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    No turn signal and issues with instrument cluster

    I just recently bought my 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer edition a couple of months ago. I didn't have any issues with it besides my EGR, which has since been replaced. However, a couple of weeks ago i noticed my turn signal would flicker on once when trying to be used. Then turn off. When I...
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    Message Center Jumbled Display

    Recently my message center began to display a jumbled mess (see video at link below) I was wondering if this is a known issue or if anyone recognizes this. I am stuck in a situation where the thing lights up yellow and beeps at me on startup due to the oil life monitor, but I can't re-set it...
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    '02 Wierd grimlin between clutch and instrument panel

    Rebuilding an abused 2002, manual 4wd V6, so I give it more sentimental value than bluebook. I replaced the entire wire harness in the dash which had been hacked and spliced ad nauseam, replaced the PCM which cleared a few other engine faults, and swapped a few GEMs salvaged from the junk yard...
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    Instrument Cluster Question

    I just bought a 99 Eddie Bauer edition 190k. I replaced the battery and the shift tube bushings.. before starting the vehicle I noticed the gas gauge was sitting at about an 1/8 of a tank and upon starting the vehicle the rpm gauge shot to 4k but the idle seems to be normal. Shut her down...
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    Exploding with questions- hellerrr?

    Hey guys I'm new to the forum here and I need dome serious help with with my wife's explorer. Just like many of you, I'm an at home mr fix it. I've not been able to locate much help thru my side chick google. Very dissapointed. I have a 2004 explorer xlt my temp, tach and Speedo gauges went out...
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    Smart Junction Box Problem? HELP!

    Hello All, I'm a newbie here but have checked out the site many times looking for various info. Now I hope some one can help. I have some odd issues with my 2007 XLT 4X4. I have looked all over the net for months now and haven't seen anything about anyone having the same issue. The problem(s)...
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    Gremlins in Speedometer/Odometer

    My speedometer/odometer is having an intermittent problem. Most of the time they work OK, but every so often, they just stop. I notice that the speedometer needle goes all the way to zero and the odometer stops turning over. Sometimes it will stop and start repeatedly then just quit. When I...
  8. J

    Instrument panel lights quit, now blinker blinks my stereo

    Hello All, I have a weird problem that has risen, and need someone smarter than me to help diagnose. So on the way to work this morning, with headlights on, I heard a click and the instrument panel lights turned off. The headlights stayed on. The stereo HU (an aftermarket I installed over a...
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    Replace '98 instrument cluster bezel/panel/trim?

    Hi everyone, I just joined the forum. I've had a 98 Explorer XLT for about 12 years now (hey, it's paid off). Recently the headlight switch on my instrument panel had begun getting so loose that I could barely operate it. So I found a video on youtube from 1aauto.com and followed the directions...
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    06 xlt instrument cluster failure

    Ok a newbie here. Have had this 06 xlt for a few months. It has developed an intermittent instrument cluster problem. I'm driving along and all of the warning indicators come on simultaneously and the Speedo and tach go to zero. It has happened several times and my immediate fix was to turn...
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    Does New Instrument Cluster Need Programmed?

    I am getting an ECM and an Instrument cluster off of Ebay. I know the ECM has to be programmed to work with the truck but I have had several people tell me that the Instrument Cluster also needs to be programmed. It has something to do with the PATS technology and marries the keys, the...
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    2003 Explorer Gauges all off

    I recently got new needles from a different year explorer (I got the white ones instead of red/orange). How do I get them back to read what I had before I replaced them? Is there a reset I can do for this ?
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    "Anti-Theft" Light Bulb Replacement

    I'm trying to find a replacement bulb that fits in the "anti-theft" slot of the instrument cluster in my 98 Explorer. It has a red base on the bulb. Anyone know a part number? I have ordered all of the 164 and 37 bulbs but this anti-theft bulb is broken and I need anew one. Can't find info...
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    After Market Instrument Cluster??

    I have a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac and want to replace the instrument cluster to a black modern led instrument cluster. Does anybody have a instrument cluster they suggest? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    05 explorer XLT instrument cluster shorting out

    i don't really know how else to explain it. Every day when I leave for work, I open the door and the gauges on my cluster start shaking. The interior light flickers once.If I leave the door open for prolonged periods of time, it will occasionally do it again. Timing is completely random. The...
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    Instrument Cluster Tire pressure Light Not working

    I recently discovered my vehicle is equipped wit the tire pressure monitoring system (I had never known because I have never seen the light come on) by upon inspection of the wheels I have the fancy valve stems. I'm about to get new tires and figured I'd try and get this TPMS working because I...
  17. J

    Dash light bulb replacement

    I have a 2009 Ford Explorer. My question is what is the bulb number for instrument cluster. Half of my speedometer is not lighting up. I know how to replace the bulb. It appears to be pretty simple. My only issue is I do now know what bulb number is. I have searched the forums and have found...
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    Instrument cluster help

    So I pulled my cluster out to do an LED mod and take the blue 'paint' off the back of the faces, which entails removing the needles. Got the blue off of the faces and the faces back on, lightly attached the needles and put the cluster back in the truck with the stock bulbs for now until my LEDs...
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    08 LTD. changing Instrument panel bulbs requires "programming"???

