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Matt_focus_zetec

Focus Dashboard Secret (Trick)

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Hi, Had an issue recently with my focus (see link here http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16572) so I saw this post and thought I'd try out the diagnostics mode on instrument panel. I have a ford focus 2008 titanium with the Red LED digital display.

Did it all and worked fine - no DTC's came up - however when I was scrolling through all the othe data I noticed my engine temp said 114 C and then having driven it a few miles I did the test mode again and it showed the temp as 135 C.

Is this figure the actual recorded temperature of the engine?

Excuse me for being thick but what does the temperature dial next to the fuel gauge on the instrument cluster measure because the needle on this is in the centre between 60 and 120?

thanks

Gregg

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it works on my 2006 focus. I have no dtc codes to report but I still have the problem where my trunk open light refuses to go away once I switch on my headlights. Seems I have some kind of short that gets triggered when the headlights or park lights get enabled.

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it works on my 2006 focus. I have no dtc codes to report but I still have the problem where my trunk open light refuses to go away once I switch on my headlights. Seems I have some kind of short that gets triggered when the headlights or park lights get enabled.

I had the same problem in my Mk1 Focus, It flickered but only when the headlights were on. Checked the latch sensors etc on all doors and trunk but still happened. Took the bulb out of the warning light in the end as I do a lot of motorway driving and it was very distracting.

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Hi, Had an issue recently with my focus (see link here http://www.fordowner...showtopic=16572) so I saw this post and thought I'd try out the diagnostics mode on instrument panel. I have a ford focus 2008 titanium with the Red LED digital display.

Did it all and worked fine - no DTC's came up - however when I was scrolling through all the othe data I noticed my engine temp said 114 C and then having driven it a few miles I did the test mode again and it showed the temp as 135 C.

Is this figure the actual recorded temperature of the engine?

Excuse me for being thick but what does the temperature dial next to the fuel gauge on the instrument cluster measure because the needle on this is in the centre between 60 and 120?

thanks

Gregg

likely a faulty sensor 135 c you would be in the red fan cut in is around 104 either that or a faulty engine fan should have come on before 135

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Yeah same here. You can get used ones anywhere between £20-40 on ebay but the only thing is you will need to take it to a specialist or Ford to get the mileage on the digital dash adjusted to match the actual mileage of your car but it is not a legal requirement (but I recommend you do it lol) or you can get a brand new one off the Ford Parts UK website for just over £60 which isn't too bad actually.

Liam

just the cluster going into test mode a non silver calcium battery can cause it other wise as said its a new dash cluster some get worse some dont

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Are DTC's associated with a check engine light? as I had a CEL did the dash trick and no DTC's showed up.CEL back off again know.

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Unlock the Digital Dash on Fords

This information is sold on eBay as

UNLOCK YOUR FORD LCD DASH DISPLAY FOCUS PUMA FEISTA.... DO NOT BUY IT COS ITS HERE.....

Ford Puma Digital Dash Unlock - MPH / KPH / Revs etc.

Unlock Digital Dash on Ford FOCUS FIESTA MONDEO ESCORT

Unlock Your Ford Cougar / Mondeo / Focus / Ka Display

Details

Self Diagnostics Mode

The Self Diagnostics Mode gives you in-depth information about your

engine and the actual numbers in digital. To use it, follow the steps:

* Insert Key but do not turn it on

* Press and hold the Trip Meter Reset Button

* While holding the reset button, start your car and continue

holding the button

* Within 10 seconds, the display should change to "test" in LCD font

and the needles will do a full sweeping. Release the Button

Pressing the button will now cycle through some 17 different modes

* 1.Shows a Gauge Sweep

* 2. Shows all 8's on the LCD (LCD TEST)

* 3. Illuminates all the bulbs on the dash

* 4. Displays hexadecimal value for ROM level

* 5. Displays the hexadecimal value for EE level

* 6. Shows DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code)

* 7. Digital Speedometer - mph

* 8. Digital Speedometer - kph

* 9. N/A

* 10. Digital tachometer

* 11.Fuel volume

* 12. Engine coolant temperature

* 13. Battery voltage

* 14. ABS fail

* 15. Electronic brake distribution (EBD) failure

* 16. Illumination

* 17. Crank Sense

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WOW this works ,.,.,.just that i didn't start the engine just made all the lights glow as if i were gunna start it,.,.,.,and i have no dtc codes so that must be good he he!!!!

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Has anyone managed to get this trick to work with a Keyless Ignitiion "power start button"? Focus 2010

I tried , holding the reset button on the trip lever , "no trip reset on center dash" and starting the engine with the button continued holding for about 12 hrs and still nothing .lol.

Tried placing the "key" in and doing the same , nothing happens apart from reseting the trip. BTW key does not turn so can't get II and III positions.

*EDIT* - Got it to work.

On keyless power start.

1)hold trip reset button in.

2)Short press half way down of the power button , displays II position lights.

3)Continue to hold trip reset button.

4)Menu comes up and click trip reset button to scroll through .

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Hi, Had an issue recently with my focus (see link here http://www.fordowner...showtopic=16572) so I saw this post and thought I'd try out the diagnostics mode on instrument panel. I have a ford focus 2008 titanium with the Red LED digital display.

Did it all and worked fine - no DTC's came up - however when I was scrolling through all the othe data I noticed my engine temp said 114 C and then having driven it a few miles I did the test mode again and it showed the temp as 135 C.

Is this figure the actual recorded temperature of the engine?

Excuse me for being thick but what does the temperature dial next to the fuel gauge on the instrument cluster measure because the needle on this is in the centre between 60 and 120?

thanks

Gregg

no normal running temp when the thermostat starts to open is arond 90-93 degrees foci runs normal at over 100 degrees the gauge means nothing it just says its right during the winter it will sit in the middle but if yiou check the temp its only 88 degrees the temp is the temp measured at the head

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That's great. Just tried it now worked like a charm. I didn't discover any faults which is good since my car is second hand and I'm not sure how is cared for her.

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Can anyone help with. I have a new set of speeds clocks for my fiesta mk8 2009 how can I get the clocks reprogrammed to my cars ecu. When I plug them in they work but the immobiliser light flashes and car won't start can you guys help.

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Can anyone help with. I have a new set of speeds clocks for my fiesta mk8 2009 how can I get the clocks reprogrammed to my cars ecu. When I plug them in they work but the immobiliser light flashes and car won't start can you guys help.

Hi,

welcome to the forum,

for best results, start a nw thread for this topic in the fiesta owners section,

your Fiesta is a Mk7 mate the Mk8 hasen't been designed yet, the Mk7.5 facelift is in the showrooms now.

the only way i can see to fix this is to contact ford for a ecu remap, to either bond with the gauges

or delete a file from the ecu so it doesnt communicate with the gauges for the immobiliser .

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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

Thanks for the info, I will try it

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Will this work on any focus ie: 2002 2.0 ghia ?

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I have just tried this trick and it works a treat. I'm getting no

DTC, codes however when it goes to'' Nvm EEPROM lvl'' I'm getting 0001 and F ail. What does this mean? I've only had my car a week. do I need to get checked out?

Thanks

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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

worked a treat on my focus zetec. got the error code 9318-low battry voltage. confused as to how to work the fuel volume out "F150" fuel 150? i was hoping it would say "fuel 22 litres" or something like that lol so i acualy new the amount of fuel iv got in the tank.

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anyone no how to work out the amount of fuel in the tank from the fuel volume reading?

mine was F150. googled it but of course all i find is links to a ford f150 lol

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