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  1. Focus St 2013

    Can anyone point me to a help guide to remove cluster on this one. Many thanks
  2. hi all, All of a sudden the temperature and fuel gauges are not working on my 2007 MK2 Focus (1.6 TDCI). Noticed that when the engine is switched off, they dont go back to their original location. Is this something fixable or do I need a new cluster? Thanks Mark
  3. Hi all, My fiesta is causing me many troubles so please bear with me whilst I pour out the details... 1. Instrument Cluster replacement due to immobiliser fault. 1 week later: immobiliser came on whilst driving so it was returned to Ford but the fault did nit reoccur. 2. First motorway drive - Speedo reading incorrectly; stuck at 50, stuck at 70, dropped to 30 when stationary then moved to 70 and stayed there. When driving the needle climbs at a reasonable speed. 3. Post motorway drive - Loud whirring/screeching sound from engine - sounded like a belt movement. No change when revving - okay once cooled and driven again for a shirt distance. 4. Didn't drive car for 2 weeks (involved in accident) - drive 10 miles to Ford and cab hear screeching noise again. Revved (gas pedal to floor) and upon calming there was a 'clunky' noise and then the normal engine/screeching belt sound remained. Any ideas? Am I unlucky or is it linked? (Asking for advice as I go away on holiday tomorrow and will not liaise with Ford for a week! Plus want insight as I think the instrument cluster is faulty even if not the cause of both problems?)
  4. Fuel Light Weirdness?

    Hi guys hope your all well im truly sorry for bugging you all i know this has probably been covered so many times (and im not shy round Google, can normally find my answers) but im stuck as i have no idea how to google what help i need. I have a 2000 plate 2.0 focus ghia, it has a trip computer which i use to a point, since ive owned the car some of the instrument lights haven't worked but didnt think much of it just assumed blown bulbs (traction control light which i know the bulb has blown got to change that and i thought fuel light as they have never illuminated) However tonight i saw a video about the hidden menu, so i checked it out, and it turns out my low fuel light bulb works. But this is where i need some advice because it doesnt work when the car is low on fuel? ive only had it a couple of times where ive let the trip drop to 0 and the gauge is nearly bent round the needle, has anyone had this or could anyone guide on what this could be. I though that if the trip hit 50 miles left the fuel light would come on and it would beep, but i get nothing (obviously i havent trusted the fuel trip so i end up putting tons of fuel in when its not necessary) I just wanted to see if anyone could point to where i should look for this? im lost :) Thanks guys and again sorry if this has been covered before Nate
  5. Instrument Cluster Replacement

    Hi folks, I have decided to take the plunge and I am trying to replace my mk2 instrument cluster with a mk2.5 one. I purchased a cluster from ebay advertised with 28k miles on it, when I have attached it to my car, it is reading 49k. The confusing part is that my car only has 41k on it! The guy I bought it from has tried to convince me that the cluster gets the mileage from the ECU, it is not stored in the cluster and he claims to be able to provide proof of the 28k claim. Does anyone know if his claim is correct or not? The only thing I can think of is that the cluster is from a ST, mine is just a 1.6. Could the cluster read the ecu differently as it is from a different size engine car? Thanks
  6. Flickiring Dashboard Lights

    Hi im new at this i drive a ford focus2001 whit lights flickiring on and of inside and out,i read i post regarding this problem other owners have and i read theres a problemwhit thecable from battery to alternator is any onecanhelp me whit video or pict how to do it myself ? thankyou.
  7. hi to all i have a 1.6 focus petrol automatic zetec se .......i was driving home when i heard a rapid knocking sound from the engine that gets faster when accelerating and when slowing/stopping car idles irratic then stalls .......put 4 litres of 5w30 in.... now when trying to start dash and roof light go dim/off starter clicks once....tried jumping from another cars battery but leads got hot quick and i saw a tiny plume of smoke from middle of engine so.... is it wise to try and jump start again ? any idea about irratic idle and stall ? or what knocking noise is ? car wont start helpppppp....
  8. Speedo Reporting Incorrect Speed

    Hi chaps, First post so please be gentle! The speedo on my 1997 1.4i Mk4 Fiesta has stopped reporting speeds correctly over about 20mph. No matter how fast I'm going the speedo never registers above about 35mph. I've been told that the set-up is a speedo cable coming from the engine somewhere which goes into the back of the instrument cluster generating a signal which the cluster reads. I did smell electrical burning before the speedo started acting up so I suspect it's something in the cluster itself that has gone. My cluster is one of the ones that has the old analogue odometer. So... What are people's thoughts? Is it likely to be something electrical in the cluster that has gone? Will one of the later MK4 clusters with the digital odometer work in my car? Should I think about replacing the cable as well? Is doing this job going to make me swear a lot? Cheers! Adam
  9. My instrument cluster has developed a strange intermittant fault. The orange lcd display fades to a ghost, the gauge illumination goes totally off. and the indicators become silent. All of these things work one minute and stop another. It might happen twice in a minute or perhaps only once in an hour. there are no clues as to what causes this as no amount of bumps will cause this to happen, and no amount of switching lights etc also does not cause it. heat in the cabin also does not seem to affect it either. Has anyone had a similar problem? I thought of removing cluster and cleaning circuit board and multiplug and cleaning with switch cleaner, but am wary of causing more damage. Anyone? or in the absence of replies, suggest a reputable auto electrician?
  10. What Is This For?

