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A frozen instrument cluster on ford bantam racam can stop the ENGINE from starting

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: 1996 jeep Cherokee sport all

Check VSS Vehicule Speed Sensor wire may be corroted, bad connection or faulty; if 2wd the adaptor is located on the extension housing of the transmission (left side)
if 4wd look on transfer case extension (left side)

Good luck

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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Marvin

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SOURCE: Instrument Panel Cluster stopped working

U ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PULL THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER OUT AND SEND THE ENTIRE UNIT IN FOR REPAIR AT AN AUTHORIZED GM DIDGITAL DASH REPAIR CENTER, YOUR DEALER CAN SUPPLY THRE NAME AND PHOMNE NUMBER, THIS IS NOT A FUSE PROBLEM.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Digital Instrument cluster

check fuses first if fine take it to a service shop may b a body computer or know as a gem module

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: instrument panel cluster gauges and odometer has stopped working

I had all my analog instrument panel gauges stop working after they did the state emissions test. I found the proper fuse in the fuse block located under the hood. Simply unplugged the fuse, noticed it was still good, and plugged the same fuse (10A) back in and all the gauges started working again. Guess it needed a reset atfer they plugged in for the emissions.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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Mike Kincer

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SOURCE: I have a chevy 1500 silverado and the instrument cluster stopped

Hello Ron Sadora, Your cluster is totally digital.. Mike www.kincerservice.com

Posted on Jan 27, 2010

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2003 ford f150 supercrew lariat. Odometer is all dashes. All lights headlight tail lights park lights are all on even with switch off and keys out. Horn won't blow. Engine will turn over but not crank.


Engine will turn over but not crank.???? Engine cranks but won't start an run .
Odometer
The instrument cluster receives odometer rolling count status from the PCM and stores the mileage in non-volatile memory (NVM). When the instrument cluster fails to receive the odometer rolling count status for more than two seconds, the odometer display will show dashes.

B2143 Odometer NVM Memory Failure Instrument Cluster INSTALL a new instrument cluster. REFER to Instrument Cluster in this section. CLEAR the DTCs. REPEAT the self-test.
Taking the vehicle an having it checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes would be a good idea ! Not to autozone or advance etc... Need a professional or factory scanner to check for these codes .
  • The headlamps are on continuously
  • Headlamp switch.
  • Circuitry.
  • Multifunction switch.
  • Daytime running lamp (DRL) relay No. 2 (if equipped).
  • DRL jumper (if equipped).
  • Headlamp relay (if equipped).
  • Remote anti-theft personality (RAP) module (if equipped).
  • Central security module (if equipped)
  • Light sensor amplifier (if equipped).
  • GO to Pinpoint Test F .

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Does the 98 Ford F-150 5.4 triton have two coolant sending units? I found the one on the intake and replaced it and still no gauge.


Has CHT - cylinder head temp. sensor . This sensor is a input to the PCM - engine computer . The PCM sends engine temp info on serial data network to the instrument cluster . I/C has a microprocessor inside . Have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Not OBD2 codes , B - body codes . The gauge could be the problem , which means replacing the instrument cluster .
Engine coolant temperature information is received by the instrument cluster from the PCM over the SCP network. Temperatures over 121°C (275°F) will display hot (H). If the engine coolant temperature data is missing or invalid for five seconds, the instrument cluster will move the engine coolant temperature gauge below the cold (C) position.
The best way to diagnose this is with a scan tool , factory or a professional type . Know how the system works and not replacing parts is the proper way to diagnose .
U1073 D073 SCP (J1850) Invalid or Missing Data for Engine Coolant PCM CARRY OUT the PCM self-test.
  • A single gauge does not return to zero with the ignition switch off
  • Instrument cluster.
  • INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster . TEST the system for normal operation.

  • Incorrect temperature gauge indication
  • Circuitry.
  • Instrument cluster.
  • PCM.
  • Engine coolant temperature sensor.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test F .

I should also point out that if the temp sensor were bad the vehicle may not run right .
Using the factory scan tool
Trigger instrument cluster active command ENGCOOLNT. Monitor the engine coolant temperature gauge while adjusting the ENGCOOLNT active command to read 50% and 100%.
  • Does the temperature gauge start at cold, move to half at 50%, and full hot at 100%?
Yes REFER to the Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.

No INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster . REPAIR the circuit. CLEAR the DTCs. REPEAT the self-test.
Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop !

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I have a 2003 Ford Expedition. It is showing overheating and then will shoot right back down. We've replace the thermostat but that doesn't seem to be the problem. doesnt appear to be overheating.


Bad gauge , maybe !

Temperature Gauge
The PCM receives the engine coolant temperature status through hardwired circuitry to the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor. The instrument cluster receives the engine coolant temperature data from the PCM through the SCP communication network. The instrument cluster microprocessor monitors the engine coolant temperature data received from the PCM and commands the temperature gauge indication with a corresponding movement of the pointer.

At the dealer we would hook up factory scan tool an see what the PCM is seeing for coolant temp . then go into data stream of instrument cluster an see if it is receiving the same data . , Your best bet , take it to a ford dealer . Before you start replacing parts that don't fix the problem .

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What is the start interrupt relay in a 1999 ford windstar


The instrument cluster on you vehicle has a microprocessor inside and it is in control of anti-theft . The control side of the start interrupt relay is hooked to the instrument cluster electrical connector (pin 10 ) on the back of the instrument cluster . If there are no anti-theft system problems the logic inside the instrument cluster with supply a ground to that pin , there by energizing the relay , creating a magnetic field closing the load side contacts inside the relay sending B+ voltage to the starter solenoid . This will cause the starter to spin the engine over there by starting the engine . There are videos on youtube showing how a relay works , if you don't know !

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Cluster not showing rev;s,speed,fuel and temperature


check the plug on the main cpu-look for corroded pins in connector- cheers Denny

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1998 ford contour....engine temp guage will suddenly stop working.....thern later comes back on. Engine does not seem to be overheating. Also speedometer stops working intermittently...sometimes comes back...


This could be a loose wire in your instrument cluster. I had the same problem with my S-10, but mine was a little bit worse. I have replaced the instrument cluster (17 dollars at the local junkyard), and everything works fine.

Sep 16, 2013 | 1998 Ford Contour

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I have a 2001 mustang bullitt that is showing service engine light on. Took it to mechanic and he put 2 different machines on it to show code for problem. No codes coming up and he can't turn off the...


There is a diagnostic procedure in the factory service repair manual for engine light lit ,no codes . Did you take it to ford dealer ? MIL - is referring to check engine , service engine soon etc...
  • MIL always on when engine is running (no DTCs):
  • MIL circuits
  • For Focus, Mustang, Town Car, Continental, LS6/LS8, Escape, Windstar, F-150, Expedition and Navigator/Blackwood:
  • Instrument Cluster, Section 413-01 of the Workshop Manual.
  • All Others:
  • GO to NB1

SERVICE ENGINE SOON indicator After the engine is started, the SERVICE ENGINE SOON indicator will prove out for a duration of three seconds. If the instrument cluster does not receive a message from the PCM within five seconds, the instrument cluster will illuminate the SERVICE ENGINE SOON indicator and log a diagnostic trouble code (DTC).

  • An indicator is inoperative/always on - SERVICE ENGINE SOON
  • Circuitry.
  • Bulb.
  • Instrument cluster.
  • PCM.
  • GO to Pinpoint Test P .

PINPOINT TEST P: AN INDICATOR IS INOPERATIVE/ALWAYS ON - SERVICE ENGINE SOON CONDITIONS DETAILS/RESULTS/ACTIONS P1 CARRY OUT THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER SERVICE ENGINE SOON INDICATOR ACTIVE COMMAND Trigger the HEC active command MIL.
  • Did the SERVICE ENGINE SOON indicator illuminate?
Yes REFER to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual.

No INSTALL a new instrument cluster; REFER to Instrument Cluster . CLEAR the DTCs. REPEAT the self-test.

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Ford bantam rocam 1.6i speedo,temperature gauge and rev counter not working


Sometimes when the batery of vehicle goes flat or when u fit a new car batery to the bantams they love to give that problems like gauges not working rpm not working speedo not working and cluster display is dead, u disconect the batery termanils and for example fit positive termanil and arc. Or short til that blue spark occur then u swop around negative on and arc positive,leave the ignition switched on arc til gauges move!! Don't ask me why but that happend to me! A autoelek friend of mine showed me this! NB don't tri this with vehicles with a lot of elektric featers it can cause demage to ecu (engine control unit)

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