Dash board lights out?

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JANYIAH
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  • 2008 FORD EXPLORER
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The light on the dash board is out where the numbers re for the miles and the speed. What kind of fuses and where do you put them in.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 AT 10:45 PM

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Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Ok, check the fuse #23 in the interior fuse panel (below), if they are ok, then the cluster has failed and needs to be replaced here is a guide and a video being changed on a similar car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://youtu.be/_HEC44xENxw

Check out the diagrams (Below). Please let us know what happens.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 1:25 AM
Tiny
JANYIAH
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What is the fuse thank you!
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 5:42 AM
Tiny
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Nice work, we are here to help, please use 2CarPros anytime.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 AT 11:04 AM
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MARKCHILES
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The instrument panel lights wont come on at night, and I cant figure out which fuse needs to be replaced to make the lights work, (the lights where the speedometer is located)
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
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Hello .. thanks for the donation .. much appreciated

Check fuse #16 in underhood fuse box .. also check that the dimmer switch is working correctly !


https://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/266999_exp_9.jpg

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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ACE21777
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Taillights, parking lights and dash lights not working None of these are working.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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Good morning,

I attached a wiring diagram for you to view. I also attached the fuse box diagram for the location of the fuse.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-wiring

Verify power to the fuse to be sure power is available.

Roy
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:26 AM (Merged)
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RKELLY63
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I have no parking lights, interior lights and dash lights after trying to install radio and connected illumination ground improperly. Need to know fuse number and location.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
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STEVE W.
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Fuse 16 in the junction box under the hood or fuse 17 in the junction box behind the dash. Depends on if it is early or late production. Both are 15 Amp.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:29 AM (Merged)
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PONCHS33
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I'm trying fix the dash bored light I found 7 relays under the dash bored I'm trying to find what are those for I Chang the light blob's all. I Chang the cage its still not working I change all the fuse and relays and light how.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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There is only a dimmer for the dash lights. If they get power then it may be a bad ground or bad dash. See picalso make sure your dash dimmer switch isn't all theway down.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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JOSEPH ACCARDO
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1999 Ford Explorer Dashboard lights 60% are not lit
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked wiring to the rear of the cluster to see if there is anything loose or disconnected? Also, if you have to replace the bulbs, the cluster needs removed to access them.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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HONDATECH74
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The lights for the instrument cluster and heater controls do not come on when the headlights are turned on. I'm thinking it could be the light switch or dimmer switch. Can you help me track this problem down?
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
It could be the switch, a bad ground, or a body control module (BCM). Try disconnecting the battery for about 10 minutes to see if the BCM resets. If not, check under the dash to make sure plugs to the dash are tight. Also, check for disconnected ground straps.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
HONDATECH74
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I disconnected the battery and reconnected it, the plugs are all connected properly and, all of the ground straps seem ok.
Lights still don't come on.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
(HELP)
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Hi, assuming you mean "illumination", not "digital displays", you'll need a wiring diagram (or a like vehicle) and figure out where the circuit's open. Likely the "dimming" portion.
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
My guess (not being there) is either the switch is bad or the BCM has malfunctioned. Have the BCM tested at a shop that has the proper test equipment. If it is ok, then chances are it's the switch.

Joe
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:31 AM (Merged)
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MAXBEAR2334
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The DashBoard lights are out on a 1997 Ford Explorer Sport 2 Door. I have looked at all the fuses and they are good. Which fuse controls the dashboard lights? How do I replace the Dash Board Lights?
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Saturday, December 19th, 2020 AT 9:33 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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HI
If fuse #7 good then most likely faulty dimmer module left side dash. On module TERM 5 black/red wire should have voltage to power lamps. Do couristy lamps work?
Let me know
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