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Fordtastic

Member Since 01 Aug 2012
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2013 12:40 PM
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In Topic: Dash Illumination

30 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

 

Mine has the same issue, half the dials light up at night, if it is as easy as you say i might give it a blast myself

 Go for it mate

In Topic: Dash Illumination

28 May 2013 - 11:57 AM

 

this is how to remove the clocks
http://fordwiki.co.u...o_fit_to_Mondeo
 
and this is how to change the leds, but it will give you an idea about replcing yours
 
http://fordwiki.co.u...-_How_to_Change

 Thanks for the links Steve,appreciate it.

In Topic: Dash Illumination

28 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

 

I'd replace it and fit with Lockwoods! ;)  (Gratuitous pic alert!)
 
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Seriously though, not a hard job, just prob best to replace the lot whilst your at it...from memory, there are 2 x 286 bulbs (same type of bulb as in the lighter illumination ring, one behind each LCD panel) and 4 x 503 wedge bulbs (a 3watt wedge bulb, distributed across the rest of the panel to illuminate the rev counter/speedo).
 
Removing the cluster is just a few screws and trim removal and it'll slide out. Some people recommend disconnecting battery in fear of airbag issues etc when disconnecting the cluster plug, I just let the car sit for about 30mins before disconnecting anything.
 
If you use the search bar on here, or even check my content, I've posted on this topic before with better pics and links of the screws you need to remove. From memory, and maybe FOCA can help me out, need to remove screws from the lower dash panel under the steering wheel, then the steering wheel cowling and that will expose a screw at each bottom corner of the cluster holding it in. Remove these and slide the clocks outwards, disconnect plug and you'll see the little twist-in bulb holders at the back...replace and refit!
 
Allow about 30mins I'd say for removal and refitting as it's your first time, but it really is straightforward. The unlit panel annoyed me so I had to change the bulb and fitted my dials at the same time, but it's down to personal preference really as my brother has put up with his for 3 years now, haha!

 Thanks for your reply,much appreciated.Will give it a go when the weather picks up.

In Topic: Dash Illumination

28 May 2013 - 11:51 AM

 

Personally i would wait untill one of the other bulbs blow and replace them with LEDs, (most of the rest of the clocks are iluminated by 4 larger bolbs, if there are dark shadows one of them is blown) the screen is still readable if you squint at it

 Cheers for the advice.Where is the best place to obtain LED's from mate?

In Topic: Misfire

19 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

Just put the old Mondie up for sale.Still starts first time,just got a slightly uneven tickover.Shame cos it's still a nice car apart from that.