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Member Since 26 Nov 2012
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In Topic: Mk1 Instrument Cluster Problem

01 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

If the car is juddering and battery light coming on it sounds like its more than the cluster. This one sounds alternator/battery problem.

With mine I phoned my local ford dealer and told him the problem, he ordered the part and asked me to come in so he could do a diagnostic on the cluster for 40 then fit the new one if it was faulty for 164 (inc diagnostic). He told me it is normally 80 for a full diagnostic.

If your local ford dealer had a service garage then give them a call. It's probably best to get the diagnostic done as that will bring up any faults that have occurred. But if it is the alternator then don't expect to pay anything less than 200 (not inc diagnostic)

In Topic: Mk1 Instrument Cluster Problem

30 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

Well I took it in, they did a diagnostic and it was the cluster.

Got a new one fitted and all is great (apart from mileage being reset to 0, but I will get used to it)

In Topic: Mk1 Instrument Cluster Problem

27 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Haha! Especially when I just saw on their website a 2009 59 reg 1.6 zetec with only 11000 miles on the clock for 7000

In Topic: Mk1 Instrument Cluster Problem

27 November 2012 - 02:44 PM

Tbh I was expecting 200 from ford for just the part. I'm going to give the alternator another test and let the engine get up to temperature to see if there is any change as I only had about 15 minutes to do it before work this morning.

The only part of all this I'm not looking forward to is going to the ford garage and seeing all the new focus', got a feeling I could be tempted to get one haha

In Topic: Mk1 Instrument Cluster Problem

27 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

I tested it on my lunch break again, it's warmed up alittle since this morning and battery is now 12.3v. I'm going to give it a charge tonight when I get home.

No faults with the dash this morning, and I can tell its not an alternator fault as the voltages I tested are well within the parameters given by the hundreds of self help guides I've found on mechanical sites.

I'll probably give it one more test later for a longer period to see if there are any other fluctuations.

Surely if it was an alternator problem all gauges would stop working, but with the fuel gauge not being affected I'm leaning more towards instrument panel. I've suspected it a while since the trip counter has reset itself on and off for the past year or so.