    I am looking at the Ford service manual for my vehicle. 2008 Explorer Ltd 4.6L. I want to: A. Find out how many instrument cluster illumination bulbs there are. B. determine which ones are working and which ones are out. C. Find out how to remove the Instrument Cluster and replace the...
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    Sticky Tach

    I'm posting this because I'm planing on removing the instrument cluster in my '99 ranger. The tachometer either sits at zero or comes back to life with a punch to the top of the dash. I've read countless other threads about people with the needle sticking at 3500 rpm and even other posts with...
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    Electrical Problem with Gauges / Includes Radio & Windows

    I've got an intermittent problem with the electrical in my stock 2005 Explorer. I've seen several threads where others have had the exact issue but never saw if or how it was resolved. Hoping someone here can point me in the right direction! The problem is with the gauges/instrument...
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    Can someone help me with my instrument cluster? (speedometer, rpms dont work)

    i have a 2000 ford explorer and I just put an instrument cluster kit in to change my lights to blue instead of green and messed with the needles to determine things like where the gas is, speed, rmps, etc. All the needles among other things had to be removed but the needles were the most serious...
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    Me and my Mods…

    After replacing my parking brake shoes, I wanted to make sure I didn't drive off with the brake on, like I've done so many times in the past. I just don't notice the brake light on the dash until it's too late sometimes. Well, I know it's been done before, so I decided I could install a blinking...
  24. J

    problem with the oil gauge...

    Hi all, I just picked up a 2000 Ford Explorer XLS 4.0l v6 Manual. I have a little issue with the Oil gauge in the instrument cluster... It is somehow underneath the line... When the truck is off the needle drops to its lowest position (I have posted a pic of that). And when the car is on, it...
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    2007 explorer v8 eddie no start service RSC and low fuel Ind.

    hello, my 07 eddie bauer v8 suddenly went haywire and dinging and said service rsc now and low fuel even with a full tank, also airbag light and abs came on. i turned off the car and it wouldnt start back up. i pluged my pocket scaner in and it says no link. unpluged the batt for 3 hours and it...
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    Weird Instrument Cluster/Gauges problem - Frozen/Stuck

    2005 2WD Sport Trac, 88,000 miles. This just started this last week: I have two different problems, but they are most likely related. 1) My Speedometer and Tachometer (and also come to find out, Odometer) just get "stuck" or frozen. This can happen at any time...from driving 15mph, to...
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    ABS code 53, no windows, radio, instuments

    Started up my '03 Mountaineer this morning and the ABS light was flashing. Code 53. Then I noticed the radio wasn't working. I drove it for awhile. Restarted it and noticed none of the power windows were working! Now none of the instruments are working!! :(:eek: Any idea what this could...
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    How to take instrument cluster off a 93 explorer, properly?

    Hey guys! I'm new to the forum, so if it takes me a while to respond, I apologize in advance. I'm still figuring everything out. It wont take me long! Ok, so my question is how do you take the instrument cluster off a 1993 explorer. What i'm looking to do is take the cluster off to change the...
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    my 03 ST XLT, we call her DORA THE EXPLORA! (lots of pics)

    since i have to get up really damn early for a memorial weekend hike (upcoming snowstorm in tahoe nixed our original plans), i decided to stay in house this friday night and take it easy, so naturally im on the forum just trolling around until the alcohol kicks in and i doze off. thanks to the...
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    questions about cluster lighting

    hey all, the lights in my instrument cluster panel started going out, and i decided to change them today. i was at my local kragen and i noticed that htere were different colored bulbs and even LED lights. anyone change the lights on their ST instrument cluster to colored lights or LED's ? and...
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    Had to remove instrument cluster 03 explrr

    Working on a leak in my A/C system; I was pretty much forced to remove the entire dash/instrument cluster to get at the front evaporartor core. Fixed the leak; got the dash back in...almost. Two things: the gas guage and compass no longer work and the Door ajar, seatbelt, and check gage are all...
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    Hi all

    Hello everyone. I'm new to modding my explorer, but im looking forward to it.t Hopefully this forum can help a lot. I'll start by asking if anyone knows where I can buy a white instrument cluster face for a 1999 manual ford explorer. I plan on putting blue leds/regular blue lights behind...
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    '06 Eddie Bauer - Strange Electrical Problem

    '06 Eddie Bauer - Electrical Problem No Start/No Crank Hi everyone! I recently ran into a strange problem, and thought I would check to see if anyone has ever seen or experienced anything like this before: The week before last, I was driving my '06 Eddie Bauer up north for a long weekend...
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    How to Replace Check Engine Light in Instrument Cluster

    What's the best/fastest way to replace a burned out check engine light in the instrument cluster? 2000 EX, XLT, v8 5.0L Thanks in advance.
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