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Old 04-07-2013, 10:17   #1 (permalink)
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confused Instrument cluster flashing indicators

Hi to all the experienced users in this forum. I have ford focus II 2005, 1.6 TDI and last week I experienced very strange behavior during driving. In the low speed - all the indicators on instrument clusters are flashing forever (motor is loosing all the power, but not stopping (running fine)). I had about 5x stop in the traffic rush hour - very pleasant drive :) until I managed to come to authorized service. They did not find any problem - diagnostics showed nothing and of course everything was fine during repair man's test drive. Does anyone of you guys experienced something like this? Any clue what could I do?

Please see my youtube video I recorded today to see what I am talking about:

Ford Focus Instrument cluster problem - YouTube
(in the 8th second i turn off everything and start again - you can see - indicators are always shining)

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:31   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Instrument cluster flashing indicators

They can suffer from instrument cluster faults , could try cleaning .

Ford Focus instrument cluster Speedo (Mk2).

Common faults
Warning LEDs flicker on/off.
IGN start error codes.
Immobiliser intermittent.
Complete cluster shuts down occasionally.
Complete power failure.

Published on 2 Sep 2012

I have had several error messages on the Instrument Cluster screen and sometimes my car doesn't start. I didn't want to pay the hughly inflated fees to have a replacement fitted. This video demonstrates how I removed the Instrument cluster from my Ford Focus Zetec 56 plate. I cleaned the panel with a soft toothbrush and then sprayed it with WD40 and then brushed it again to make sure everything was covered. Remember not to drown it. I left it to dry for about 1/2 hour (you might need longer) and then reassembled the panel. The engine started and no faults - so far! You must disconnect the battery so that no further damage can be caused. It worked for me and I hope it solves the problem for you. Good Luck!

Update - 01.10.12 - I have had NO faults since I followed the above procedure and I am very happy. Hope this is the case for you !!!
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