1996 Mercury Sable


Electrical problem
1996 Mercury Sable 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 140000 miles

help! Half if fuel guage left side of dash claster and half rpm gauge (right side of dash claster)does't illuminates. Thank u

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 6:41 PM

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Of the cluster don't light up !
They have bulbs in the back of it
need to remove it and replace the bulbs


Removal & Installation
1. Disconnect negative battery cable. Turn switch to RUN position. Place 1/8" drift pin-punch in hole in lower steering column shroud under ignition switch. Press retaining pin while pulling out on ignition switch lock cylinder to remove it from steering column lock cylinder housing.

2. Remove upper and lower steering column shroud. Remove 2 retaining screws from instrument panel steering column cover and remove instrument panel steering column cover from instrument panel.

3. On column shift model, insert Radio Removing Tool (T87P-19061-A) into integrated control panel face plate. Push removers in about 1.5" to release retaining clips.

CAUTION:DO NOT use excessive force when installing radio removers. Excessive force will damage retaining clips and make control panel removal difficult.

4. Apply a light spreading force on removers and pull integrated control panel out of instrument panel. Disconnect wiring connectors and automatic temperature control sensor hose and elbow, if equipped.

5. On all vehicles, remove 4 retaining screws and instrument panel finish panel from instrument panel. Tilt steering wheel to lowest position to make clearance to remove instrument panel finish panel. Remove 4 retaining screws and instrument panel finish panel from instrument panel.

6. On column shift vehicles, remove adjustment nut from transmission range indicator cable and remove transmission range indicator cable from bracket. On all vehicles, remove 4 retaining screws from instrument cluster. Pull top of instrument cluster toward steering wheel.

7. Reach behind instrument cluster and disconnect 2 electrical connectors from instrument cluster. Remove instrument cluster from instrument panel. To install, reverse removal procedure.

NOTE: When battery is disconnected, vehicle computer and memory systems may lose memory data. Driveability problems may exist until computer systems have completed a relearn cycle.

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