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RE: Dash Lighting
Well, this certainly is relevant. My dash lights completely quite last
All lights on - then nothing. The fuse is OK, so I guess I'll pull the
panel. Shannon let me know if you figure yours out.
Dave, I don't believe the Instrument Voltage Regulator (IRV) is
attached to the circuit. I suspected my IRV was going bad a few weeks
Fuel, oil, and temp gauges would suddenly read double what they should.
Hey, perhaps the two are related. - DUH
I stopped by the local self serve wreaking yard and pulled the dash on
an 84 LX.
The IRV pops off with a screwdriver - just be very careful of the mylar.
attached with a button type connector very similar to a 9 volt battery.
>It's very easy to screw up the mylar backing circuit on the Mustang dash
>panel. I did it, and had to repair it, when I was changing dash light
>Remove the gauge coverlay, and then the whole gauge pod. Turn it over and
>look at the back of it behind the turbo gauge. You'll prolly find a broken
>or burnt trace on the circuit. You can repair it, if you're GOOD with a
>Alternatively you can buy a new one from Ford. When the voltage regulator
>goes bad, it needs to be replaced because it's attached permanently to this
>circuit, so the dealer may even have it in stock. Dunno what it costs.