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#46 zev

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 11:10 AM

Hi, when you say checks smoothness of gauges what does that actually mean.Only my temp and fuel gauges are playing up .When the engine is switched of the needles shoot up to half way.The fuel gauge appears to be working otherwise,as I've just fueled up and the needle registed the ampount I put in.I read on here that its the norm for ford cars so am not sure what to do now.I'm not mechanically minded nor is my husband.
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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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#47 Richard - H.I.D Kits

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 09:44 PM

clever that, im gonna try that tomorrow. cheers mate :)

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 06:01 PM

This trick works on my 1.6 tdci lx model. Thats the one without the trip computer on board.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:47 PM

cool trick, got one dtc code 9601.. wasnt happy... turned out to be something to do with an unprogrammed key in the ignition, think its the missus using the spare key when im at work. not bad though handy if you do suspect a problem.

just to ask a while ago my focus came up with 'engine system fault' which the garage sorted out, but would i have been able to find out the fault through this self test process? what does the garages diagnostics computer tell them other than fault codes? my old vectra has the same sort of thing, got code changed abs pump and that was that.... is there really any need to pay for diagnostics?

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 09:12 AM

if you do this or attempt it could it do any damage or cause any problems?

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:15 PM

if you do this or attempt it could it do any damage or cause any problems?


it doesnt cause issues or dfamage it will just reset the miles done on that particular day thats all and it doesnt give all the codes on the ones that are registered like low battery warnings etc youcan have fault codes and they will only show on a diagnostics machine.

also zev its not normal to switch the car off and the needles go to halfway this usually indicates a battery issue or alternator issue the battery fitted must be silver calcium/lead calcium lead acid batteries are no good and start to cause those types of electrical gremlins simple fix put the correct battery in the car it will still start the cat fine but the battery is basically being fried if its a lead acid battery

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:17 PM

it doesnt cause issues or dfamage it will just reset the miles done on that particular day thats all and it doesnt give all the codes on the ones that are registered like low battery warnings etc youcan have fault codes and they will only show on a diagnostics machine.

also zev its not normal to switch the car off and the needles go to halfway this usually indicates a battery issue or alternator issue the battery fitted must be silver calcium/lead calcium lead acid batteries are no good and start to cause those types of electrical gremlins simple fix put the correct battery in the car it will still start the cat fine but the battery is basically being fried if its a lead acid battery


Hi, I have checked the battery and it is a calcium battery as it has (ca) on the label. so you think it could be the alternator. How would I check that as the car is running well no apparant problems with the battery. Hope its not the alternator as I know they aint cheap.
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Posted 05 August 2010 - 10:56 PM

Hi, I have checked the battery and it is a calcium battery as it has (ca) on the label. so you think it could be the alternator. How would I check that as the car is running well no apparant problems with the battery. Hope its not the alternator as I know they aint cheap.
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well if its a calcium battery then it looks like it needs looked at you can use the dash trick to see if the alternators working but i dont think it will be that do a dash test and see what comes up with dtc codes also that all the dials sweep correctly mines a mk1 but im sure even on the mk2 that the needles when the car is switched off should go to 0 only going to there relevant positions once the engines on. to check alternator go to battery and note the voltage should be around 14.9 ish then switch rear heated screen on and see what happens it should stay around the same it could be a dash cluster fault there were a few reports of the speedo going up with the ignition off

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

well if its a calcium battery then it looks like it needs looked at you can use the dash trick to see if the alternators working but i dont think it will be that do a dash test and see what comes up with dtc codes also that all the dials sweep correctly mines a mk1 but im sure even on the mk2 that the needles when the car is switched off should go to 0 only going to there relevant positions once the engines on. to check alternator go to battery and note the voltage should be around 14.9 ish then switch rear heated screen on and see what happens it should stay around the same it could be a dash cluster fault there were a few reports of the speedo going up with the ignition off



ok thanks, although mine is not the st170 its the standard going off my owners manual.Would the dash trick still work. Will give it a go anyway nothing to lose by trying it.
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Posted 15 August 2010 - 04:01 PM

Hi all,
Do you reckon it would help me.My fuel and temp gauge are not reading prperly. When I switch the engine off the needles shoot up to half way. Have just fueled up and the gauge does register the fuel amount.But still stayed half way when the engine is off. I'm new to cars with computers in them as I've always had old bangers this is the newest car I've ever had so I'm natually apprehensive about messing with the computer. I have a 2002 1.6l lx focus.
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Hi there Zev & everyone reading,

