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1999 Ford Expedition 5.4 V8 Blinking Dash Lights While Driving

A few days ago, I was on my way to work and the odometer was flipping through numbers as if it were a glitch, and then going back to the correct reading. Yesterday morning, while on my way to work, the odometer again had the flipping numbers. A few miles down the road and on teh right side of the dash, the yellow 4x4, and on the left, the yellow windshield wiper fluid light, started blinking on and off. Another few miles down the road and the 4x4 and winshield lights stopped blinking, but the beep that occurs when the low fuel light comes on started beeping like 15 times straight without the low fuel light coming on. I made it to work fine other than these things. AFter work, I tried to start the car and it was attempting to turn over but was not starting. I took the key out and noticed the heater was on faintly pushing out air. Then a clicking noise started which sounded as if it were coming from by the brake/accelerator area. I looked at the dash and the gauges all had readings as if I had just started the car. The red theft light was blinking very rapidly and then would slow down to normal and then speed up again. The gauges dropped back down to zero and then a few seconds later back up to levels as if the car were started. The gauges again dropped and the theft light was back to normal. I tried a few minuites later and the car started right up. No issues on the way home or since. I have tried starting it up a few times today and it has fired right up and the gauges/heat do not stay on after the car is off and key is out. It appears back to normal. Talked to my uncle and he said it could be a ground issue or possibly the starter. Does anybody know anything about this issue or have any good ideas as to what I should try? Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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Sounds like an earth connection ,but where ,,,,back of dash,,,battery earth,,,ECU earth point ,,try putting a drop of oil on the earth points with a conventional oil can no sprays of crappy fish oil other than that you would have to wait for it to happen again in front of a mechinic to find it,.or trade it in for a nice europeon size car with a an engine under 1600cc .5litres is a bit obscene in this day and age and price of petrol

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I just got the same problem on a 97 ford expedition, I have to start working on it, more likely would be a malconection issue or the swich unit check for any burned wires. and also check both the positive and the negative conection at the batrery. that all I'll keep you posted.

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