You don't have to remove the whole dash to replace the bulbs. You only have to remove the individual componets that are illuminated, like the heater control head and instrument cluster. Each piece will have a bezel or trim piece around it. You will have to study each piece to see if there are any screws, but you may only need to pry it loose. If you don't see any screws, carefully pry just a little bit on each corner of the trim cover to see if it comes loose fairly easily. Once you get each trim bezel off around the item you want to remove to replace the illumination bulbs, then there will be four 7mm screws on the heater control head, and there will also be four 7mm screws on the instrument cluster. As you remove each item, unplug the connectors, and turn it over to reveal the little bulb sockets. Each socket comes out with a 1/4 turn counter-clockwise to remove it.
This is a tricky job. I have no idea why Ford buried the console access under so much junk, but there you are. First, remove the upper and lower steering column shrouds. Then you must remove the radio. (I know, sounds crazy, right?) If you're unaware of the procedure for this, find some long nails that roughly match the diameter of the four holes and insert them. Inserting the nails releases some clamps, allowing the thing to come loose. Once the radio is out and disconnected, undo the four bolts holding the surrounding plastic (black, runs to steering column). Now you should be able to unbolt and remove the duct covers surrounding the dash. Remove and unbolt the dash meter unit. You'll have to disconnect the cable that links the gearshift to the gear display (It's just a loop that unhooks). The whole thing will pull out enough for you to unplug the electrical leads and separate the whole thing. From there, it's just a matter of replacing burned out bulbs. Don't forget to recalibrate the gearshift cable upon reconnection!
Pull the dash off and then the instrument panel off and it is connected to the back of the instrument panel itself, easy to do but a lot of work. Or if you have a desired color that you want in your instrament pannel, go to auto zone and the have these flexable strip lights you can wire into the headlight swich, its a little easier and it looks cool too!!!
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According to page 10 in the 2002 Ford Taurus Owners Manual (see below), the 'Service Engine Soon" warning light is the picture of an engine in the lower left hand corner of the dash / instrument panel.
This may be of use have you checked tht the wiring and fuses are in sound condition
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No sorry. you gotta pull the whole instrument panel out to get to it.
see a real mechanic
Because you need oil change
Below the instrument panel on the drivers side
Left button sticking out from the instrument panel
Under the instrument panel on the drivers side for the 4 door
Look on fuse panel under dash, left of steering column.
below left side of instrument panel
You can view the 2002 Ford Expedition Owner Guide online at : www . motorcraft service . com ( no spaces ) Click on Owner Guides It includes pictures of the instrument panel
Bulb burned out, or fuse blown. ( or gauge panel dimmer switch turned all the way )
The 2002 Chrysler Sebring OBD 2 port is underneath instrument panel, near steering column
The 2002 Ford Taurus has 12 valves.
The 2002 Ford Taurus has a V6 engine.
That's where it's supposed to be , 2001 4 door Explorers had the fuse panel on the drivers end of the dash ( the fuse panel plastic cover was visible when you opened the drivers door ) and the re - designed 2002 model has the fuse panel under the instrument panel on the drivers side
it's a nightmare, get a real mechanic.
Every time it becomes defective.
It sounds as if you have a problem with the ignition switch.
The 2002 Ford Taurus has overhead valves (OHV).
The 2002 Ford Taurus has a 4-speed automatic.
The 2002 Ford Taurus is a gas-powered vehicle.
The 2002 Jeep Wrangler OBD 2 port is below instrument panel, left of brake pedal