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Matt_focus_zetec

Focus Dashboard Secret (Trick)

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Hello all ,

I have found some info out a few months ago about my focus i got it off a ST170 SITE so credit does go to them but i will say it here anyways

*******WARNING DO NOT TRY THIS IF YOU LIKE TO KEEP A CHECK ON MILEAGE AFTER EVERY REFILL LIKE ME AS THIS WILL RESET THE TRIP METER******************

1.GET IN FOCUS

2.PUT KEY IN STEERING LOCK OFF

3.HOLD DOWN TRIP RESET BUTTON ON INSTRUMENT PANEL

4.TURN IGNITION ON AND START ENGINE

5.NOW YOUR CAR IS IN SELF DIAGNOSTIC MODE

YOU CAN NOW CHECK IF THE CAR HAS ANY DTC CODES IN THE MEMORY ,CHECK ALL GUAGES ,CHECK ALL INSTRUMENTAL PANEL LAMPS EVEN ONES U DONT USE E.G. ABS GLOW PLUG LIGHT ON PETROL AND AUTO GEARBOX LAMP YOU CAN ALSO SEE YOUR REV METER IN DIGITAL

Give this a go its quite cool and also dtc codes are usefull if you know what to do with them try googling dtc library there used to be a program you could get but i dont know if its avaliable anymore

Thanks

Matt :D

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Very useful bit of info there mate, well discovered.

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this will work on any digical display

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Just tried it on my 1.8 TDCi 53 reg and all it showed was GAUGE and total milage. :huh:

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Just accidentally found the complete version of this Self Test function on eBay.

Will give another shot tomorrow.

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Just accidentally found the complete version of this Self Test function on eBay.

Will give another shot tomorrow.

Just tried it again and it doesn't work. :(

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I dunno hey u just cant please some people it will do as i said it would when ur in the mode just keep pressing thereset button and it will take u thru he menu's

remeber hold down before put key in put key in and turn on ignition striaght away and start it straight away dont hesistate

Matt

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yea done it on my ghia last night ran fine does any1 no what site to look at to find out what the error codes mean?

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Im sure if u look up dtc library it will let u download a small program which has them all in if not type in dtc codes on google shou find you somthing

Thanks

Matt

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Im sure if u look up dtc library it will let u download a small program which has them all in if not type in dtc codes on google shou find you somthing

Thanks

Matt

Hi...

Does anybody know how to clear the DTC codes from the test panel.

Mines showing dtc 001

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Hi...

Does anybody know how to clear the DTC codes from the test panel.

Mines showing dtc 001

IIRC that just means theres 1 dTC code logged. You'll need to hook it up to the Ford computer to read which code is logged.

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just done it on my st170 and its works a treat, although ium not gettin no dtc codes i am getting 2 codes, well i think they are codes coming up before it goes to dtc and they are R22 and E001 does anyone know what these mean

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I use thi trick a lot

to see speed and fuel level

I found one document about it in one brazilian forum of ford's

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Self-Diagnostic Mode - Instrument Cluster

1. To enter the instrument cluster self-diagnostic mode simultaneously depress and hold the tripmeter reset button then turn the ignition switch to position II or III.

2. Release the tripmeter reset button when TEST is displayed on the LCD. This will take between 5 and 8 seconds.

3. The instrument cluster will enter the gauge sweep test.

4. To navigate to the following tests while in self-diagnostic mode depress the RESET button to move to the next test.

5. The self-test is deactivated when the ignition is turned to the OFF position.

#.Test

#.Syntax Displayed

#.Gauge/Indicator/Display Tested

#.Description

#.1..Gauge sweep.

#.GAGE.

#.Tachometer, speedometer, temperature and fuel.

#.All gauges go through a full up and down pointer sweep smoothness check, which takes approximately 5 seconds.

#.2..Fill in all LCD.

#.8888.

#.LCD display built into Speedometer.

#.Fills in LCD display therefore seeing if display functioning correctly.

#.3..Indicator bulbs.

#.BULB.

#.Instrument cluster illuminates indicator and warning indicators.

#.Illuminates all the warning indicators that are controlled by the instrument cluster.

#.4..ROM level.

#.rXXX.

#.Instrument cluster read only memory (ROM).

#.Displays the instrument cluster ROM revision level.

#.5..NVM level.

#.EXXX.

#.Instrument cluster non volatile memory (NVM).

#.Displays the instrument cluster NVM revision.

#.6..DTC.

#.XXXX or NONE.

#.Diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).

#.To list the DTCs stored, press the RESET button.

..REFER to the instrument cluster diagnostic trouble code (DTC) index below.

..The DTC codes will scroll through if there is more than one.

#.7..Road speed mph.

