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I have a 2007 taurus I just bought. The dash lights do not…

I have a 2007...

I have a 2007 taurus I just bought. The dash lights do not work, including the odometer and gear selector area. I bought it from a friend's daughter, she said it worked. My friend also told me it flickered on/off last time he moved car, but it came back on

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?

Checked fuses. Blinkers work so I changed bulbs around. No difference. Other bulbs look ok

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Taurus yourself? What have you tried so far?

Fixing myself. Checked power to light switch thats good. Dont seem to get power to dimmer.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No. Not that i can think of.

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Scott W.
Scott W., Ford Technician
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Hello my name is ***** ***** me look at a wiring diagram for you, give me a few minutes.

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Check fuse 35 inside the vehicle. Let me know if it is blown.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago

The fuse is not blown

Ok, on the main light switch see if there is power on the light blue with red, and then on the dark blue with white with the lights on.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago

The plug you are referring to is the dimmer plug correct? Power good at blue/red, no power to blue/white with headlights turned on

Ok the dimmer portion is bad, you need a new headlight switch.

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When you are finished, all I ask is please take the time to rate my service today, as this is how I am paid for my time, thanks Scott. You can always ask follow up after rating.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago

Thank you for the help, first time using a tool like this. I assume the blue/white is the power out to dash assembly?

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Here is the other one. click here

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago

Thank you

No problem

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