    Hi guys, New to the forum as I have just bought a 2014 Titanium X Ecoboost powershift. Previously had a Volvo V50 and loved it til it started costing megabucks. Anyway absolutely love the Fiesta, got to know it really well but one thing puzzles me: What is the small window in the middle of the instrument cluster for? I mean the one right in the centre, between the clocks and between the digital display and the fuel gauge. The manuals make no mention of it and it doesn't light up when the ignition is switched on. Any help appreciated. Thanks
  11. Hello everybody, Few days ago I bought Ford Focus, mk1, made in 2000, engine - 1.6 petrol. Yesterday, the first time after buying it, I came to the car, tried to turn on the ignition and nothing. The battery was dead. Alright. I knew my friend had one spare battery, 55ah, but we knew it's not realiable. We pulled out the dead one, putted in the non-reliable, i took a look to the dashboard and saw alarm light blinking. "It's alive!" - I tought. Got in the car, turned on the ignition and the lights in cluster were kind of blurry. Could not start the engine, because battery was pretty much dead. The thing I noticed, that the battery light did not came up when I turned on the ignition. Oil pressure light came up, handbrake light came up, airbag light came up, bet the battery light - didn't. Could it be because of dead battery? Sorry for my bad English, but I hope you'll get the idea of situation and my question :(
  12. Hi folks - ok I have a y reg ka and my indicator is coming on when I brake - Thx to a search on the forum I've identified that the earth from the drivers side rear light is frazzled so I bought a new rear light harness loom The loom I bought is different from mine (despite being from a mk1 too) - the one I bought has two additional connextors (one per light cluster that look a bit like the high brake light connector) and the wires appear to be different colors Do I need to worry about these additional connextors or just tidy them somewhere? Is there a wiring diagram somewhere that might show me what wire on the new loom connects to what wire on my existing loom? My Haynes manual only shows pre and post 98 and neither match the wires on new loom) Or can I just cut the existing driver side connector off and cut it off the new loom and wire the new connector to the old loom (or even just pull the black earth wire from new loom and poke it into the old connector? Thanks for any help
  13. Hi Folks, Just been looking through the forum at some of the cool things people have done with their "foci" on here! I have a mk2 57 focus ghia 1.6 petrol, just before the facelift came out. I have done some searching and can't find out whether it is possible to first of all replace my instrument cluster with the 2008 facelift one (silver trims) Ebay link below! It says on the page it is compatible but mine is the 115bhp and that isn't specified. Has anyone already done this? http://www.ebay.co.uk Also I like the look of the newer centre console (like lennys!) with the 12v socket behind the gearstick. Is this a mod that can be done or is it a different size or something? Also is the wiring already there for the socket? Thanks in advance for the help and keep up the good work! Jonny
  14. Hey guys, As many of you are aware there is no temperature gauge on the >12 plate Fiestas. And after previously owning a MK6 I really miss the temperature gauge. Although, the <12 plate Fiestas do have a digital temperature gauge. Does anyone know if the clusters are interchangeable? For example, fitting a 12 plate Gauge Cluster to my 11 plate Fiesta, would it work? Thanks in advance :)
  15. Own a Ford Focus Mk2, 56 plate 1.4l petrol, 18k miles. Purchased second hand a few months ago. No problems up until this week, when numerous warning lights would appear on the instrument cluster, and sometimes it would go into limp / restricted mode. I drove the car home (~ 2 miles). Part way, a number of warning lights on the dashboard lit up; engine warnings lights - both amber + red, ABS, battery, oil and a few others. Rev counter + speed needles drop to zero, and the odometer just displays dashes on both the trip + total mileage. Pulled over, switched the vehicle off and restarted a few minutes later. Two engine lights remain on. A few minutes later, did the exact same thing, except this time it was enough to put it into limp home mode (low revs, sluggish etc). Got it home, switched the vehicle off and restarted a few minutes later. Just the amber engine warning light appeared. I checked the dashboard DTC codes, which gave me: E197:Invalid data for vehicle speed (Invalid CAN message)E200: Invalid data for odometer (Invalid CAN message)D900: CAN communication. Bus fault receive errorE510: Missing or invalid security data to PCMTook the car into Ford for a diagnostic - they came back and said there was a single fault code pointing to the TPS / accelerator pedal position sensor. However, they couldn't reproduce the fault and kept the vehicle overnight to try it again on Friday morning. Still couldn't cause any lights to come up on the dash or for it to go into limp mode. Not surprisingly when I picked the car up and turned on the ignition, within 30 seconds the warning lights come up - exact same symptoms as above. Hadn't even put the car in gear or touched the accelerator. Turned it off, then on again, and the warning lights still come up. Depending on it's mood, sometimes most of the warning lights come up, other times it's just: - Engine cog - Engine - ABS They're now keeping the car and will re-diagnose over the weekend with their equipment. I know there are countless threads here and elsewhere about these problems. On older vehicles the instrument cluster was a known issue, but this doesn't apply to Mk2's. Is this just a TPS problem or something else? I'm surprised a faulty TPS would cause the instrument cluster to go crazy like it does. Is there anything else to check? Apologies for the essay - hoping that by writing out everything that's happened I might spot a pattern or something stupidly obvious that needs checking!
  16. Hi There!

