Re: 2004 focus ZX5 electrical problem
"jsidlik" <UseLinkToEmail@www.autoforumz.com> wrote in message
>I own a 2004 ZX 5. (60,000 miles) I recently noticed that my
> instrument panel lighting is not lit up along with my parking lights
> and license plate lights. The headlights and fog lights work, and the
> brake lights work when the brake peddle is applied. I have checked
> EVERY fuse and all seem to be ok. I am wondering if the wiring harness
> needs to be replaced. Also inquiring if anyone has had a similar
> problem. I am beginning to wonder about the integrity of these
I presume you've checked the setting of the internal dimmer (do your
interior lights come on when you open the door?).
If so, that's the first I've heard of this on Focuses, but instrument
clusters can be fickle (Chrysler Neons have had lots of problems). It could
be a bad ground, or a fault in the cluster circuits. The cluster is not
difficult to remove, you need a phillips screwdriver and a 7mm socket.