Dash Lights

Old 12-29-06, 09:38 PM
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Unhappy Dash Lights

Hi Folks, I am from Australia and I have a 1997 Ford Falcon Sedan 4.0L and half my dash lights have failed on the LHS of the dash board. I can see no obvious means of entering this area to fix the problem! Is there a trick to it? Could someone please help me to find the correct access point for this repair?
Thanking you all, in anticipation!
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Not to many 1997 Falcon experts here I would not think. Maybe one of your Mates will chime in! good Luck.
Old 12-30-06, 10:15 AM
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You will have to remove any screws that are in and around the gauge cluster. Sometimes, the dashboard has to be removed so you can remove the gauge cluster.

Most cars you remove about 4 screws along the gauge cluster clear plastic cover, then the gauge cluster itself is bolted in.

I wish I had more info for you.
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Feel free to check my Thread "93 GMC Jimmy issues". I'm having a similar problem. The vehicles are nothing alike, but perhaps someone will offer me some information that could help you out.

Good luck,
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Wow, I didn't even know they still made Falcons!

I assume it has the printed circuit board with the small bulbs that fit in a removable socket that sets in the dash. If you can't wiggle your hand/arm up in there you need to remove/loosen the dash as HotinOKC said. It might not come out far without disconnecting everything but out to give you more room for access.

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