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Light for odometer and compass does not work 2006 f-150

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If the overhead lights are working but the console is not then it is a bad console. I offer a repair service in which I replace all of the faulty electronic components, and it includes a lifetime warranty. I have a bunch of tech info there; how to remove the console, etc. Check it out and drop me a note if you have any questions, thanks!

Posted on Feb 27, 2011

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2011

    If you are talking about the back light on the min / info display on the 04-08 MY, there is a bulb behind the display for the back light. has directions in a thread in the How to Forum on how to remove the console and change the bulb. In the same How To forum is a thread on the repair procedure for the overhead console on the 99-03 MY where the resistor comes unsoldered, and the display is blank, 15 min total time, might need a trip to radio shack if the resistor is lost on that MY range. Quick and easy DIY procedure.



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