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05-07-2017 08:18 PM
Mikey95hd
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Originally Posted by cresch07 View Post
Yes I replaced them with LEDs off of superbrightleds.com and yes it is very bright. I stuck with green, and it is so much better.

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Well my instrument cluster is the SVT 2004, so the LED's will only light up my needle's brighter, due to the fact that the back lighting for the EL lights, are done from the back of the oil gauges and converts the power to 180 Volts to illuminate the cluster. Still will change the three bulb's to LED's, my problem was the odometer wasn't lighting at night. So replaced the bulb with a 37 bulb and now the odometer lights up like the rest of the dash.

Amazing doing 95 with the gauge on the ground...:-)




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04-30-2017 12:17 PM
cresch07
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Did you replace the stock bulbs for the instrument cluster with the LED's? If you did are they a lot brighter? My cluster lights are really dim, and the odometer doesn't light at all, so thinking there are a few lights that are out.
Yes I replaced them with LEDs off of superbrightleds.com and yes it is very bright. I stuck with green, and it is so much better.

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04-29-2017 08:37 PM
Mikey95hd
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Originally Posted by cresch07 View Post
So is it really as simple as sanding the numbers down? Ive been thinking about replacing all my gauge lights with LEDs since they are so much brighter and have that "snappiness". Just not sure how much of a chore pulling the physical bulb is. I didn't like the fact that my '04 didnt have a tac so I pulled a junkyard cluster off a stick and it works like a dream. Just the bulbs are so dim..
Did you replace the stock bulbs for the instrument cluster with the LED's? If you did are they a lot brighter? My cluster lights are really dim, and the odometer doesn't light at all, so thinking there are a few lights that are out.
06-06-2016 08:44 PM
cresch07 So is it really as simple as sanding the numbers down? Ive been thinking about replacing all my gauge lights with LEDs since they are so much brighter and have that "snappiness". Just not sure how much of a chore pulling the physical bulb is. I didn't like the fact that my '04 didnt have a tac so I pulled a junkyard cluster off a stick and it works like a dream. Just the bulbs are so dim..
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
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