My 2005 Taurus SE instrument cluster lights don't work. Radio console lights and adjusts properly. Cruise control indicators on steering wheel light and adjust normally. Gauges function properly. All indicator (CEL, seatbelt, etc.) Lights self-check properly.
I found a bad solder pad that connects to another pad on the opposite side of the circuit board. Re-soldered the connection from one side of the circuit board, and it worked temporarily. The joint failed again because I couldn't do a proper repair.
For a proper repair, I need to remove the gauge needles so I can get to the back side of the circuit board. How do the needles come off (without breaking them), and do the stepper motors need special recalibration when the needles are replaced?
Thanks for any help.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 AT 4:59 PM