#.XXX.X.

#.Speedometer.

#.Displays the speed signal input in mph.

#.8..Road speed Km/h.

#.XXX.X.

#.Speedometer.

#Displays the speed signal input in Km/h.

#.9..Engine speed.

#.XXXX.

#.Tachometer.

#.Displays the tachometer input signal (RPM).

#.10..Fuel volume.

#.FXXX.

#.Fuel sender system.

#.Displays the fuel volume signal input.

#.11..Coolant Temp.

#.XXXC

#.Engine coolant temperature.

#.Displays the engine coolant temperature signal input.

#.12..Battery Voltage.

#.bXXX.

#.Battery Voltage (t).

#.Displays battery voltage input.

#.13..ABS fail.

#.Ab-[H/L].

#.ABS system.

#.Displays ABS raw cluster input. (H = open-circuit, L = ground).

#.14..Electronic Brake Distribution Failure (EBD).

#.Eb-[H/L].

#.EBD system.

#.Displays EBD raw cluster input. (H = open-circuit, L = ground).

#.15..Illumination.

#.IL-[H/L].

#.Cluster and instrument panel illumination.

#.Displays instrument cluster and instrument panel illumination. (H = ON, L = OFF).

#.16..Crank Sense.

#.Cr-[H/L].

#.Cluster and instrument panel crank sense.

#.Displays Cluster and instrument panel Crank sense. (H = Ignition, L = Ground or over-charging).

#.(Crank sense it the Pos I (Accessory) supply to the cluster. If this is missing then the cluster will remain dead for about 20 seconds after key on. Then it will function normally. This can happen when someone fits a radio and blows the accessory fuse).

Note:

Additional tests are available after number #.16 but are not useful for diagnostics.

Note:

Later vehicles had a "cost reduced" cluster that had a different Engineering Test Mode layout. These came in about 03-53 reg, and can be distinguished by only the symbol lighting up in the tell tale rather than the whole lot. (LEDs rather than bulbs).

These clusters used stepper motors for the gauges rather than the air cored ones and did not have a Gauge Sweep test?

Self ..........DTC.......... Description

Diagnostic

Mode

Displayed

DTC

9202 ..........B1202.......... Fuel pump module circuit open

9204 ..........B1204.......... Fuel pump module short to ground

9342 ..........B1342.......... Instrument Cluster ECU is defective

9317 ..........B1317.......... Battery voltage high (greater than 16V)

9318 ..........B1318.......... Battery voltage low (less than 10V)

9359 ..........B1359.......... Ignition Run/ACC circuit failure

A143 ..........B2143.......... NVM memory failure

A477 ..........B2477.......... Module configuration failure

D041 ..........U1041.......... Invalid data for vehicle speed

D027 ..........U1027.......... Invalid data for engine RPM

D073 ..........U1073.......... Invalid data for engine coolant

D262 ..........U1262.......... Missing speed, tacho, engine temp, or dometer count

D123 ..........U1123.......... Invalid data for odometer

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just done it on my st170 and its works a treat, although ium not gettin no dtc codes i am getting 2 codes, well i think they are codes coming up before it goes to dtc and they are R22 and E001 does anyone know what these mean

Neither are dtC codes mate, get it properly read by a garage.

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hey guys i've just made a video showing and explaining how to run this diagnostic in my focus and my mums s-max, im uploading it to youtube now so i'll post a link soon :D

ok here is the link, its going through the processing atm but it should be ready to view soon

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Just tried it on mine. It works, all the guages, instrument lights are fine. And no codes to report. :D

Thanks for that, should come in useful one day.

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Worked a treat on my 1999 1.8 Focus Zetec. One error code though, DTC 9202.

Can anyone translate what was said in the earlier post about the fuel pump into english (non mechanic) please?

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just done it on my st170 and its works a treat, although ium not gettin no dtc codes i am getting 2 codes, well i think they are codes coming up before it goes to dtc and they are R22 and E001 does anyone know what these mean

i also have an st 170 my mrs has a st150, this tip works on allmost every ford. i have been on the spanners 4 17 years and ford is 1 of the places iv worked. i have a copy of fords tis disc which has all the info that ford use. i will put up some common code in the future any special reuests please message me or email addictions@orange.net

ps codes are only pointers and gives an idea of where to diagnose from.

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after being a bit skeptical i went and tried it

!Removed! excellent call whoever designed this one - now when i see the fuel warning light come on i can actually tell when im about to run out as opposed to guessing and paying for fuel at an expensive fuel station when i know i can get to one 20 miles down the road

p.s just out of interest how long (in miles) do people reckon they have in ford focus edge model 54 reg when the fuel warning does go out?

sweepstake ahoy me thinks :rolleyes:

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