dash board lights

10

Asked by Feb 29, 2016 at 04:25 PM about the 2008 Ford F-150 FX4 SuperCrew

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a small outside temperature reading/trip odometer/ odometer readout on the lower right hand corner of my dash cluster.  The readout is impossible to see at night, and difficult in the daylight.  Is there a light bulb burnt out and how do you get to it?

6 Answers

23,920

If it is something that came with the truck and installed by Ford, then there are lights within the cluster which illuminate the gauges. If you pull the cluster, change them all.

1 people found this helpful.
9,675

Yes, bad light bulb. Pull cluster out and replace bulb

10

is pulling the cluster a DIY type repair or something I should have the dealer do?

1 people found this helpful.
23,920

I have pulled a few out of explorers to fix the light problem, and it is not a ten minute situation. You will probably have to remove a lot of dash panels to get to the cluster, resulting in a high-ball size glass half filled with screws. Best to tape the screws together and label them so you know where they go when it is time to reassemble. One suggestion, call a local dealership and ask what it cost to replace all the bulbs in the dash. That way you will be able to decide if you want to tackle the job yourself or spend several hundred dollars to have someone else do it.

9,675

It's a little complicated, lots of screwing around..lol. If ur not comfortable doing it after watching a few videos on youtube, U may want to have it done in a shop

23,920

For giggles, I looked up on the net the procedure for replacing the bulbs on a 2004 through 2008 F-150. The video shows the complete procedure and it is not as bad as I thought. The video runs about twenty minutes. Bottom Panel under the column and top panel over the cluster has to be removed. Bulb replacement involves opening little doors, unscrewing the bulb(s) and replacing. Doable for an average DIYer. It's a youtube video.

Your Answer:

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 199,220 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,830
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,970
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,834 Great Deals out of 157,217 listings starting at $1,000
Used GMC Sierra 1500
828 Great Deals out of 60,509 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
458 Great Deals out of 37,668 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tundra
462 Great Deals out of 37,891 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Ram 1500
340 Great Deals out of 9,265 listings starting at $1,800
Used Toyota Tacoma
451 Great Deals out of 49,504 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chevrolet Colorado
278 Great Deals out of 38,935 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Titan
227 Great Deals out of 21,958 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
339 Great Deals out of 21,726 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford Explorer
884 Great Deals out of 70,422 listings starting at $1,275
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
371 Great Deals out of 29,490 listings starting at $2,718
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
119 Great Deals out of 126,069 listings starting at $17,290
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
141 Great Deals out of 8,069 listings starting at $16,001
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
233 Great Deals out of 9,637 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
301 Great Deals out of 11,512 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
357 Great Deals out of 10,040 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.