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Zetec Dave

Member Since 31 Aug 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2013 04:19 PM
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Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec 2005 - Dashboard Problems

30 October 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hi All

I'm hoping someone can give me some advice.

After five years of ownership circumstances have just forced me to buy another car, a Peugeot 307 SW. This means that I'm about to sell my beloved Ford Focus 2005 1.6 Zetec which has been great during the time I've had it.

Yesterday I started cleaning it all up ready to photograph for Autotrader. Today, I tried to start it and the electrics were dead, not even enough power to run the radio. The battery is not that old so should be fine. I charged the battery up and it did then start up. The problem now though is that the speedometer needle has moved to about 50mph and the water temp gauge to hot even though the engine had just started. Turning the engine off left the needles in these positions. I even removed the battery terminals and the needles remained in their positions.

This is obviously very annoying as I'm wanting to sell the car but I could be faced with an unexpected bill.

I'd be very grateful therefore if anyone can advise what may be wrong or what action to take.

Thanks in advance.

David