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Ford transit van dashboard display not working

Please ignore the makeand modelon the product category this is a ford transit van on a 53 plate LWB can you please helpme.
the engine starts fine and runs well, and all other electrical items work(lights,indicators, heater, etc..) but the speedo, revs, fuel gauge, and temp does not work. there is a red spanner flashing and digital display reads error.

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  • gpdurrant Jan 18, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem on a 55 plate SWB transit. The fault is intermittent but is flashing up the error message more often than not. The diagostics machine at the local garage cannot isolate the problem.

  • fastgas Apr 22, 2009

    dash lights indicators headlight symbol and tempreture gauge all work but no speedo oil light parking brake lightor park light symbol

  • William Robertson
    William Robertson Dec 17, 2013

    It starts we'll runs well light ect are all working it struggles to do 20mph and the glow plug light keep flashing



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Ive got a 55 plate 85 T260 swb crewcab 68000 miles, , i bought it 12 months ago, red light flashes on dash board most days, some times arratically, sometimes quite slow, and all clocks, speedo and dash does not work?????????
the smallest scratch and the van rusts, no under seal, there just a use it and dump it van.

i would just like to say fords are ****

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  • Mo64 Sep 15, 2010

    Did you ever get this problem sorted out? If so, how?I have exactly the same issue.


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Not sure about these new ones ,but the transit was and still is the best white van around ,but from what you describe i had a similar problem with a ford transcontinental tractor unit many years ago and the fault was a bad earth on the back of the speedo panel..But that was 30yrs ago

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