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Old 03-26-2012, 06:58 PM
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New to the forum, first diesel -

2001 e350 extended cargo van, 134000 miles.

A few minor issues - please point me in the right direction

No lights on the left side of gauge cluster. speedo, oil pressure and battery is fully illuminated, but very very faint on the fuel and temp.

HVAC blower is verrrry weak, even on high speed. (is there an in-cab air filter?)


Any help is greatly appreciated.
Jake
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:03 PM
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Cant help ya on the blower motor but i do believe there is a resistor pack in the duct work somewhere.
i know the one on my truck is under the hood but have no idea where yours would be. I do know they put them inside the air track to help keep them cool with moving air.

The dash, there are alot (6-7) small bulbs that i cant for the life of me remember what size, that are in the back of the instrument panel. Sounds like you have a few that are burnt out. Before you tear into it, check to see if all the other indicator lights work. This happens when you first turn the key to "on" position. If there are any of those that dont work, get a bulb for those also.

I would say it takes about an hour for someone experienced to do this. If you havent done it, maybe look some things up on youtube before getting started.
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:32 PM
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Thanks for the info - that will get me off to a good start
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Old 03-28-2012, 06:34 PM
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No prob
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Yeah, I had like four of the big bulbs burn out. I couldn't see how fast I was going at night. It's really simple to fix, I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to working on these trucks and it only took like 30 an hour. Just pull out the radio, take the two bolts behind it off to remove the dash piece, pop off the whole dash piece, unscrew the gauge cluster (4 easy to access screws when you remove the plastic dash piece), unplug it and pull it out. Then just twist off the bulbs and get the replacement ones at an autoparts store. I think they were like 2 for $5 or something like that, but it's definitely worth it to be able to see your gauges at night. And theres only like 6 of the big bulbs, so it's not that expensive. Good luck.


Oh, and you might want to try to buy the bulbs before you take the dash apart, or have an extra car. I had to throw the gauges cluster back in and plug it up to go buy the new bulbs. I didn't put the plastic dash piece back on though, it was so weird driving my truck around like that. lol.

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