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#5571 of 6400 1997 Mercury Mountaineer
Dec 20, 2006 (8:59 pm)
Bought it used a year ago. Stereo has AM-FM, Cassette w/ remote CD changer. A couple of months ago I noticed that the lights for the display on the radio are no longer working. The display is fine but in order to do anything with the rest of the system I have to turn on the overhead lights.
The dealer says there is a "circuit board" w/the lights on it & refers me to a local Electronics place. They say there are no lights anywhere in the radio and that it never lit up. I know it has worked in the past but can find no lights to replace.
Anybody got any ideas?
#5572 of 6400 Re: 2002 ford explorer [jag1010]
Dec 20, 2006 (9:58 pm)
Little more info, please. Year, engine, miles. It could be generally a lot of things - it's most likely your shift motor.
#5573 of 6400 Re: 1997 Mercury Mountaineer [blimerc]
Dec 20, 2006 (10:00 pm)
The dealer is correct - they do light, and the circuit board with the lights on it is what you need. I'm surprised you can't still get them. Two things - you may want to find out who made your stereo, hopefully Clarion, and not Visteon, and get one, or find another unit like yours to replace your whole head unit. They have to be at junkyards and all over stereo shops as take outs...There were a zillion of them made.
#5574 of 6400 alternator problems 2000 explorer sport2wd
Dec 21, 2006 (5:38 am)
i recently had an alt go bad, replaced it with one from auto zone. plus i got a gator grip belt to go with it. this was 7 months ago but ever since the change my temp gauge barely comes up past cold and if i run the fan on high in AC or heat/defrost when i slow down to wait for a turn my alt gauge drops for a bit then comes back up to normal and it doesnt do it all the time! what in the heck is wrong can anyone take a guess im clueless.
#5575 of 6400 Re: alternator problems 2000 explorer sport2wd [mich1a]
Dec 23, 2006 (4:50 pm)
Sounds like your belt tensioner either didn't set right when you put the belt back on, or is broken and your belt is slipping quite a bit. It could cause both problems....
#5576 of 6400 Re: alternator problems 2000 explorer sport2wd [mich1a]
Dec 23, 2006 (5:10 pm)
or you put on a wrong belt which is too long, allowing slippage because the tensioner can't keep it tight enough.
Dec 25, 2006 (9:45 pm)
i have a 1993 explorer with 196000 miles on it, and recently, every time i turn the heater to the second highest or highest fan setting, the battery meter drops significantly, also the lights in the dash dim too.
has anyone else had this problem?
#5578 of 6400 Re: 2003 Ford Explorer gets loud at 50mph [electricdesign]
Dec 25, 2006 (9:49 pm)
i had a problem like this in my 1993 ford explorer!
what it turned out to be was a bearing in the axle and became worn and made a loud noise, and i too couldnt tell between noises.
hope this helps
#5579 of 6400 Can I replace my 1996 Explorer V6 with a 1997 Explorer V6?
Dec 26, 2006 (8:22 am)
My nephew gave me his 1996 Explorer with a V6 and said the dealer told him the heads were leaking (possibly cracked). I canít get it to turn over (engine sounds frozen). I found someone with a wrecked 1997 Explorer with a V6. Can I put the 1997 V6 in my 1996?
#5580 of 6400 Re: Replacing Spark plugs / Slight Hesitation [dodgekbad]
Dec 26, 2006 (8:30 am)
Put a can of gas dryer in it anyway. This will cause any water in the gas to be suspended in the gas and burned out.