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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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F150 FX4 08 Issues

How you doing guys?

Been a while .. I near bought a Subaru or FJ Cruiser but a great FX4 came up forsale local for a Excellent price (Under 16k) Pics later

Knew Ide stick with the blue badge ..

Anyhow few Issues .. The part of the dash that displays the OD, outside temp etc will not light up. Any ideas? I've tried the dim switch.

Also need a Remote Fob as its AWOL. (Anyone got a spare? Willing to send a Bug deflector in return)

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-09-2011, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bought a Keyfob from a Fordealer. $36 bucks and programmed it there and then.

Still have the issue with the OD / Compass / Outside temp screen not lighting up. Any help / Ideas would be great.

I havent grabbed any pics yet and I need to remove the bug shield first.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Well I've been fishing for answers on other forums ..

Turns out the cluster problem could be a basic bulb?

Has anyone ever taken a cluster out? I heard it was a 20 min job .. I've heard that before .. Famous last words.

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My odometer doesn't light up either. Its just a bulb. I'd say 20 minutes to fix it is accurate. Just be patient.

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Hey Ross if you where at a dealership to get a keyfob and have it programmed to your truck why didn't you ask about the dash problem ?

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My odometer doesn't light up either. Its just a bulb. I'd say 20 minutes to fix it is accurate. Just be patient.
Got a bulb from work today Gonna give it a shot on next days off.

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Hey Ross if you where at a dealership to get a keyfob and have it programmed to your truck why didn't you ask about the dash problem ?
Never drove the Truck at night .. I bought the fob the same day I aquired the truck ..

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Never drove the Truck at night
That's why I've never bothered to fix mine. I really don't need to see the temperature (I know its fricken cold its winter in Canada) or my mileage at night.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2012, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Sorted the cluster. Removed the ugly hood deflector. Bought a key fob.

Only other problem is the blend door for the heater plays up a little.

P.S it was real real easy to pull the cluster and change the bulb. In fact, it was a pleasure !

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