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Old 09-10-2010, 08:01 PM
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Odometer light replacement?

Mines out. Anyone replaced theirs? Is it hard? If not, I'll do it. If it's kinda annoying, I'm still under the bumper to bumper warranty and I'll let the dealer take care of it.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:18 PM
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Take it to the dealer before the warranty is out. They don't replace the bulb - they replace the whole cluster. $425 out of warranty just for the part.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:29 PM
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It is easy to replace. You pull off 2 dash panels, unplug and pull out the cluster, find the bulb, untwist and replace. It's as easy as replacing any other bulb except you have to pull about 10 bolts to do so. The bulb is a #74.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:39 AM
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I just had the odometer light on my 2007 FX2 burn out is the procedure the same for the 2007?
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:52 AM
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Yes.
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Originally Posted by lsracer View Post
Instrument Cluster (easy way):
Step 1:
Remove the lower two screw on the bottom panel.
Step 2:
Remove the 2 screws on the upper panels that you just exposed. The little black ones.

Step 3:
Take your fingers and run them up the edge of the panel, to get the clips off.

Step 4:
Now you should be looking at the instrument cluster, remove the 4 screws.

Step 5:
Remove the two plugs.


Step 6:
Remove the shifter by squeezing the two tabs.

Step 7:
Take the shifter out by removing the red cord.

http://www.f150online.com/forums/art...ht-repair.html
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Old 01-27-2011, 10:47 AM
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my odometer light go's out, when i tap the side of the light cluster it go's back on. i have to tap it harder and more frequently now to get it back on. do's it sound like the bulb? or loose connection?
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Old 01-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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my odometer light go's out, when i tap the side of the light cluster it go's back on. i have to tap it harder and more frequently now to get it back on. do's it sound like the bulb? or loose connection?
It's just a loose connection ....follow the instructions above and you can fix it yourself. It's a very easy job and not hard to locate what bulb lights up what area.

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Old 01-27-2011, 03:47 PM
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when you look in a bulb theres a tiny thin piece of metal coiled around, they break , and thats what causes the bulb to go out, you break the circuit. when you tap it sometimes you make the wire thats broken touch the other end, and complete the circuit, and because its warm sometimes it will stick back to it for a little while. thats why it comes on when you tap on it. just replace the bulb if your out of warranty if its in warranty get someone else to do it
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:46 PM
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Well, that was September. Shortly after this post, I hit the dash, the light came back on and has worked fine ever since. If it goes out again, I'll take it apart and replace the bulb.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:51 PM
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Mine has not gone out... but I swear it flickers slightly.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:03 AM
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mine was flickering also before it started to go out more frequently. will get a new bulb and replace it. thanks for the answers and the write up on fixing this. that's why i love this forum. thanks guys.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:38 PM
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yeah same thing happened to my 2005 ford f150 fx4, hear is a little write up my little project for the day
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Old 02-16-2011, 08:43 PM
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easy to do guy's. just did mine and it only took about 30 minutes. spent $2.95 on 2 bulbs, only needed one but i wanted a extra bulb just in case. nice to see it lit up again. thanks for the how to write up.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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Thank you gentlemen. This thread is relevant to my interests.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:48 PM
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Sylvania #73 LL bulb is what I used today from autozone and worked perfectly. Simple job thanks to the awesome write up. Thanks everyone for the contributions to the forums. Saved me time and money. Nice to be able to see the odometer again.
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