Question about 2005 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Recently, all my gauges on my dash including my radio goes out. This has been happening more ferquently, but everything goes back on after a minute or two. Could it be a short in the system or the computer system going bad? I'm just trying to see how much this is going to cost me. I currently have 112K miles on the truck. Any help is good help.
It might possibly be a loose wire harness or a broken wire somewhere. Check harnesses under the dash to see i something is loose or a wire has broken.
Posted on Mar 29, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I had a similar problem. In my 1966 Mustang gas tank, the fuel pick-up was on a "float." My float developed a hole, filled with gasoline, and sank to the bottom of the tank, therefore, the gauge always read empty, but the car ran well. All the other gauges of course worked correctly. The repair was a relatively simple soldering job (after removing the float from the tank), but if that is indeed the problem, ensure all the gasoline is drained from the float before beginning the soldering job.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Behind the dash is what they call a constant voltage regulator. It controls the guages. It's small and located behind the dash near speedo.
Posted on Jun 19, 2008
Something similar happened to my 2005. the gauges went crazy! stopped half way or dropped completely down. Like the fuel indicator, speedometer, tach. While I never lost the radio or headlights, I did lose my dashboard lights--pretty creepy at night. My husband did some online digging and found the problem. In the dashboard gauge set-up there is a poor solder on one of the electronic components. He took the gauge center off, popped it open, found the crappy solder, fixed it, put it back in and it has worked fine ever since!!!
the ****--Ford knows about this faulty soldering and since it doesn\'t happen to ALL of the cars--just a select few(even more models we found out later)--they won\'t do a recall. Even if you take it to a dealership for them to fix, odds are they could replace it with an entire unit with the same problem. Your best bet is to fix the bad solder yourself or find someone who can.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
I HAVE SEEN A BAD BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH.CAUSE THE ABS LIGHT AND BRAKE LIGHT COME ON.WHEN SWITCH WAS REPLACE BOTH LIGHTS WENT OFF.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
no starter relay is always at the fuse relay box at the engine compartment. The relay that you hear is the relay for the accessories to turn off the power during starting position.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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