1998 Mercury Sable replacing the check engine light bulb

Tiny
THESANOWS
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  • 1998 MERCURY SABLE
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
I need to replace my 'check engine' bulb in my 1998 Sable in order to pass my state's emmissions testing. How do I do that?
Thanks, TheSanows
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Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 2:51 AM

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Is the light on and need to have it off
or you have no light at all
(KOEO no check engine )
bulb is in the rear of instrument panel
you have to remove it to gain access to the bulb
INSTRUMENT PANELS - ANALOG -1998 Mercury Sable LS
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INSTRUMENT CLUSTER

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. 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.

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 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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