    Hi all, I am currently driving in a 1.3 Fiesta Finesse which I have had for just over a year and I'm just looking for some advice on things to do to my fiesta to make look a bit cooler and general up keeping of my wee ford. Thanks for reading!
  17. Somehow ive managed to change my outside temperature gauge and mpg settings and cant change them back The only settings i can find is with the key turned but engine off is metric and imperial but neither gives me miles and celsius, just miles and fahrenheit or kilometers and celsius Forgive me if theres a stoopidly easy option in the menu that i just can see?
  18. [i originally posted this as a reply to an older thread but feel it may be of use as identifying the problem and also one possible solution. Hope it helps] Ford Focus Mk1: Instrument cluster erratic behaviour, with (or without) internal/external lights issues (Apologies for verbosity) This first occured approx 4 years ago. Whilst driving on the motorway (typically I had to be above about 50mph) the speedo sometimes drops to zero, then returns to the correct speed a second or so later. This may then be followed by the rev counter dropping to zero and a second or so later recovering, then the engine management light coming on and going off, the odometer display going to horizontal lines and so on. Sometimes this would be completely at random just happening every now and then. At other times it would happen for several minutes with the dials and warning light going on and off though usually not all together. I found a few forum threads and implemented the removal and WD40'ing of the instrument cluster but this had no effect. (A friend had had a similar problem on his Focus and had found that this cluster connector fix had worked for him **). As the car drove perfectly well with no mis-fires or other safety issues I continued to drive it while monitoring whether the problem was getting any worse. However, after a month or so it then progressed to another level. As well as the instrument cluster issue it would then have periods with all the vehicle lights flickering including the headlights, internal lights and all of the console illumination. Having found another forum thread, and taking a bit of a punt, I had the battery changed but also had all the earth bonding points cleaned and tightened. All of the issues went away (but it was unclear whether it was a battery fault or the earth bonding). However the important point was that it was nothing to do with the instrument cluster itself but was the primary electrical supply to the vehicle. 4 weeks ago the faults re-occured. This time all of the symptoms started at the same time. Instrument dials dropping to zero, warning lights coming on and off, internal/external lights flickering etc. In a series of tests it seemed that the issue became worse if the A/C was switched on and/or the headlights, heated windscreen, heated rear window or other heavy electrical loading. Again this pointed to an electrical supply/voltage problem. After inspection, I determined that the negative battery terminal was slightly loose - not really loose, you had to put some pressure on it, but it could just about be turned by hand. Also there was some corrosion on the earth bonding point from the neg terminal to the vehicle chassis - this point is located under the air filter box. I cleaned the bonding point and had a new terminal clamp fitted for the battery. Again, since these actions the issues have all gone away. Both the negative terminal being loose and the bonding point being corroded could cause the voltage being seen by the vehicle systems to be low or fluctuate depending on the load. This in turn could cause the instrument cluster microprocessor to glitch or reset and other systems to misbehave. We can't say whether all such faults can be fixed by such simple remedies but it's certainly worth checking as a first stage before looking at more complex diagnostics. Good luck! [** End note: the instrument cluster removal / WD40'ing fix that has sorted some owners erratic instruments issue probably has a similar "root problem". Over a period of time the connector contact interface to the cluster may degrade, becoming more resistive and dropping the power supply volts to the instrument cluster by some small amount or affecting sensor signal paths. By disconnecting, lubing and re-connecting the harness, the contacts are cleaned and normal service may resume. Note that if the problem is with the harness connector you would be unlikely to also get the progression to the lighting flickering etc that I had]
  19. Power Steering Failure

