How to Remove a Ford's Instrument Cluster Lights

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How to Remove a Ford's Instrument Cluster Lights
The instrument cluster on your Ford vehicle contains various lights. (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

All modern Ford vehicles have lights on their instrument cluster which illuminate the cluster at night and also act as various warning lights, such as the "Check Engine" light. Replacing any of the instrument cluster lights is fairly easy because they are all attached to the instrument cluster itself. If the instrument cluster lights go out, you should replace them immediately to prevent any accident from occurring due to not being able to view the gauges.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Socket wrench
  • Phillips screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Lift up your Ford vehicle's hood and remove the negative cable from your vehicle's battery with a socket wrench.

  2. 2

    Open the driver's side door and lower the steering wheel as far as it will go.

  3. 3

    Remove the upper dash trim above the instrument cluster by removing its two securing screws with a Phillips head screwdriver and then lifting it off.

  4. 4

    Remove the four screws securing the instrument cluster to the vehicle. Reach behind the cluster and unplug its wiring harness by pulling it straight out. Some Ford instrument clusters may have more than one wiring harness. Be sure to disconnect all of them.

  5. 5

    Pull the instrument cluster out of the vehicle. The bulbs are all located on the underside of the cluster. To remove them, simply grasp them between your index finger and thumb and pull them straight out.

Tips and warnings

  • Remember to reconnect the battery when done.

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