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Old 03-29-2011, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, the left dashboard light of my 03 Taurus doesn't work now and I cannot check the fuel level during night driving. I tried to replace the light by myself but it looks very difficult to remove the dashboard cover. If anyone replaced it by yourself and could you tell me how? thanks a lot.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Sigh! Same problem. My '03 has the RIGHT bulb out. The cruise light helps light that side up. I don't want to mess the tach and speedo cables up.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lots of mis information here..... you dont remove the dash cover. The speedo and tach are electronic, no cables. You remove some dash trim, pull the cluster part way out, remove electrical connector(s) on the back and then remove the cluster to replace bulbs. I suggest replacing ALL the illumination bulbs (5 is I remember correctly) while it is out.

Not a bad job really, just a little time consuming. I think there is a sticky here detailing the process.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Click on the topic finder at the top of this page. Instrument cluster r&r info for column and floor shift vehicles (hope you have a floor shift for this task). Scroll down to interior, then gauge cluster info.

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Old 03-29-2011, 02:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Groan! I messed up by not looking in the topic finder. I always do some research before I post but this time I messed up. I'm trying to learn. The last time I worked on clusters was one of my two Fox body Mustangs and they had cables.( My, how times have changed.) Yes, I do have the floor shift. Thanks to all for help!
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