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Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by Ken Okinski, July 11, 2011.

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    1. Ken Okinski

      Ken Okinski New Member

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      Hello out there. My name is Ken. I have a 2002 Explorer XLT with a bunch of electrical problems. The first one I'm attempting to fix requires me to get to the instrument cluster (dimming odometer/trip odometer/compass) via the dash. I already purchased(online) a how-to but it doesn't detail specifics for my year/model. Can anyone help with removal of the dash to access the cluster for re-soldering?
       
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    3. BrooklynBay

      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the stock 2002-2005 section.
       
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      BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      Ken - I feel your pain. I too own an 02 XLT that has had almost every electrical problem in the book. Once I joined this forum I was able to start knocking some of the problems out one at a time. This was literally after spending thousands of dollars at my Ford dealership for them to "poke" around. Not sure what they did, other than trade out parts but it might have helped if they read this forum first :)

      I hope BigRondo doesn't mind but I'm going to paste one of his other posts here that had some really good instructions with them. I found the solution to most of my 02 problems within these. Again, credit goes to BigRondo and their original authors:

      Here is the thread for removing the door panel: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=303524

      Here is a great thread for checking for broken/damaged wires, thanks to synyster for this awesome write-up: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=270081
      inks.

      Best of luck!
       
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      BigRondo USMC 1371 Elite Explorer Moderator Emeritus

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      I don't mind at all. That's what it's all about - the sharing of knowledge. Your links don't appear to be working. I think is what you were shooting for:

       

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