I'm assuming that the Ford Escape and Mazda Tribute will be basically the same process since the vehiciles as practically the same. Hope this helps. Project: Replace dashlight behind odometer (PRNDL) light. 2001 Ford Escape.
Time: 10 to 30 min.
Tools: Nut Driver 7mm or (small 7mm socket, socket wrench and small extension)
Cost: $1.50 to $4.00 (cost varies due to location - or so I was told, mine was $4.00)
Screws to remove: only 6 on the 2001, all the same headsize, threadsize and length)
1. Remove two 7mm hex screws on display panel cover (top, underneith)
2. Put on parking brake, engage key (do not start), move PRNDL lever to L to get out of way.
3. Pull the bottom part of display cover straight toward you (there are 2 clips, one on either side of the steering wheel behind the display assembly cover that will snap free - takes a little force - Do one side at a time) Remove and set aside. This reveals the four display unit screws.
4. Remove the four 7mm screws on the actual display panel. (fyi: all screws in this project are the same headsize, threadsize, and length)
4. Tilt top of display panel toward you and remove the three top connectors (they come out easily and are in a cable harness so you can't put them back wrong) You will need to squeeze the middle gently, unlocking connector and pull)
5. Pull out display - which includes "glass" covering - this never gets removed! (adjust steering wheel to lowest position if needed)
6. On the rear of the panel you will see several (little grey) knobs. Find the one right behind the odometer and using a pliers, twist counter clockwise 1/4 turn and remove. The little light bulb is encased in these little knobs and is included as a one-piece replacement for the $1.50 to $4 bucks.
7. Replace bulb assembly by inserting the bulb and turning clockwise 1/4 turn.
8. Assemble following reverse instruction of above.
* This all sounds a lot more complex than it actually is. These steps each only take a minute or so. The most difficult part for me was pulling out the display assembly cover. Took me a few minutes to figure out that there were clips on either side of the base of the display cover and what pressure was needed to pull them free. (it does take a little effort at the base of the display to pull free)
All in all this took me about 15 minutes to remove and about 10 minutes to replace, but I had to find socket size, snap locations of cover, etc etc....
Please feel free to cut and paste this article to any other boards with the same question. I hate to see people getting "ripped off" for a simple 4 dollar job anyone can do.
The odometer light fuse also controls other lights on your instrument panel. The odometer light can be removed by removing the instrument panel cover. Push the light bulb in and turn at the same time. The light bulb will come out. Replace it with a new light bulb.
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daytime running lights
They can't be fixed. You have to change the radio. The climate control is the same way, You have to change the unit to get the light working.
Look behind a panel in the trunk
Usually through the back panel in the trunk