what to do


Question by  worker6264 (67)

What can I do about my Ford Explorer having no dash lights?


Answer by  kqwik (317)

First try your dimmer switch and make sure it is working. Second, try to replace the fuse for the dash lights. Lastly try replacing the bulbs.


Answer by  Brad50 (128)

It sounds like a problem with a fuse. Check your fuse box to make sure none are burned out. If all of the fuses look good then it is most likely a short somewhere in the wiring. If this is the case you should take it to a lisenced mechanic.


Answer by  SyNtEcH (108)

Check the fuses, usually you can find the box underneath the driver side dash. If its not the fuses you might want to pull your gauge pod out and check to see if the bulbs are burnt out. If all else fails you can go get some 12v lights.


Answer by  ehessig (75)

First you should check the fuses. One could be bad. If that isn't the problem, replace the bulbs one by one behind the dash by lowering the steering column and taking apart the dash board. If you take your explorer to a dealership, it could take about two hours to complete plus the cost of parts and labor.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

I would check your fuse to make sure no of them are blown. Then I would check the light dimmer switch for the gauges, then the bulbs themselves.


Answer by  McCheese (1248)

Old Ford Explorer's are known for losing dash power, especially if the car has been used for rough off road driving. First, you'll want to check the main dash wire, located behind the steering wheel well. 80% of the time, this wire just needs to be tightened up. If this problem persists, you may need a new dash bulb.


Answer by  f3bandit (23)

First locate the fuse relay panel and check all your fuses as some fuses service more options than what they are labeled. Also check the lights themselves behind the gauges.


Answer by  Doug77 (1433)

Check the fuse panel for any blown fuses. Next, pull the headlamp switch and look for any burnt wires. Check for power in and out. Take it to a technician.


Answer by  mamaspeak (141)

First you can check to see if a fuse or light has gone out. Doing so, you'll probably have to take the dashboard apart. If that doesn't fix the problem you might want to make sure your battery is okay.

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