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Old 04-04-2014, 11:00   #1 (permalink)
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2006 Ford Freestar instrument cluster BLACK OUT

HI,

i have a problem with my instrument cluster on my 2006 ford freestar....everything works except the screen that shows the odometer reading/trip reading etc...has blacked out. What should i start with to trouble shoot the problem....is it a fuse or relay that has blown? Is it due to a faulty speed sensor or is the instrument cluster crapped the bed. Thoughts?

I also would like to know if the fault is in the instrument cluster itself can i go and get one from an auto recycle and just install (plug&play) or will the new/used one need to be re coded.

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Old 04-04-2014, 11:25   #2 (permalink)
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well i managed to pull everything apart very carefully and checked for any signs of damage on the circuit board.....everything looks to be fine. plugged it back in to test and still have no resolve to the issue....thoughts?
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Sounds like it's the cluster, but I have no idea if anything needs to be programmed.
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As far as programming yes would need programmed. Would recommend bringing at least two keys with you as well.


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Old 04-06-2014, 21:41   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for all the input. i managed to find a place that was able to fix the circuit board>>>100 bucks and it works like new, much more reasonable than buying a new one from ford @ 800.00 plus install of who knows how much. Great job done by ProSpeedo in Calgary Alberta.

just in case anyone encounter the same problem, apparently the ford circuit board for the instrument cluster display is prone to over heating.
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Good result , thanks for update .
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Nice to hear. Always good when you can get it fixed at a lower price.
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