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Display on instrument cluster

Ever since I had my bull, the odometer display on the instrument cluster never worked right. During the day it is unreadable, it's lit up dim at night. Is this a common issue?

How can I fix this?
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Not sure of the year of your car, but it is most likely a bad solder joint on the instrument cluster.
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Not sure of the year of your car, but it is most likely a bad solder joint on the instrument cluster.
It's a 2006 taurus se
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Does hitting the dash have any effect on the brightness?
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Does hitting the dash have any effect on the brightness?
No it doesn't... I forgot to mention that the headlights have to be on at night for it to be barely readable, since it gets a little brighter when they are on.
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One culprit might be the I/P dimmer switch. Get a schematic and jump voltage from positive terminal to output terminal on the connector.
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Are your other lights dim in the dash or just the odometer area?
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One culprit might be the I/P dimmer switch. Get a schematic and jump voltage from positive terminal to output terminal on the connector.
You're talking about the dimmer switch for the dome lights and instrument cluster right? Right next to the headlights switch?
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Are your other lights dim in the dash or just the odometer area? [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.taurusclub.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Just the odometer area... I noticed if I dim everything super low, it goes bright for a split second...
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Read this link and PM the member, he may have figured it out.


https://www.taurusclub.com/forum/117...enter-dim.html


This may also help. There is a company that can fix them, I think they are called Cluster Fixer.


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