9th Nov 2004, 11:49

How did you fix the radio light display? Mine is out and I was told that I would need to fix the whole thing. That's crazy everything works, but the display lights.

15th Jan 2005, 03:45

My Radio does the same thing with all the lights work except the display. sometimes it works sometimes it don't.

7th Mar 2005, 20:21

My radio display also went out, can you please explain how you fixed this problem?

Please send email to kableninja@comcast.net.

Best regards.


10th May 2005, 21:52

I too lost the display on the radio/cd player. Would be most appreciative if someone can explain how someone fairly competent electronically can repair. I've had a multitude of problems with my 2000 Mountaineer. To name just a few: rear windshield wiper works only intermittently (check that... hardly ever), ABS light came on due to faulty sensor, fuel system problem, factory brake pads do not have "warning" indicator when they wear out causing great damage to rotors thus requiring replacement, catalytic converter rattles, transfer case appears to be failing with only 84k miles., etc., etc. I typically am a very conservative driver and have had the vehicle regularly maintained. Yet, I have owned similar Japanese vehicles that required little, if any, maintenance and I consider the problems encountered with the Mountaineer more than I would have expected. Finally, this truck absolutely eats gas (13-15 mpg city, 19-21 hwy with good tail wind :). However, I knew this going in, but gas 3 yrs. ago wasn't approaching $3 a gallon either. Nissan and Toyota will get my hard earned cash for our next purchase.

3rd May 2007, 11:42

2000, with 106,000 miles. Runs great, just replaced all four shocks, what a difference. I also would love to know how you were able to get the clock and display of the radio to work. Was it a bad ground? where was it located please?

7th Feb 2009, 17:00

I have the same problem with my 2000 Mountaineer. Radio and CD player works, but the display light is out. If anyone has a solution, please e-mail to me at nevadakev2000@yahoo.com


28th Feb 2009, 14:28

The light on my radio went out also. Email me at joyjoal@cox.net if you have a solution.

8th Mar 2009, 15:15

I recently purchased a 2000 mountaineer and am very happy with the vehicle, so far. However, when I 1st got it the cd player worked fine and then was working intermittently and now not at all (all within a bout 5 weeks). Everything else on the stereo works fine and without issue. It won't play or eject the disc-sometimes the display will say "no disc" or "eject error" or "no disc". I don't know if that would be related to a fuse or not but I need my tunes! Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

24th Jun 2009, 22:54

I too have an 2000 Mercury Mountaineer and the radio display has gone out and the rear window wiper as well. If you know how to fix it could you please email me back at winslo_331@yahoo.com ASAP!!! Ready for change!!

14th Aug 2009, 13:07

The radio display issue is due to one of two things. A) The power supply for the led display is bad, and will need to be replaced. or B) there is a bad solder joint on the led display board itself. I too had this problem with my 2000 Mountaineer. I found it to be a bad solder joint. It is a fairly easy job if you are handy. Just take it apart, find the bad solder joint and resolder, good as new.

As far as LED power supply replacement goes, there is a website, I think it is www.shareamemory.com/radio/, and you can get the needed supplies/instructions.

31st Dec 2009, 14:38

I have a 2000 Mercury Mountaineer, and the radio light has also gone out. I was told it can be repaired for about $100.00.

I have had trouble with the rear wiper. Fixed it myself.

I have also replaced front rotors 4 times.

I do like the vehicle, but poor gas mileage.


13th May 2011, 10:35

My sister has a brand new Highlander (Toyota) and my co-worker has a 2 year old Frontier (Nissan). Neither one of them get over 18mpg.

5th Nov 2011, 22:12

I love this old truck. I think the gas mileage is great for a 502. I have 126000 miles on it. No trouble except for the radio light.

It's an AWD V8 that will go just about anywhere. Great on the highway. I think it's great on gas; about 19 on the road. Don't know about town driving.

Rides rough, but it's tough. Have been from one end of the country to the other in this old truck. Always feel safe in it. Bet they don't build them like this now... LH.

7th Apr 2013, 18:12

Just to let you know my 2000 Mountaineer Premier has 320,000 miles, still runs like a charm, and only now is starting to have some rust.

I love this car, it is a daily driver and I commute long distances.

Now have the same radio light problems, wipers do not delay, and outside temp/compass is not working.

19th Apr 2013, 22:05

The radio and overhead displays blanking out are very common with Mountaineer/Explorers of this vintage. If you have no displays, you're in good company. The circuit boards use surface-mount components, and always had a major manufacturing problem with cold-soldering.

The display resistors tend to run hot, and break their solder connections. There's a very good chance this is your problem! If you have steady hands and some practice with soldering surface-mount components, it's a very easy fix. If you can see the offending resistor, just re-solder the connection. If you can't see any obvious problems, take a few hours and re-solder ALL the connections. 99 times out of 100 (I've heard), this WILL fix your display. Easy peasy!

14th Dec 2016, 01:34

Hello, how did you get to the board to solder the display?