Bought a 97 Taurus and the previous idiot that owned it evidently got
tired of looking at the Check Engine light, so instead of fixing the
underlying problem, he took a drill and drilled through the bezel,
through the bulb, and through the circuit board. Made the light go
out, sure enough.
But my problem is I fixed the underlying problem causing the light to
come on, and I would like to have functionality of the light back, just
I've seen several people selling replacement clusters on eBay, but I'd
rather not get into replacing the whole thing so I won't have to deal
with the whole inaccurate mileage thing.
My question is, any body know if you can just change out that circuit
board? If not, if you replace the whole thing, can the dealer reset
the mileage to match what was on the old odometer (if you don't buy it
from them)? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?