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How much does a instrument bulb replacement cost for Ford cars?

A typical Ford instrument bulb replacement in the UK costs around £78 - £190. Depending on your Ford model and engine, and whether you live in a big city or a small one, the price of a instrument bulb replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We computed prices for some of the best-selling Ford cars in the UK in order to give you an idea of how much a instrument bulb replacement costs.
Car modelFixter price range
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Fiesta£78 - £123
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Focus£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Ka£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Kuga£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Mondeo£121 - £190
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford Transit Custom£106 - £167
Instrument bulb replacement for Ford C-MAX£106 - £167

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What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel bulb is responsible for lighting the instrument panel, or dashboard. This panel is located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel and displays important information about the performance of your car.

What are the symptoms of a broken instrument panel bulb?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need to replace your instrument panel bulb:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

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Hey Fixter, what are the signs of a failing instrument panel bulb?

The common signs that you may need replacement bulbs are if your car dashboard isn’t lit, your dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying or your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing.

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Want to learn more about Ford instrument bulb replacement?

What does an instrument panel bulb do?

A car’s instrument panel, or dashboard, is usually located directly in front of the driver, behind the steering wheel. It displays important information about the performance of your car, such as the speedometer, fuel gauge, warning lights and your indicator lights. The instrument panel is usually backlit so requires a bulb to be fitted behind it.

It is essential that this instrument panel is working properly at all times as it provides important information to the driver about the performance and operation of the car. The bulb must be working properly to ensure the driver can view this information at night.

Ford

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker, founded by Henry Ford in 1903. One of the most long-standing giants of the motoring industry with an estimated asset wealth of around $256 billion, Ford became a popular household name throughout the UK in the 1960s with the introduction of the Ford Transit, the Ford Escort and the Ford Capri.

With the Ford Fiesta consistently winning accolades as the best selling car in the UK, it’s no surprise to hear that in 2018 there were approximately 5.5million Ford cars on the roads by the end of the year.

With a proven track record for good value and sensible, practical driving, along with a dealership just around every corner, Ford has developed a method of sustaining great sales by giving drivers just what they need.

There’s a Ford car for practically every sensible driver. Actually, there are a few Ford cars for the more daring driver too. Take a look at the history of RS and Cosworth models, both making an impact in the world of rally driving and touring car racing.

While they’re better known for providing family transport that includes the Ka, the Fiesta and the Focus, Ford also produces the lavishly equipped Edge SUV, and also the S-Max and Galaxy people carriers too.

And for something quite a lot less mainstream, Ford deliver some muscle

From a very traditional and mainstream marque, it’s refreshing to see that they still deliver a great big slice of larger than life America—and the latest model Ford Mustang is no exception. If a Mondeo or a Focus isn’t really your thing, and even the RS models aren’t sporty enough, then the new Mustang’s brawny delivery of sleek lines powered by its 5-litre V8 engine could be just the thing. Failing that, the Ford GT supercar with its twin-turbo V6 won’t fail to turn heads. All £420k of it.

How often should an instrument panel bulb need replacing?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

During an MOT, the mechanic will check that the instruments on your vehicle’s dashboard are illuminated sufficiently. If these components, such as the fuel gauge and speedometer, are not sufficiently illuminated that will lead to a minor, however if the instruments are not illuminated at all this will most likely lead to your car failing the MOT.

What happens when we do an instrument panel bulb replacement on your car?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

What causes an instrument panel bulb to break?

Like many other car parts over time faults can occur, and occasionally the instrument panel bulbs can break or blow. Additionally, bulbs can stop working due to electrical faults or if a fuse has blown. Because the instrument panel displays important information about the running of your vehicle it’s important to fix any bulbs when they stop working.

What are the signs of a bad instrument panel bulb?

Usually, there a few signs you can look for:

  • Your car dashboard isn’t lit

  • Dashboard warning lights are flickering or not displaying

  • Your indicator dashboard lights aren't flashing

How often should you replace your instrument panel bulb?

Instrument panel bulbs shouldn’t need to be replaced regularly, however like most car parts they can become faulty over time. Broken or faulty bulbs will make it very difficult to observe aspects of your car’s performance as you’re driving and may prevent dashboard warning lights from displaying. This could mean that serious (and potentially dangerous) faults could go undetected, leading to costly repairs down the line.

What happens during an instrument panel bulb replacement?

During the repair our certified mechanics will:

  • Remove the instrument panel front

  • Check all fuses and bulbs connected to the instrument panel

  • Replace any faulty fuses or bulbs

  • Refit the instrument panel front and test the lights are working

Can you drive with a broken instrument panel bulb?

Vehicle dashboard lights help monitor the various gauges in a car. Broken instrument panel lights can leave you clueless as to whether your car is experiencing engine problems, such as running low on fuel, overheating or ABS failure, often until it is too late. Having these lights working is especially vital when driving at night. Therefore it’s important that all bulbs are in full working order so you can stay aware and safe on the roads.

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