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Overhead console display fix

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by Thallarsen, May 30, 2007.

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  1. rbkircher

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    Worked great on my 2000 Explorer XLT

     
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  3. chefduane

    chefduane Texas Elite Explorer Elite Explorer

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    Well, the issue was not the overhead display at all. It was the Headlight Delay Slide Switch on the rearview mirror. I noticed that when the delay was off (slide all the way to the left) the overhead console would stay bright in daylight but the headlights were now in manual mode. When a delay was set (slide moved to the right a bit) the headlights would function properly with a delay shutoff but the direction/temp display was extremely dim, barely readable. Some investigation revealed a flakey slide switch. Bought an Amazon sourced replacement rearview mirror ($50 shipped) and now all is well.
     
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    glad to here you got it figured out. did you ever find the problem with your HVAC system?
     
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    Nope. Never did. It miraculously 'healed' itself again about 3 weeks ago and has been functioning fine since. Ironically, AFTER I ordered and received a new actuator and blend door from RA. I'm going to hold on to them just in case, but I am still at a loss as to what is/was the problem. And even more confounded about why the problem is intermittent. At least for now its gone.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

    Chef Duane (who does NOT have to cook tomorrow!!)
     
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    Sweet

    Ill be trying this soon thanx man !! :thumbsup:
     
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    Worked like a charm thank you sir !! :thumbsup:
     
  8. GX624

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    Just wanted to chime in and say thank you. Mine was out for more than two years until I found this thread. A little solder and the display was back in business. :thumbsup:
     
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    Overhead Console Fix

    Thanks for the post. I was able to fix my overhead console with no problems. I did it while my husband did the oil change. Great post instructions.:)
     
  11. Freels13

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    Hello, recently the foil wiring around my lights has burnt out and broken apart. Is there anywhere you can buy these to replace?? I didn't figure that there was still somewhere to purchase them. If not does anyone have a solution to rigging something up I would really like to have some overhead lights on my vehicle. And info will help me out thanks
     
  12. toypaseo

    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    Well, the repair my Dad did back in 2008, failed after 7½ years.

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2033556&postcount=29

    This time, I tried to do the repair myself. I am no soldering master by far. My Weller 140/100 watt soldering gun seemed to just want to pick up all the solder, plus it was melting the clear cover on the 510 resistors. I switched to my flea market $2.99 25W(?) Weller soldering iron pencil. Worked much better.

    Was worried I killed the resistors since I melted the clear covers on both, but everything worked fine after connecting the harness. Lucked out...
     
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    It's alive!!!:thumbsup: First time I've soldered in about 30 years and never anything this small. Both 510 resisters needed to be re-soldered. Currently it's 62 degrees and I'm pointing SW.
     
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    my 510 is no longer there..

    I read your thread. Thank you.
    I only have one 510. The other has failed and fallenl out.
    A visit to a auto recycler and find a replacement unit.
    Since I read your post. I can now
    Thank you for sharing...big smile :)
     
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    Overhead console repair

    I just want to thank you very much for your wonderful explanation (with great photos!) of how to repair the overhead compass/temperature display. I just finished repairing mine a little while ago & its working great! I was a little leery about removing the console because, years ago, if you would just look at the headliner funny it would droop & you were never able to get it back in place again. But after seeing your photos I realized that wasn't going to happen. It's great having the display working again. Thanks again!
     
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    I got the over head temp control...but

    I got the over head temp. & direction but, I have windows and moon roof that won't open. I check the fuses everything looks well there. I need help? Please
     
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    I got the over head temp control...but

    I got the over head temp. & direction but, I have windows and moon roof that won't open. I check the fuses everything looks well there. I need help? Please
     
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    I would re-check the console to make sure no "short" was created if you did any soldering.
     
  19. Stone27

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    Great write up and it works

    First off big thanks to Thallarsen, almost a decade later and still very useful info. Found this thread while trolling the forum (didn't notice my overhead didn't work) and did exactly as you said and its all good now. I did lose those torx screws but that might have been for the best anyway. Replaced them with phillips head screws of similar size (though thread was different). Bonus too cuz now I actually know how to solder and I may never use butt splicers or the the old electrical tape joining two wires method again:D.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    I just got my abs (corroded worn wire on rear sensor harness) to work and my overdrive on/off to work(misplaced fuse). I went for a test drive only to see my compass/temp display not working. I followed the original post instructions and found a 510 missing. Good news.. I get to make another trip to the junk yard.:)
     

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