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2003 Focus 1.6 Zetec Instrument Problem

The instruments (speedo, rev counter, odometer and oil pressure) suddenly zero and then recover as well as ignition and engine warning lights coming on. This is random and not linked to any other events. There is no loss of power or malfunction of any other sort. I would like to know the cause and the solution.

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  • will8690 Jul 15, 2008

    I have a similar problem all instruments in dash spedometer and guages go to zero. All dash lights and head lights blink if at night. Air contitioner blower quits. It happens when I change gears with my foot off clutch with engine at idle. As soon as rpm picks up 2 or 3 secs everything returns to normal. I put a voltmeter on the battery under the hood and ran wires inside so I could look at battery voltage. It drops from above 13.8 to 12.2. The alternator belt could be slipping or the regulator or brushes in the alternator could be bad. The only way I notice a problem is if I see the lights blink the car does not surge or cut out.

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It cost me over $700.00 to replace the "cluster" when I took my car to the dealer with the same problems.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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