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Overhead console not coming on - Excursion Ford Cars & Trucks

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  • cathyeclarke Dec 08, 2008

    overhead console does not come on when engine is started. It may come to life with a tap or after driving for a few minutes.

  • Ford Owner Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem. the overhead console will not illuminate for either the temperature or direction. Any suggestions?

  • marcestus Apr 16, 2009

    i have the same problem. it use to come on with a tap. i took it aprt and found the plug on the circuit boar had come loose. it came back on with a wiggle of the plug. i still havent had a chance to fix it though

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This is a common problem. There are several resistors on the display panel's circuit board that have come loose or fallen off. You just have to re-solder them and you might as well do them all while you have it removed. The circuit board is located behind the display panel and you have to remove the console completely to get at it.

The chips look like a flat silver bar about 3/8" long x 3/16" wide and have a 2-digit number like 60 or 70 on them.

WARNING! Watch out for a falling chip as you remove the console. One might have completely fallen off of the circuit board. They are very small and hard to find otherwise.

Here is a link to a thread with instructions to an easy fix. See post #4.

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/44...-gone-out.html

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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most new cars/trucks come with all the connectors for all the accessories, cheaper to make just one harness, the part u will need is the sub harness for the overhead console, many times Mopar makes a kit, they did on my truck.

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