2003 Ford F150 Replace Dash Lights

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The Ford F-150 is a full-sized pickup truck produced by the Ford Motor Company since 1948. The 2003 model of the F-150 is part of the 10th generation of the F-150, which includes trucks produced between 1997 and 2004. Changing the dashboard lights on a 10th-generation F-150 is a straightforward process that takes approximately half an hour. You require only a Phillips screwdriver. You should consider replacing all of the dash lights at once, to save yourself from having to go through this procedure more often than necessary.

Tools Used[edit]

Phillips screwdriver
161-type bulbs

Replace Dash Lights[edit]

  • Remove the keys from the ignition of the F-150.
  • Remove the seven screws from the trim around the instrument panel using a screwdriver. There are three screws above the panel and four below.
  • Pull the trim off the instrument panel. You may have to lower the steering wheel to its lowest position to remove the lower part of dashboard trim.
  • Remove the four screws securing the cover of the column of the steering wheel using a screwdriver.
  • Remove the covers off the column by popping them out with a screwdriver.
  • Remove the two securing screws from the front of the instrument panel. Pull the instrument panel out of the vehicle slightly.
  • Reach behind the panel and remove the plug from the instrument panel.
  • Pull the instrument panel out of the vehicle. The bulbs are located on the underside of the instrument panel.
  • Replace any burnt-out bulbs with new bulbs. Simply pull out the old bulbs and push the new bulbs in until you hear them click into place.
  • Reattach the plug to the rear of the instrument panel and place it back into the vehicle. Reattach the screws and trim.