replace dash lights


Asked by vwjw1969 Mar 05, 2014 at 03:08 PM about the 2006 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The right hand off the dash board light is out.   Is this a do it yourself or a service tech
required job.   What you cost be to have this issue fixed?

4 Answers


Its better buy a used working Cluster check online or eBay about 100$ and its easy to change. I open before Cluster but I did not find lights for it. And I buy use one.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

The cluster has to come out. There are no more individual pop in individual bulbs connected to individual wires behind the dash. Once the cluster is out, remove the back of the cluster. You'll see the individual lights which are replaceable from any autoparts store. Replace them all when you have the thing out, and do not purchase the cheapest bulbs at the store.

Tracy Hooks

If the steering column is in your way, you do not need to remove it. 4 bolts hold the column in place. You can remove the 2 nearest yo and loosen the back 2 and tilt the whole column down. An experienced tech should be able to do the job within 1 hour - give or take a little.


Check out a used cluster closely. Make sure one is purchased from a reputable company that does that sort of work. I repaired the cluster on my 99 explorer where a two buck plastic gear broke. What a job it was to recalibrate the speedometer manually.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?
CarGurus has 48,093 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $1,495.

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
Reputation 4,560
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,850
#3 kbro
Reputation 1,320
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition"
392 Great Deals out of 15,062 listings starting at $1,990
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee"
1,253 Great Deals out of 56,430 listings starting at $1,999
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
702 Great Deals out of 24,541 listings starting at $1,955
Used Ford F-150"
2,224 Great Deals out of 102,303 listings starting at $1,300
Used Ford Escape"
1,140 Great Deals out of 61,786 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Edge"
654 Great Deals out of 27,131 listings starting at $5,929
Used GMC Acadia"
389 Great Deals out of 30,983 listings starting at $4,990
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac"
92 Great Deals out of 1,526 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Durango"
311 Great Deals out of 18,783 listings starting at $1,695
Used Honda Pilot"
429 Great Deals out of 14,294 listings starting at $3,700
Used Toyota Highlander"
486 Great Deals out of 16,264 listings starting at $3,250
Used Nissan Pathfinder"
296 Great Deals out of 19,047 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota 4Runner"
332 Great Deals out of 9,940 listings starting at $1,991
Used GMC Yukon"
247 Great Deals out of 8,278 listings starting at $2,495

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
61 Great Deals out of 27,111 listings starting at $27,995
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
196 Great Deals out of 3,627 listings starting at $17,495
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
354 Great Deals out of 5,956 listings starting at $16,980
2012 Ford Explorer For Sale
82 Great Deals out of 1,762 listings starting at $15,984