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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:27 am 
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Well, I've just bought an EF, and it's odometer doesn't light up at all, whilst the rest of the dash is fine. Is it easy to replace just the odometer bit (or even fix a light), or is it a case of replacing the whole instrument cluster?

It's an EF Futura, so it's got the low series cluster (with reasonably low k's for an early EF, so I'd rather not change the whole cluster).

Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance. :)
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:58 am 
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yeah just take the dash apart, lower the steering wheel and remove the 4 screws holding the dash in place you may also need to remove the screws for the air-con controller box, and then pull the two plugs on the left and right side of the dash out and remove the dash, then it's the plug directly behind the ODO, if you replace it with standard globes then it doesn't matter which way the new ones go back in but if you use LED's then they are + and - and take a bit of fiddiling to get right.


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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 6:32 pm 
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yeah it'd only be a blown bulb or two. There are six that light up the entire dash.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:53 pm 
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the dash is 6 lights, the odo is a seperate light.. mine was blown the ucnt cost be about 4 bucks :shock:

its down the bottom middle, shouldnt be to hard to figure out

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:12 pm 
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Its worthwhile checking the other globes while you have the dash off - just unscrew them and have a look. If the globe looks dark or black, you should probably replace them as they are probably on the way out. I replaced a few blackish ones on mine and made a big difference.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:56 pm 
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Awesome, thanks a lot :)

I'll probably take the dash apart and look at the globes when I start installing the stereo, so i only need to do it once. My first priority, however, is getting it roadworthy.
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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:06 pm 
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no odometer no road worthy....so its fairly important....
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:56 am 
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original ford odo globes, orange ones, are around $15 ea, believe it or not
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:48 am 
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dddp! wrote:
original ford odo globes, orange ones, are around $15 ea, believe it or not


the ones in the EF dont need to be orange, as the lcd itsself is orange... so hese are all white globes!

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:43 pm 
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maybe i'm getting the clock and the odo confused as to which ones orange
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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:25 pm 
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since u r removing the cluster to th ereplace a globe, it sounds like the perfect excuse to do a blue LED conversion :D

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:36 pm 
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Lol yeah blue mod modification!

But also when i did mine i accidentally stuffed up the rubber connector things on the side of the enclosure for the Odometer, it may be that i dunno, though it sounds like it might save ya $15 ya never know........
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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:39 pm 
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Does anyone know where I could get the globe from, whether somewhere like AutoPro would have them, or whether I'd need to go to Ford? What are the part numbers for either? :)

Blue LED conversion would be nice, but I can't be a*** :p

I've got the car roadworthied, but I want to do this before I register the car, because I'm removing the dash for the stereo installation anyway.

Thanks a lot :)
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Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:13 pm 
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blue led conversion takes as much time as putting new globes in.. its exactely the same, cept blue :P

repco CAN get em, go to the one next to their warehouse..

Part number 47902 (you will only need 6, can get em in packs of 10 too for like 25 bucks..)

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:00 am 
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otherwise the bulbs from ford arent that much, about 4-5 bucks each for odometer.
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