The 2001 model offered more room and a more familiar look for sedan buyers, featuring more squared-off design cues than those of the third-generation model Taurus. Pull bulb straight out of the socket push new bulb in and replace everything in reverse order. Then start prying away at it. If you are a Taurus owner looking to upgrade your car's sound system, you will need to remove the stock radio before installing a new system. The insulation right behind the tail light lens needs to be pulled away to expose the nuts that attach the tail light lens. The assembly will pull out as a whole so take caution not to use extra force removing it from the vehicle. To install, reverse removal procedure.
The cluster rests on two small knobs on the bottom as well. These attachment points are all plastic and easily broken by those not knowing how to remove the headlight unit. Do all of these steps in reverse order to put it all back together. Don't allow it to slam down after removing the last bolt. Once you have it set in place, go ahead and insert the two screws holding the panel into the upper dash. If you are stuck halfway, you might it useful to use the flashlight to look around to see what's holding it on. They are very simple to replace, its getting to the instrument cluster that can be the bear.
Disconnect transmission range indicator cable from column selector tube. A ZipLoc bag is a good idea as well. Never use brake fluid that has been drained from the hydraulic system, or from an open container, no matter how clean it is. Now, put everything back together! If you change the bulbs you will still have the problem, the bulbs are not the problem, its the connection to board they are plugged into You go through the trunk and on either side is the light housing unit that you remove 4 nuts from, pull out and there will be the individual bulbs to be replaced. Takes about 5 minutes unscrewing the nuts, replacing the bulb, screwing the nuts back on and finally replacing the liner.
Now it's time to start pulling off the upper instrument cluster surround the one with the vents, light switch, etc. Installation of the bulb is the reverse of removal. If you have a leather wrapped wheel, be careful not to scratch or cut the leather. Open the trunk and remove the lining on the side you are changing. It's been awhile since changing mine but I will do my best. It's a 194 bulb found at any auto parts store.
It's right below the row of warning lamps on the far right of the instrument cluster. Remove upper and lower steering column covers. In order to do this you m … ust do the following:. Slide the instrument panel forward and unplug the electrical connectors from the back of the panel. Push down on it and uninstall them not an easy task, but doable. Grab the gauges individually e. Therefore, another problem may exist.
You will need to remove two trim clips, the first one is on the edge of the hard plastic trim and the second one is right behind the light. If you need to take your keys with you, regardless of shifter position, you can put the car in park and take your keys out. Pull top part of instrument cluster toward steering wheel. If one isn't flashing, replace the bulb by turning it counterclockwise in the rear of the light. Once the center panel is out, all you need to do now is unscrew the mushroom hook located at the edge of the side panel.
You must revove these e nuts, and they push the assembly out from inside the trunk. Reconnect the headlight switch and push it back into the dash. I would say that about 7% of the vehicles that have a check engine light are the result of a loose or inadequate gas cap. The front and rear reservoir will drain as the front or rear brakes are bled. Go ahead and remove those bolts. First, take the 8mm socket and attack the up under the steering column.
Prior to this there were so many different and poor troubleshooting data from a check engine light problem that resolving the problem was much more difficult. Place the jack stands under the frame or axles of the vehicle. Now that the panel is removed there are four screws that hold the instrument cluster to the dashboard itself. Once you have the panel out at about normal steering wheel location you'll see little black caps on the back of the intrument panel that are scattered about. While you've got the tools out, and typically you get 2 bulbs in the package, just do the bulbs on both sides of the car - you'll be back out there real soon anyways.
There are some plastic pins that hold the lining in place. When the dash lights don't come on and you see two green arrows a solid slap on the left side of the hump forward of the steering wheel brings them on. Turn counter-clockwise to release the socket Wagon. The wrench is offset just enough to be able to place on the 15 mm bolt of the automatic belt tensioner pulley. Once it is off you have to disconnect the electrical connector and reattach it later. Get a set of pliers preferably needle nose pliers and twist the cap counterclockwise until the cap comes out and you'll see the bulb.
Unfortunately, the G4 headlight switch knob does not pop off as easily as the G3. Pull top part of instrument cluster toward steering wheel. On the top of the instrument cluster but farther back in, there are 3 little golden star-tipped screws. Insert the screw below the instrument cluster. Insert a slotted screwdriver between the covers on the steering wheel column, and pry upwards. A metal trim remover is not as ideal as it can put blemishes in your dash.