That is an excellent article - I wish I saw sooner.
I had already mailed my cluster out for repair with an independent shop.
On the phone, park city ford in Bridgeport, CT said they would cut me a
master key, then when I got there, they said there is no such thing as
master keys. For what they charge for service, I don't know why they have
to resort to lying. They tried to talk me into spending $381 in addition to
the $75 diagnostic fee.
I should have my cluser back in a few days. I'll report back how it turns
"Lawrence" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Since you have already been tossing clusters in and out this should be a
> easy task to fix your blanking display. I just did mine a few weeks ago.
> the cable goes into your cluster near the lower side you may find that you
> some fractured solder joints. Just retouch those joints with a soldering
> and everything will stay lit on the odometer for you. Then again, if this
> your problem then disregard my note ;-) If you want a step-by-step with
> and everything then check out the web site http://www.fordf150.net/ since
> recall someone once posted a whole procedure on there of how to fix the
> joints for the disappearing odometer display.
> Rocky wrote:
>> I got lucky, I put the old cluster back in and the truck started. I'll
>> tap the display when the odometer blanks out to get the miles to show
>> I assume the dealer can cut me a new matster key?