86 TBird Speedometer Dark

Asked by Apr 06, 2016 at 09:41 AM about the 1986 Ford Thunderbird Elan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Mechanic took out dash to clean a/c fan. Digital Speedometer light won't work.

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It could be a bulb that has gone out. There is a bulb or maybe 2 that backlight the speedo.

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Bob's right, those bulbs are very fragile after they have once been turned on, they are not just the typical dash lamps, they are halogen lamps and require special care when replacing them, then instrument cluster will have to be taken loose and pulled out enough to gain access to the lamps. HTH

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