Replaceing the Check engine light bulb - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 1991-1994, 1995-2001, 2002-2005, 2006-2010 Ford Explorer

Replaceing the Check engine light bulb

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-12-2011, 09:28 AM
mwood1973 mwood1973 is offline
New User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 24
mwood1973 is starting off with a positive reputation.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2011, 10:59 AM
KhanTyranitar's Avatar
KhanTyranitar KhanTyranitar is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 3,413
KhanTyranitar has a very good reputation on FTE.KhanTyranitar has a very good reputation on FTE.KhanTyranitar has a very good reputation on FTE.
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.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2011, 05:48 PM
shorod's Avatar
shorod shorod is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Posts: 3,845
shorod has a very good reputation on FTE.shorod has a very good reputation on FTE.shorod has a very good reputation on FTE.shorod has a very good reputation on FTE.
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.

-Rod
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2011, 06:03 PM
MCDavis's Avatar
MCDavis MCDavis is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: RVA
Posts: 10,380
MCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputation
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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-12-2011, 06:07 PM
MCDavis's Avatar
MCDavis MCDavis is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: RVA
Posts: 10,380
MCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputationMCDavis has a superb reputation
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
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stupid question. What can cause my reverse lights not to work? 02GrayPowerStroke 1997 - 2003 F150 25 03-18-2017 04:13 AM
2012 F250 Headlight Bulb Replacement skscci 1999 to 2016 Super Duty 9 04-07-2012 04:55 PM
Check engine light bulb ttimmy58 Explorer, Sport Trac, Mountaineer & Aviator 5 03-27-2012 09:21 AM
Fog Light Bulb Replacement kjsway 2007 - 2014 Expedition & Navigator 3 12-02-2008 03:57 PM
Dash light replacement sorensenj Ranger & B-Series 5 11-10-2008 08:12 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Tags
91, 96, 97, 98, bulb, check, dash, e150, engine, explorer, f150, ford, light, lightbulb, replace

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 AM.