Question about 2002 Ford Taurus
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First you need to pull off the dashboard (plastic around it). This is held on by tabs and bolts underneath. Take this off and then you should have access to the bolts holding the speedometer assembly. Take these out. Then you should be able to pull the assembly out and have access on the back side to open it up and gain access to the light. I don't know which bulb it takes for sure but your dealer or an auto parts store will have a replacement.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008
On the 2004 Pontiac Vibe that I owned, I ended up taking it to the dealer. Perhaps this advice can avoid having you end up at the same place!
Remove the middle environmental control knob (fan blower speed, I think) by tugging on it until it comes off. Underneath you will find a single Phillips screw. Remove the screw and gently (so you don't mar it), pull at the plastic trim surrounding the environmental control area. It should pop out. You may also want to remove the two-prong AC outlet by prying it gently out with a small slotted screwdriver before attempting to pry out the trim panel.
After that panel is out of the way, you are ready to tackle the plastic trim surrounding the shift knob. Begin by removing the small holding compartment at the base of the shift knob. There is a single Philips screw holding the plastic piece to a supporting brace on the lower end. Four additional screws on the upper end are revealed by the removal of the environmental control trim piece as previously described.
Okay, from there, you're ready to gently pry loose the trim panel surrounding the shift knob.
The bulb can be located on the driver's side. It's a 'funny' looking bulb that is integrated into a two wire bundle. You may end up having to replace the bulb+wire bundle as a unit. The electrical connector is on the opposite side of the shift knob.
Posted on Feb 25, 2010
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