kevincourt wrote: I have the black faces silver on the sides with gauges not idiot lights
I have found that these usually fail due to the plastic housing breaking down, leading to poor contact (if any at all) between the light contacts and the plastic "circuit board". If your light for the heater controls and the one that illuminates your head light switch area are working properly, just the ones in the cluster are bad, this is usually a pretty good indicator that this is what's happening. I know there are several places (LMC, National Parts Depot, Dennis Carpenter, etc. etc.) that sell the plastic "housing" piece that the circuit board piece mounts on. The last two I have replaced have been from a newer van at the wrecking yard...they've been in great condition and are a direct replacement (and possibly 15 years newer than what you have
), and are a FORD part!
Basically, find one at wrecking yard to take apart...get all the good stuff you can from it...then take yours apart and install the "newer" stuff.