[quote name='maryb85' timestamp='1311865502' post='137692']
thanks for the reply i will get that checked out
there was a recall initially, but if the owners didnt do it (from memory) I think Ford were / have been offering the new instrument cluster at a reduced rate. I could be entirely wrong, but its just the fact that your entire cluster misbehaves and then comes back to life.
Some people have advised that a spray of WD40 on the back of the cluster has resolved the issue, so if your handy with a spanner, you may be able to do it yourself