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#1 mancford

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:13 PM

help!!

Hi when i turn the ignition to pos 2 all the light come on aprt from the engine managament. in the owners manual it states that the light should come on then go off after a few secounds.
the car is driving fine but not sure what to do next can any1 please help.

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#2 stef123

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:16 PM

help!!

Hi when i turn the ignition to pos 2 all the light come on aprt from the engine managament. in the owners manual it states that the light should come on then go off after a few secounds.
the car is driving fine but not sure what to do next can any1 please help.

Many thanks
Gav


have you just bought the car? if yes it sounds to me like someone might have pulled the bulb to hide a fault?

if you have owned the car and its just stopped coming on then id say the bulb has blown?

#3 mancford

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:20 PM

have you just bought the car? if yes it sounds to me like someone might have pulled the bulb to hide a fault?

if you have owned the car and its just stopped coming on then id say the bulb has blown?



Hi thanks for your responce. yer had the car around two weeks what would you advise me to do is it easy to chnage the bulb???

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:27 PM

Hi thanks for your responce. yer had the car around two weeks what would you advise me to do is it easy to chnage the bulb???


ive no idea if the bulbs can be changed to be perfectly honest. was it a dealer you bought from?

what year of focus?

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:34 PM

ive no idea if the bulbs can be changed to be perfectly honest. was it a dealer you bought from?

what year of focus?



no wasnt a dealer from a guy i only noticed it wasnt working when i drove my freinds car and its a 52 plate thanks for your help.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:35 PM

Hi thanks for your responce. yer had the car around two weeks what would you advise me to do is it easy to chnage the bulb???


Have you tried the 'Focus Dashboard Secret (Trick)' in this forum?
I think that the second test is one that lights all the fitted bulbs in the cluster.

Yes the bulbs can be changed, they screw fit into the back of the cluster.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:43 PM

bulbs been taken out or blown, id be more inclined to say its been removed.

first you might want to try the dashboard secret pinned at the top of the focus forum or click here theres a self test it does where it lights up all the bulbs on the dash. dam rog beat me to the punch

then if you're handy with a screw driver id have a look and see if its gone, if its not there then its like stef says. if the bulbs there then possibly its just blown, replace it and see if it goes on then off as usual.



stef im prety sure they can be replaced, sod paying for an entire cluster just to sort a single blown light!

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

Have you tried the 'Focus Dashboard Secret (Trick)' in this forum?
I think that the second test is one that lights all the fitted bulbs in the cluster.

Yes the bulbs can be changed, they screw fit into the back of the cluster.



is th test easy to do and if i did this where would the code appear if there was a fault or does it just iluminate all the bulbs. and if it doesnt light is it easy to change?? thanks for your help

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

there are many things the dashboard secret does and its as easy as holding the trip reset button and starting the engine, have a look at the topic. not too hard to change, if you dont feel comfortable chagning the bulb blindly then get a haynes manual for you're model fo focus dont think it would be anymore than £12 and probably a quid for the bulb from an automotive shop

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:49 PM

hello all thnaks for your help if i follow these steps for the dashboard trick. will it then light all the bulbs or will i have to do somthing to make this happen or will it run a self dignostic test??

sorry guys and thanks

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:52 PM

hello all thnaks for your help if i follow these steps for the dashboard trick. will it then light all the bulbs or will i have to do somthing to make this happen or will it run a self dignostic test??

sorry guys and thanks


to begin with it does a little self test where it lights everything up, then checks you're gauges (or the other way round)

then with each press it will go in to different sections of diagnostic so you can select things like speed, revs, battery, error codes (things the engine management light is indicating)

to get rid of self diagnostic just turn off engine and restart as normal.

the topic for the dash secret details all of this though its a good read and might help you with something else in the future.

let us know how you get on. by sounds of it though you're going to need to replace that bulb no matter what the outcome of the self diagnostic

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:54 PM

Hold the trip button in and switch on the ignition (there is no need to start the car for this test)

When the LCD display shows TEST release the button.
Press it again and it will do a guage sweep
Press again and all the lamps will light.

Switch off

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hold the trip button in and switch on the ignition (there is no need to start the car for this test)

When the LCD display shows TEST release the button.
Press it again and it will do a guage sweep
Press again and all the lamps will light.

Switch off


yeah sorry doesnt matter if engine is on or not i was just remembering that cause i was playing with the speed test on mines :D

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:59 PM

The bulbs can be easily removed. I've removed the 'door ajar' light on mine because it kept flickering.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:11 PM

if it still doesnt illuminate when doing the dash trick then i would take a close look at the screw heads that hold the cluster in the dash, look out for any shiny suspicious looking ones.

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