Remove the four heater assembly screws.
  31. Remove the heater assembly.

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Section 13-01: Instrument Cluster—Conventional 1995 Thunderbird, Cougar Workshop Manual REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Instrument Cluster Removal and Installation
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel reinforcement (017A28) .
  1. Remove screws holding instrument panel lower shield (045G02) .
  1. Remove fasteners holding steering wheel column as outlined in Section 11-04 . Gently lower steering column.
  1. Remove fasteners holding the instrument panel finish panel (044D70) and gently pry off.



  1. Remove four instrument cluster retaining screws. (Do not remove screws from the instrument cluster main lens (10887) and instrument cluster mask (10890) ).
  1. Slide the instrument cluster (10849) to the right of the instrument panel opening and unhook the instrument panel harness from the back of the instrument cluster .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument panel (04320) .
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Speedometer/Odometer Federal law requires that the odometer in any replacement speedometer (17255) must register the same mileage as that registered in the removed speedometer . Since the speedometer mileage cannot be reset on this unit, affix odometer sticker to driver's door pillar and record original vehicle mileage. Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301) .
  1. Remove the instrument cluster (10849) as outlined.
  1. Remove seven screws retaining the instrument cluster mask (10890) and instrument cluster main lens (10887) .
  1. Remove speedometer assembly.
Installation
  1. Position the speedometer assembly to the instrument cluster back plate (10848) and install.
  1. Position the instrument cluster mask and instrument cluster main lens to the instrument cluster back plate and install the seven retaining screws.
  1. Install the instrument cluster as outlined.
  1. Connect battery ground cable and check the operation of the speedometer .
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Headlight switch


This is copied from a manual on CD I have, Hope it is of help.


Instrument Cluster Finish Panel

Removal and Installation
1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).

2. Remove headlamp knob from shaft by extending to headlamp ON position. Press clip in slot of knob shaft by inserting a small tool and pulling back; at the same time pull and remove knob.

3. Remove two screws retaining instrument panel finish panel (044D70) above instrument cluster (10849).

4. Pull instrument panel finish panel to unsnap one retaining clip above LH register.

5. Pull instrument panel finish panel on both sides to unsnap two retaining clips.

6. Pull instrument panel finish panel by sides of steering column to unsnap two retaining clips.

7. Pull instrument panel finish panel to unsnap three retaining clips on RH side vertical/horizontal edge and remove instrument panel finish panel.

8. To install, reverse Removal procedure.

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1994 gmc safari


Hi there,

When you say you 'lose instrument panel', does that mean instrument panel lighting or the gauges go dead?

When you flip off the headlights, does the instrument panel come back? If it does, forget the fuse box.

If it's the instrument lighting, I'd be looking at headlight switch itself. In Safari's, the headlight switch and panel dimmer switch reside in one assembly. Coincidence? I think not.

I recommend replacing the switch. You can find one at a salvage yard for $5.00.

When you do the replacement, inspect the plugs and wiring attached to the old one for anything suspicious (loose wires, frayed insulation, bare wire, charred wire, etc.)

Let me know how it turns out.
Good luck,

If this works out for you, please take a sec and rate my solution.

Thanks
Mike

Jul 09, 2008 | 1994 GMC Safari

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