I have got the exact same problem as you with my 52 plate Focus 1.6 Zetec which is now on 113K miles. This happens to me roughly once a month and it actually first started when I test drove the car back in May when I got it but I never really thought anything as it disappeared by the time I got the car home, but then it re-appeared again 4 weeks later. Then it disappeared again for another 4 weeks and now it is back again today! The only thing that concerns me about it is incase it uses more battery power. What I have noticed with it today is that after a short drive, come to turn the ignition off and these 2 gauges will go to rest but then spring up again - the temp one will go back down slowly again and then it will act a bit eratic when coming back up to the middle again until the ignition is next turned on and it will read the normal reading. Hopefully tomorrow morning the 2 funny gauges will be back to normal again after the long drive to work... until another 4 weeks time.

In my service history booklet I decided to give the garage a ring who carried out the servicing on the car for the past 5 years by the previous owner and the car had infact had an new alternator fitted at the beginning of last year, so in a way I think the alternator can be safely ruled out with the problem I am having. The battery that is installed on mine doesn't look too old either and it's one of those RAC batteries with a health indicator (which is on green) and I have a feeling this must of been fitted by the RAC breakdown people themselves.

So in my case, do you guys reckon that the problem on mine is down to the instrument cluster finally started to give up the ghost?

Thanks all - Liam

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 08:56 PM

Hi there Zev & everyone reading,

I have got the exact same problem as you with my 52 plate Focus 1.6 Zetec which is now on 113K miles. This happens to me roughly once a month and it actually first started when I test drove the car back in May when I got it but I never really thought anything as it disappeared by the time I got the car home, but then it re-appeared again 4 weeks later. Then it disappeared again for another 4 weeks and now it is back again today! The only thing that concerns me about it is incase it uses more battery power. What I have noticed with it today is that after a short drive, come to turn the ignition off and these 2 gauges will go to rest but then spring up again - the temp one will go back down slowly again and then it will act a bit eratic when coming back up to the middle again until the ignition is next turned on and it will read the normal reading. Hopefully tomorrow morning the 2 funny gauges will be back to normal again after the long drive to work... until another 4 weeks time.

In my service history booklet I decided to give the garage a ring who carried out the servicing on the car for the past 5 years by the previous owner and the car had infact had an new alternator fitted at the beginning of last year, so in a way I think the alternator can be safely ruled out with the problem I am having. The battery that is installed on mine doesn't look too old either and it's one of those RAC batteries with a health indicator (which is on green) and I have a feeling this must of been fitted by the RAC breakdown people themselves.

So in my case, do you guys reckon that the problem on mine is down to the instrument cluster finally started to give up the ghost?

Thanks all - Liam


its either the cluster or an earthing fault either way a trip to ford is necessary to find out what it is before it starts effecting other things like the centrakl locking

found many topics on it but no fixes complaints that ford say they alkl do that at some point butthats it eventually the fuel gauge stops working or gives false readings

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Posted 24 August 2010 - 02:11 PM

it doesnt cause issues or dfamage it will just reset the miles done on that particular day thats all and it doesnt give all the codes on the ones that are registered like low battery warnings etc youcan have fault codes and they will only show on a diagnostics machine.

also zev its not normal to switch the car off and the needles go to halfway this usually indicates a battery issue or alternator issue the battery fitted must be silver calcium/lead calcium lead acid batteries are no good and start to cause those types of electrical gremlins simple fix put the correct battery in the car it will still start the cat fine but the battery is basically being fried if its a lead acid battery


Hi,
I've checked the hoses and one warms up and the other doesnt which I was told was normal and that when the other hose heats up the fan will come on. I,ve sat in the car for 15 mins or so and the needle doesnt move up or the fan turn on. I don't know of any other way of checking it. If it's any indication the heater inside the car heats up faster than any car I've had which is great.
The fuel gauge does the same jumps up to half way when engine is turned off but it does appear to be registering ok with the amount of fuel in the tank.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 09:15 PM

Thanks for your replies you two,

The 2 gauges have still been doing the same thing everyday now without fail whenever I turn off the engine since my first post but the car has still been running fine all electrics inc. central locking all still work fine. The only thing I have noticed is that say after a long drive i.e. around 50 miles and then turn off the engine, the 2 gauges will go back to their normal resting places and stay there for around 3 minutes before springing up to the half way position again and stay there until the next time the engine is turned on. How would I go about checking the earths myself?

Thanks again - Liam

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:03 AM

Hi there I have just tryed this on my focus and yes it works. But can anyone tell me what does code r22 and Eoo1 mean. Thanks

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Posted 02 September 2010 - 11:12 AM

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

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