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#76 greggp

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 02:02 PM

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
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Posted 15 January 2011 - 01:34 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2011 - 06:26 PM

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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Posted 07 February 2011 - 09:32 PM

Hey Matt, I tried this on my Focus 1.8 TDCI and it works! Thanks!!

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:33 PM

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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Posted 06 March 2011 - 10:36 PM

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.

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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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Posted 17 March 2011 - 04:05 PM

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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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:14 PM

sweet, learn something new everyday!

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:36 PM

Does this work on the MK2?

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:50 PM

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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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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:39 PM

just done it on my 2001 Focus 1.8 Zetec and it works great its well cool B)

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:25 PM

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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Posted 14 May 2011 - 01:54 PM

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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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:32 PM

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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