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Mk2 Instrument Cluster Problem


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Hello all,

The intrument panel on my 2005 seems to have an intermittent fault. Sometimes, randomly, parts of my cluster will fail or just act odly. For example, this morning driving to work my indicators didn't show as working when looking at the panel but could see them working outside on the car infront. Also, my handbrake light decided to put itself on without prompting! Quick Google search showed that the Focus does get common electrical issues but none of the posts elsewhere online states the same occurances as i have. Could anybody shed some light onto this for me? Quick and easy fix? Or garage job?

Another thing, when the car has warmed itself up. At times when taking my foot off the accelerator i'm getting a constant cloud of blue/white smoke chugging it's way out the back. Would this be fuel injectors? Unburnt diesel? Glow plug issue? Fuel filter? Never had this on any old cars before so i'm rather baffled and being a mechanical newbie i don't even have a starting point. Don't want to start teaaring the car apart in the opposite way i need to :)

Thank you in advance for any help!

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blue tends to be oil, and white tends to be water vapour or unburnt diesel in small amounts.

As for the cluster, I recon its an electrical gremlin, you might be best sending the cluster off for repairs.

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I assume it's a diesel? If it is when doing a DPF regeneration you will get clouds of Bluey/grey smoke and its normal if the fan is running and MPG is dropping. If it does it all the time when the car is warm then either it is constantly trying to regeneration due to a blocked DPF filter or there is something else wrong.

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Thank you for the input so far! Currently trying to resolve a steering issue I have which I'm taking priority over at the moment so shall return to this thread when the steering is all sorted :)

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

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