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02-09-2015 09:08 PM
ctoddfly
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Originally Posted by norcalfocus01 View Post
Its real easy acutaly. The cluster is held in by the plastic surround which has 3 7mm bolts in the top of it. Undo those bolts then "snap" the bezel out of the dash by gently pulling on it. Then there are 4 7mm bolts holding the cluster into the dash, the bolts are in each corner of the cluster. Lastly the wires unplug from the back of the cluster by fliping the black tap over (you'll understand it when you see it). Then all the bulbs backs you be exposed. The bulbs simply twist loose then you pull them out.

The small bulbs are #74 bulbs and the large ones for the tach and speedo are #198 bulbs. You can get replacements for them at any major auto parts store.
Thanks for the post, both of the larger bulbs were burned out and could not see anything at night. I got the 7 screws and bezel out, but got stuck trying to disconnect the main wire harness, and came here for the answer...love this forum. I think the black lever on the back moves from left to right to release...wish I had taken some photos. Never seen a lever like that before.
05-05-2014 10:24 AM
FocusKid18 That sounds like a problem I had with my 2000. Do your plate lights work? DRL? Or with a switch? It could be a fuse out.
10-22-2013 11:23 AM
KiwiDan Hey all, I'm new to the forum and have just bought a 2007 ZX3 SE with the issue above. Only it's not only my instrument cluster's backlights that are out, it is also all my centre console lighting - i.e. car audio sys., A/C, fan,... etc that is without a backlight. Is this likely to be a related issue or just coincidence and I need to fix those backlights too?

Also, I found downloadable Owners manuals for my 07 here, useful if like me, the previous owner didnt include this in the sale :(
http://owner.ford.com/servlet/Conten...rd&model=Focus

Thanks for any and all help,
Kiwi
10-19-2013 01:56 PM
jcstilley Found this for getting at the instrument panel on an 07. Hope this helps. I have yet to try it on mine.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/bo...rfocus2007.pdf
10-11-2012 08:12 PM
calebstubstad

this is how she turned out
10-11-2012 02:27 AM
OhWellAlright oh i didnt know that you could sand the numbers down. the bulb size is 194 or t10. those are the same thing
10-10-2012 07:15 PM
calebstubstad Wait, are the bulbs 194 or 198. Seen both n I ordered 194. Will that work..?
10-10-2012 07:06 PM
calebstubstad
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Originally Posted by OhWellAlright View Post
i tried putting blue LEDs in my dashboard but it didnt turn out as i expected. the numbers light up a really dim greenish blue color and everything has a blue outline on it. it doesnt actually turn everything blue because of the green tint that was already in the dashboard. im gonna try green ones next and see how that goes.
Did you sand the numbers to let only blue through? Its the only way unless you buy a aftermarket gauge face
10-10-2012 01:42 PM
OhWellAlright i tried putting blue LEDs in my dashboard but it didnt turn out as i expected. the numbers light up a really dim greenish blue color and everything has a blue outline on it. it doesnt actually turn everything blue because of the green tint that was already in the dashboard. im gonna try green ones next and see how that goes.
09-25-2012 09:01 PM
calebstubstad Sorry this is so old, but to replace my 2000's dash lights, just follow the instructions, pop out the old lights, put in new blue leds (74 and 198) and re install?
Will the blue leds shine blue then on my numbers? Thanks for the help guys. Any pics of this done by anyone?
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