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Old 01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
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Replaceing the Check engine light bulb

Turns out the Check Engine Light bulb is burnt out. I have to replace it to get an inspection sticker in Texas. I have a 1997 Explorer with a 5.0. I have read online and the manual I have to pull the dash board to replace the lights. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on making this easier? Thanks in advance.
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Yes, replace all the bulbs at the same time, that way you don't have to do it again. I personally would replace them with LEDs.
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If you go the LED route, make sure you got the polarity correct before buttoning up the instrument cluster. I don't think there are many LED retrofit options that are not polarity sensitive, but I could be wrong on that.

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I've done it. It's not difficult, just a lot to remove. As previously stated, replace all the bulbs at once since you'll be back there anyway.
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I knew I had a post about this somewhere. Just located the old thread.
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/10...s-are-out.html
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