Wouldn't it be super if I could just take it apart once? Simoly lift those slide the wire back in and put the clips down and everything worked fine. The other main source of gauge problems for this vintage F150 is the sending units and I don't use the term sending unit lightly, so when you go to the parts store make sure you say you are looking for sending units not sensors sensors hook to the computer sending units are of 2 types for this vintage F150, lights and guages you need the ones for gauges, the oil sending unit is about 4 dollars and the coolant temp sending unit for a guage is about the same. This is something I will be doing real soon and will also post pictures aswell. Now that we know that the dimmer switch is getting power from fuse 18, the next step is to bypass the dimmer switch function altogether. Any questions please let me know and I can send pictures if need be.
It would be a great pinned thread or at least a good bookmark. Hey there if you want colored lights for your instument cluster, I would suggest getting some 194 led bulbs, there very bright and long life and you can get them in blue, red, green and amber. Most in-stock orders will ship out within 24 hours and will reach customers within approximately a week. Okay I am going to replace all my dash lights as at least 2 are dead now. This usually means that the headlight switch dimmer function is defective and that there aren't any electrical wiring problems between the connectors and the instrument panel.
Also if you have a door ajar light lit up in your gauge cluster , you probably have a sticking door ajar switch. I might be doing my dash lights in the next two weeks so if nobody has a write up by then, I'll do it. Can anybody recommend a light bulb source? For shipments to Canada, you can add some items to your cart to determine the shipping rate. Where it attatches to the dash it had simply came loose. We email tracking numbers to customers once orders have shipped, provided a valid email address is on file.
Orders are shipped from Minnesota, ensuring a reasonable shipping time frame to both coasts as well as the areas in-between. I suggest taking to a garage. If the instrument panel illumination lamps do come on, then we can usually conclude that the headlight switch dimmer function is defective and the headlight switch needs to be replaced. So I went out and started looking at it closer. You can also conclude that the dimmer switch function inside the headlight switch is not the cause of the problem. For more info on this particular problem, take a look at the section:. If anybody decides to replace the dash lights could you please write up a whole How-To if it's not too much troubble.
It would be a great pinned thread or at least a good bookmark. How ever, you can get a static electricity band to prevent that from happening. Tried earlier but thread blew up. Change the bulbs by removing the lights and unscrewing them from the rear,. You can even buy leds for lamps inside your house.
Not bad for 100,000 miles though. Ill be ordering a bunch a bulbs here shortly going to redo all my lights with leds, well besides my main headlights. The other main source of gauge problems for this vintage F150 is the sending units and I don't use the term sending unit lightly, so when you go to the parts store make sure you say you are looking for sending units not sensors sensors hook to the computer sending units are of 2 types for this vintage F150, lights and guages you need the ones for gauges, the oil sending unit is about 4 dollars and the coolant temp sending unit for a guage is about the same. Well after many days of searching on the net I was unable to find any info. So this is flat and about two inches wide and comes from the circuit board to the dash. It is risky fooling with the dash lights as the circuits can be damaged with static electricity. How ever, you can get a static electricity band to prevent that from happening.
Here is what I found. The bulbs can be removed and the housings replaced with either fancy aftermarket ones made for your make and model, factory replacements…. I guess that's why they call me, they call me the workin' man, I gues that's what I am. The exact carrier and service used is calculated once the order is packaged for shipment. Most parts stores, such as Autozone, Advanced Auto Parts and O'Reillys all have the bulbs for you dash indicator lights and a good book like a Chiltons will tell you how to remove the dash. Your next step is to test the headlight switch itself. Where it goes in you can see two clips on either side.
We never guarantee a certain method for any order unless it is an express order. Just wondering what trim pieces need to be removed and exactly which bulbs to replace. I'd rather not take the whole thing apart, count the bulbs and note the type of bulbs, put it back together, order bulbs, take it back apart, put in bulbs and put back together. All fuses check out O. To the right of your headlight switch is a dimmer switch for your gauge cluster lighting - I'm not sure if it's the same on your F150 as my Explorer but when my dimmer switch is rotated all the way up it turns on my interior lights. This usually indicates a problem in the wiring between the connector and the park-lamps.