Question about 2008 Ford F-150
Is this a common problem? Has 160,000 miles. 1 owner, no accidents.
First Zach , you need to know how all this thing's work ! The gauges get info over serial data bus from SJB - smart junction box which gets the info from the PCM - engine computer . All this is designed to cut down on wiring , Coolant temp . fuel gauge sending unit , vehicle speed sensor , tach etc. are all inputs to the PCM .The PCM sends this info on the C.A.N. data bus where the instrument cluster microprocessor reads the data and moves the gauges ! The light's also are controlled by the SJB -body computer . The light's are PWM pulse width modulated - How to Diagnose Controller Area Network CAN The first place is to start by hooking up a diagnostic scan tool an check for DTC'S diagnostic trouble codes . The last Ford i had in my bay was a 2006 explorer . had this type problem , had U codes communication problems . Vehicle needed a new SJB $899 buck's an then it had to be programmed , another $300 .This is something you need to take to a qualified repair shop . Who know how it works and what to check and how to check it .
It could be as simple as a lose ground wire . But are you prepaired to take the instrument panel out to get to it .
Posted on Dec 08, 2016
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