Jump to content


Photo

Focus Dashboard Secret (Trick)


  • Please log in to reply
128 replies to this topic

#61 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 02 September 2010 - 12:40 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

Hi Liaamzetec,
How have you gone on with your gauges as I have the same problem.
zev

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#62 H3lly

H3lly

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 282 posts
  • Name: k
  • Ford Model: Mk1 Focus
  • Year: 2003
  • Location: Dublin

Posted 02 September 2010 - 04:20 PM

That sounds like a dodge vehicle speed sensor.

#63 southside focus

southside focus

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • Ford Model: 1.8 focus

Posted 04 September 2010 - 07:55 PM

done this on my focus 04 1.8 works perfectly, how do i find out what each figure/value represents?

#64 LiamZetec

LiamZetec

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus MK1.5

Posted 09 September 2010 - 09:24 PM

Hi Liaamzetec,
How have you gone on with your gauges as I have the same problem.
zev


Zev - funny enough the 2 dodgy gauges have seemed to returned to normal again now and have stayed normal for over a week now.

Liam

#65 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:31 PM

Zev - funny enough the 2 dodgy gauges have seemed to returned to normal again now and have stayed normal for over a week now.

Liam


gemlins lol

#66 LiamZetec

LiamZetec

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus MK1.5

Posted 14 September 2010 - 11:32 AM

gemlins lol


I've spoke to soon... problem returned again 3 days ago ggrrr! I have made a video of this anyway! Sorry about the quality:



Liam

#67 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 14 September 2010 - 04:14 PM

I've spoke to soon... problem returned again 3 days ago ggrrr! I have made a video of this anyway! Sorry about the quality:



Liam


That looks exactly the same as mine, the fuel gauge is registering the fuel in and out ok just not sure about the temp gauge although the fan did come on last week even though the needle didnt move over half way. I'm having some work done on the car over the next couple weks so I will have the themostat tested then.
zev

#68 mintalkin

mintalkin

    Ford Enthusiast

  • True Ford Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,480 posts
  • Name: mintalkin
  • Ford Model: mondeo tdci 130
  • Year: 2006
  • Location: Staffordshire

Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:01 PM

this is a common problem and is fixed by a new cluster,so i would just live with it.

#69 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 14 September 2010 - 05:06 PM

this is a common problem and is fixed by a new cluster,so i would just live with it.

Yeah think I will do that as long as I know both gauges do what there suppose to especially the temp gauge I will live with it.Dont fancy paying out for an expensive cluster.
zev

#70 LiamZetec

LiamZetec

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus MK1.5

Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:48 AM

That looks exactly the same as mine, the fuel gauge is registering the fuel in and out ok just not sure about the temp gauge although the fan did come on last week even though the needle didnt move over half way. I'm having some work done on the car over the next couple weks so I will have the themostat tested then.
zev


I am convinced that it's purely down to the cluster and that it needs replacing. As you can see at the start of the video the engine is turned off and then I turn it on, both them gauges go back to the normal resting place then go to their normal operating places - the engine was warm anyway at the time so both of the gauges still work fine.

Liam

#71 zev

zev

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 152 posts
  • Name: Ibolya
  • Ford Model: focus i.6L lx petrol
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Lancashire

Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

I am convinced that it's purely down to the cluster and that it needs replacing. As you can see at the start of the video the engine is turned off and then I turn it on, both them gauges go back to the normal resting place then go to their normal operating places - the engine was warm anyway at the time so both of the gauges still work fine.

Liam


Mines the same but I'm going to put up with it for now unless the gauges get worse or stop altogether. I know the clusters are expensive .
zev

#72 LiamZetec

LiamZetec

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus MK1.5

Posted 15 September 2010 - 06:37 PM

Mines the same but I'm going to put up with it for now unless the gauges get worse or stop altogether. I know the clusters are expensive .
zev


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

#73 thewhiteroom23

thewhiteroom23

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Ford Model: '04 Focus 1.8 Tdci

Posted 19 September 2010 - 09:24 AM

My 1.8 Tdci went into engine management mode whilst booting it up a hill the other night in 3rd gear, a sudden reduction in power - although strangely the light didn't come on until the following day after another 35 miles or so. I've blown the intercooler out with compressed air ( it was full of crap ) and drained the fuel filter. Disconnected the battery several times but the light is still showing and its still in limp mode. Did a dashboard test but NONe were displayed. Is there a delay before the ECU resets?
Would appreciate any thought. Thanks...

#74 LiamZetec

LiamZetec

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 63 posts
  • Ford Model: Focus MK1.5

Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:03 PM

My 1.8 Tdci went into engine management mode whilst booting it up a hill the other night in 3rd gear, a sudden reduction in power - although strangely the light didn't come on until the following day after another 35 miles or so. I've blown the intercooler out with compressed air ( it was full of crap ) and drained the fuel filter. Disconnected the battery several times but the light is still showing and its still in limp mode. Did a dashboard test but NONe were displayed. Is there a delay before the ECU resets?
Would appreciate any thought. Thanks...


To reset the ECU using the disconnected battery method, your supposed to leave the battery disconnected for an hour or if it suits you better, leave it disconnected overnight. Therefore the ECU will be fully reset and when you turn the ignition back on for the first time since the reset you will notice that the gauges will do a little test for the first 30 seconds or so.

Liam

#75 ilanbutler

ilanbutler

    Member

  • New Member
  • PipPip
  • 26 posts
  • Name: ilan
  • Ford Model: Focus ST170
  • Year: 2002
  • Location: Shropshire

Posted 20 October 2010 - 10:18 AM

tried it on my focus 2.0 zetec works a treat thanks.

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



10 user(s) are reading this topic

1 members, 9 guests, 0 anonymous users