The the needle goes back up and the light turns off. The car has been behaving itself for 3 days. I'd be looking harder at the battery and have it tested to be sure that it's good before you condemn it. Adam85 November 2012 nopin ford focos 1,8 2006 agus March 2012 SteveC is correct. The more detail and information you provide in your question the easier it is for others to help you. I figured on day enough people would complain, and force ford to make a recall. Car tends to loose power a bit when speedometer drops.
. Since the odometer stops working, this gives a false reading on how far I have been traveling. We will uninstall, repair and reinstall all Gauge Clusters locally. It is important to note that the instrument light fuse is fed by the brake light fuse. No warranty on the motor replacement.
It amazes me that a car can pass inspection without working gauges! Shortly after I purchased it a few months ago, occasionally the speedometer, temperature, and fuel gauges in the instrument cluster would not work right when I started the car. Then I have the solution to take care of that for you for life of the Vechicle. Any good independent garage should know their way around a 2003 Focus at this stage. I have made sure there are no lights on, things plugged in, etc. Would any other information be helpful? Saved me thousands compared with the dealership repair quote. Blow up teh clip pic to see how it works to get the plug off the cluster - no force required at all. Disassemble the cluster from the car.
Selling my 02 focus and checked this morning and found dash fault as above. Have been without car for over a week now. Re solder the broken connections with a small tipped soldering iron. Hope this helps Paul G February 2011 i have same problem 52 plate ford focus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 5 mph, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion and the vehicle stalled. The engine restarted and the vehicle was able to resume. But that still doesn't tell me if the car is overheating.
You sometimes have to wait up to 30 min for this to clear out before you can do your testing again. The approximate failure mileage was 350. Then, at the top of the panel, lift the ''hood'' of the cluster and pull out the cluster 2. Also as stated in the video if you have any aftermarket attachments like a remote starter or security system, disable them, as they are often the cause of this type of problem. I just did not no who to turn to. The failure mileage was 23,000 and current mileage was 95,000. I have seen mixed reports online as to whether or not this is necessary in this context.
Use a magifying glass and inspect all the joints. Examined the pins and didnt see any cracks or corrosion. She also stated that there was an alignment issue that caused the vehicle to steer to the left while driving 70 mph. Left fuse 36 out and shut car for an hour. The car stay mostly parked in the garage. Q: Will my mileage change?.
While driving various speeds, the rear driver side door opened without warning and the instrument panel failed to illuminate. This Ford Focus instrument cluster is a very common failure, this will cause an intermittent failure of all instruments, lights and gauges. For the past year and a half the dashboard lights go out suddenly. We perform Ford instrument cluster repairs, speedometer, and odometer repairs for a wide variety of Ford cars and trucks correcting many different issues. The seat belt in the rear driver's seat was inoperable and the driver's seat continued to move backwards from the steering wheel. Fuel injector cleaner in gasoline helped some at first. Put it back in and now it was worse the indicators stopped working.
· A little about me…. The mechanic informed the driver that the instrument panel needed to be replaced. The contact pressed the trip odometer button and the vehicle began to drive normally again. Barbie April 2008 Add An Answer Form Add your answer using the form below. I once got pulled over for speeding because the speedometer was not registering the correct speed. After having read this forum and others I can see this is a common problem.
Ideas on which wire s could be the problem? The contact stated that the side view mirror on the vehicle was repaired and the transmission also slipped. Cluster back in and working again so I guess time will tell. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection. In addition, the speedometer does not work properly at times. You kinda did the test wrong. I would be glad to post any pictures of wiring or scan the diagrams from my manual if that would be useful. EricTheCarGuy wrote: You kinda did the test wrong.