Question about 2001 Ford Focus
It may sound strange but I was told ages ago that if the interior light fails on my particular model Ford (2005 BA) , it screws up the security system. Perhaps the bulb on yours does the same thing??
Posted on Apr 13, 2015
Unfortunately David. The security for your car is in the cluster.So your going to have to go back in and check yours and his work. Using but connectors on these wires is a no no. solder them. Add wire if you have to. Shrink wrap them. If the other guy pulled the board out, you need to pull it out also. Look very closely at it and make sure there are no cracks in it. If so follow the crack and repair any broken or not broken board leads(small copper lines across the break). Scrape the coating off the lead and solder a number 32 or 40 wire across the break. If it is not broke, it will be soon. Easier to follow the lead from one point to another and solder there. If you don't have the time to do this, then it will need another cluster. It will also need to be programmed at a dealership. One way to get around this is to go to the junk yard and find a compatible car. You have to pull the PCM, BCM, Cluster, ignition switch/lockset, and have the key for it. But it has to match your engine and transmission. When I do this, I grab the door lockset and the trunk lockset also.
Posted on Apr 12, 2015
Is the battery dead? Have you tried to boost it?
Posted on Apr 12, 2015
Testimonial: "I'm a mechanic, myself, so yes, I've gone through all the normal checks. Gettin no communication from the pcm. Had a less than honest mechanic work on it, and he pulled the check engine bulb, and broke a bunch of other stuff that I've fixed. Haven't put in a new bulb, because my obdII was still reading it."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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