    Hi all. Hopefully some of you can offer some advise how to deal with this situation….. Got a power steering failure issue with my Ford Focus 1.8 TDCI ZETEC 2007 plate (mileage 68k) . Dealer diagnosed the problem as being the power steering pump which costs around £400 +VAT + Labour. They have fitted the part and now they're saying there is another issue with the "instrument cluster" which is preventing the new pump from working properly. Apperently they can "hear the pump trying to work" but due to this other issue it's not. There was no mention of this being faulty when they first diagnosed the car. Also, when the power steering failed on me, I could hear the pump trying to work (regular knocking sound that you can feel through the steering wheel) The instrument cluster cost another £450 + VAT + Labour, and to honest I have 0% confidence that this will be the end of it. Maybe I'm being cynical, but it feels like they've got me to commit to the first lot of works, fitted that and now I've got my hands tied so they can fleece as much money from me as possible! I asked about the option of buying the car off me outright rather than doing the works, but after an initial offer of £1900 (£1100 knocked off normal price due to works required) now the manager has decided he doesn't want to buy it at all, therefore forcing me into a corner. I sure as hell don't want to park ex it and buy anything else off them if I can help. Webuyandycar.com also value the car at around £1900, never used them, but I've heard they knock you down loads when they actually see the car. Any ideas what I should do would be gratefully received!
  20. Hello all. First, I'll start by introducing myself. My name is Alex, I'm 19 and living in Essex. I am the owner of a 2001 Ford Mondeo 1.8LX. I have a question which is regarding my instrument cluster. The bulb on the left that displays the temperature appears to have blown. For a while I've been thinking about changing the cluster and I was wondering if a cluster from an ST220 (White dials and 170mph speedo) would fit in this car as I have always preferred the look and what better time to do so when the bulb has blown aye? It will really irritate me having to look at that hahaha! Will the new speedo simply "plug and play"? Will my odometer reading be retained or will I have to programme the new one? Many Thanks, Alex.
  21. 05 Ford Focus Instrument Cluster

    Hi All, This is my first post here, so would like to say Hello first. I browsed this site a lot since purchasing my Ford, but never had a need to post, until now that is. So here goes. So, I have a Ford Focus LX (05 Plate), I have been getting error codes on the dashboard showing the check engine light. This happens but when you turn of the car and re-start the error code usually clears. I however was driving to work the other day and the car cut out and rolled to a stop. I then proceeded to try and restart the car, but nothing. The car has since been towed to the local Ford dealership who have informed me this is a fault with the Instrument Cluster and the immobiliser is therefore stopping the car from starting. The garage has quoted this work at costing in the region of £700. This seems a lot, so I was googling and seen this is a common fault on Ford Focuses and watchdog once covered this issue and Ford were fixing the issue for around £100. Please can you let me know if this is still the case and if there is a chance my car would fall in to the ones effected (as I am not sure which years/models have this fault)? Also how do I go about raising this with the Ford dealership, or should I try and contact Ford head office? Any help would be appreciated, many thanks.
  22. Cluster Help!

    Hi, I'm new to the forum but hoping someone might be able to help me. I have a 55 place automatic focus which has an intermittent fault with the cluster. Sometimes the car won't start and all the warning lights are on and immobiliser light is flashing. Then sometimes whilst your driving all the instruments stop working so you have no speedo, no mileage etc. I took the car to ford and they said they were 98% sure it needed a new cluster so reluctantly agreed. They have tried to fit the new cluster but say they cannot get it to communicate with the car. They can't get the necessary information out of our old cluster to put into the new cluster and they can't programme each part separately with the required algorithms as ford has corrupted them and can't use them anymore?? They have basically washed their hands of it and said they can't fix it. Does anyone have any recommendations of what I can do to sort the problem or anywhere else I could go where they would be able to programme the new cluster to our car? Any help would be much appreciated as I'm about to be thousands of pounds out of pocket if we can't sort the problem before its MOT and it becomes unroadworthy. Thanks in advance
  23. Hi All , I have a 2004 1.3 Ka . I have noticed that the speedometer and fuel guage needles occasionally both drop to zero simultaneously for few seconds whilst driving. Ive tried to work out what causes it to happen but still not sure.On a couple of occasions it happened when picking up speed after a gear change following roundabout or traffic lights but its pretty random. Has anyone got any idea what could possibly be wrong ?
  24. Fiesta Mk6.5 Instrument Panel Lens

    I have recently purchased a Fiesta Zetec mk6.5 in relatively good condition. However there is a crack in the lens/plastic in front of the instrument panel, image link below. http://i45.tinypic.com/29w47pk.jpg The condensation is not as bad in person as the camera made it look worse :) Not sure how it was cracked. I haven't had chance to go to the dealer so not sure if it can be a quick fix but I've had a quick look on the internet but am unsure of whether the plastic can be replaced or repaired. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :)