AU2 Cluster Problem - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
General Tech Have a question that is not covered by one of the other categories? This is the forum for all other items not specifically covered in other categories.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-01-01, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
au2 forte
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: melb
Posts: 139
AU2 Cluster Problem


I've got a 6 cycl AU2 forte sedan (auto) which I bought new and have had for about 7 months now (no mods).

One week or so after I bought the car, I had a ford alarm installed, which was done at the dealership. Soon after, my tacho on the dash stopped working. The other guages (speedo, temp, fuel etc) worked fine and the car engine itself was ok. I took it bbk to the dealer and they reloaded the software in the cluster (i think??). But that didn't work and in the end they declared the cluster as faulty and replaced it with a new one (free of charge as its under warranty).

About a month ago the SPEEDO dial went totally DEAD permanently! And later on the the fuel gauge started randomly fluctuating while driving (like a VU meter, but only sometimes). I took it back to the dealer again and they said "yep faulty cluster" and had it replaced with a new one (again free of charge)...

So far this cluster is working (touch wood) but I have a couple of questions:

(1) Does this happen to anyone else?
(2) Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is causing the
cluster to fail, or is just a coincidence...The ford mechanic seems to think that the chances of 2 new clusters failing on a new car is just extraordinary.


au2_xpack is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-02-01, 05:34 AM
Chromed Member
botch's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: driving around with bent pushr
Posts: 1,810

Check for moisture in the drivers footwell kickpanel.. water leaks down there sometimes when it really rains hard, once wet the plugs never dry up and can do stupid things to anything electronic. You have to disconect the battery, unscrew scuffplate, roll back carpet and disconnect plugs to check for moisture. blow out with air if available and spray with contact cleaner. dry out with hair dryer or sunlight.

Not saying it is the problem but could be:D ive found water in these plugs which caused fuel gauge problems and drivers airbag warning to come on
botch is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-01, 03:18 AM Thread Starter
au2 forte
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: melb
Posts: 139

Thx, I'll check it out!
au2_xpack is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-01, 05:03 AM
Two SC 61's = trouble
ebxr8240's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Penrith,nswAus/Morrinville.NZ
Age: 63
Posts: 6,360
Another: could be faulty battery and alternator is overcharging,loose battery connections too.
ebxr8240 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > General Tech

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XG to XF instrument cluster conversion? falconS General Tech 7 12-12-03 02:26 AM
95 CV engine problem 95CV Ford Crown Victoria | Mercury Marauder | Grand Marquis | P71 9 04-22-03 08:17 PM
au1 to au2 instrumant cluster XR8MICK General Tech 22 02-24-03 09:38 PM
SHO stopper: Engine problem in high-performance Taurus angers fans Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 10-23-02 09:39 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome