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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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2003 ford excursion trip computer display

2003 ford excursion trip computer display not working!
was working fine
got dim for a while
then just stop working
i took the overhead console out cleaned out the connectors
still not working.

anyone have any clues or input on a fix??

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The usual problem is loose resistors on the board. There have been several threads about the fix and I've done it myself. Usually when you take the unit down from the roof you can drop a resistor.

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Okay, my 2004 F-250SD 4x4 is doing the exact same thing. Looked for possible fuses in the book but nothing specific to this so I figured I would take the display down but I can not find out how as Isee no screws (I did not want to pull down too hard and break something). Can anyone tell me how to pull down? Thanks!
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The problem is with the resistors on the dispaly board!

i just took the console out and removed the display.
after opening up the display housing and checking out the display board
thru a mircoscope was I able to see the faulty resistors.
resolder them back into place, they where opened! one end of the resistor
was desolder off the pad!
that sucker must get real HOT!

display works fine now!

Thanks Jack!!!

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Okay, so how do you get this dang thing to come down? I do not see any screws on it and afraid if it has clips to pull too hard.
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Had the overhead go out on the DRW a while back. You really have to pull down hard to get the trim loose.

I took mine apart and found a few loose connectors are whatever there called.

Ended up buying a new one off Ebay for $165 shipped. Kept the old one and when another one goes out may first try to have the old one fixed.

Sounds like if you know what your doing it's a fairly straight foward fix.

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