odometer on my 2007 Ford Taurus won't light up during the day and are very dim at night. I just bought this car and I don't know what to do? It's all digital .I need some help

Asked by Feb 17, 2013 at 03:17 PM about the 2007 Ford Taurus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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there is no potentiometer? on the left side of the panel?..okay, menu, select, adjust lighting? guessing now but am sure that is something as simple as this if not offered a manual potentiometer on you left hand near your knee-

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...also there may be a sensor on the back of your mirror that senses if it is daylight and is tryin to outsmart us, as modern electronics often will~

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I also have a 2007 Taurus. My information panel/odometer lights began going dim just a few days ago. Today they were out completely. This doesn't affect any of the other lights...just the digital display. I hate the idea of having to take it to the dealer...they always seem to need me to spend a fortune. Any ideas?

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...yes they've outsmarted us with the BCM (body control module)....responsible for dimming the lights, leaving them on after you've removed the key, everything body and lighting related- ....couldn't possibly be defective...consult your owner's manual on something like this~

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piece of black electrical tape over the "daylight sensing" eye.~

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Could be weak voltage....get a NEW battery and clean the 1/0 cable connection to the frame/ground with a wirebrush~ that will make it come alive (finally)~

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