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Good afternoon people, as you may have seen i have been posting like crazy, i am new to the site but have over 10 years ford main dealer knowledge, and am happy to help where i can, i might go quite from time to time as i am doing this as when i am free but any new developments that come along the ford way i will post, any question you want to put to me directly then send me a message.

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Hi and welcome to the site,

In case you missed my earlier post, my sons 99 1.6 lx focus has the following problem;

about 15 seconds after starting the car, the ignition/charge light will come on ande stay on.

the alternator has been changed and another battery tried, the battery will charge ok at about 13.5 to 14 volts and does not go flat.

we have read that it might be an idea to remove the instrument cluster, brush clean, dry out then spray with WD 40 or similar along with checking the PCB contacts,

Do you think this is a likely cause of the problem, or maybe a bad earth or ECU fault.

Any help with this would be great, Thanks, John

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This repair is not backed by Ford, but might be worth while removing the cluster and looking at the printed circut and looking for corrosion, if the battery is charging at over 13 volts with the engine running and a load applied then the charging sytem seems to working. Ford at doing an offer of a cluster replacment for £99 inclusive of parts and labour.

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