Re: instrument cluster issues
Yes. I have a 2006 Ford 500 built in Nov of 2005. The entire cluster lost power and then returns sporadically. When the power is out to the cluster, the backup lights turn on, in any gear. I have the instrument pod apart now and am looking at the traces (circuit) and a relay that seems to control the power to the panel. If I wiggle the plug in from the cable loom, I can get it on and off, but not to stay. I have checked the plug, but don't find any apparent problem there. I am stopped for the moment trying to figure out how to remove the needles on the gauges without damaging anything. This is needed to acces the back of the circuit board where the relay appears to be mounted. I have found numerous reports of this problem online, and will call Ford tomorrow to see what their replacement policy is. I'll let you know. Have you replaced the cluster?