Anyway take a look at that post and see if it doesn't help you out. luckily i had another transit van. We are able to fully test and rebuild your own unit. Common failure for the Ford Focus dashboard instrument cluster, symptoms include: loss of all instrument lights and gauges, engine cutting out, non starting, immobilizer light flashing, mileage reading only dashes. My head lights, dash, and... My head lights, dash, and... all lights flicker - 2002 Ford Focus the dash lights were still on but faint. there are no lights at all on my dash when my engine is running, but when i turn my keys off and even remove them the ABS light is on faintly. Happens on dry days, wet days, cold days, warm days - at least 3 times a month. I have a 2000 Ford Focus that I just changed the alternator in. no luck, so we decided to push it as far as we can up the slope in the car park where it was and try a bump start. Everything Else Lights Up. decided to give up, tried with the key one more and it had started up with the key. When fault stops and I am intransit, if the lights start flashing again - the speedo, rev counter and gauges are all … My guess is that tomorrow morning it’ll be back to level two. It all happened today. As the title says really, the handbrake warning light flickers sometimes when going around right hand bends at a certain speed, roughly 15-20 mph round a roundabout or turning right into another road. i been out today and tried the bus. In additionim hearing a buzzing type sound along w the flickering. he diagnosed the starter motor was bad again as not spinning. A fault with the alternator is probably the main reason for a battery light to flicker. Most are faint, but the oil light and door ajar light seem full strength. I've checked all fuses and wire connections that I know of but can't quite locate the problem. Or as it’s called in the business the PRNDL (prindle) switch. When the troubles happens again and the car is parked try disconnecting the plug on the alternator and see if that clears the trouble. didnt get enough speed so didnt start. just cranking. so i decided to disconnect the battery while i was parked up for couple hours. Senior Technician. i use the van to tow the bus and it started in second gear by releasing the clutch at around 10 mph. For what it’s worth, the battery voltage is 12.3 volts, and while running it’s a steady 14.35 volts. It was faint and erratically pulsing, it also did this when car was running. Mk1 focus, 1.8 petrol, drum rear brakes. Worn wire harnesses will do this too if chaffed enough to expose several different circuits, they could touch at random times. I’m concerned about the beeping running down the battery with car off-so I pulled out fuse #36, which is for “a/c swith, instrument cluster”. One of them had the EXACT same problem you’re experiencing. If the Ford Focus ABS dashboard warning light illuminates whilst driving, it indicates there is a malfunction within the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). connected the battery up. I had the battery tested at a Pepboys and they say it’s fine. You can google “automobile module repair” to find them. First disconnect and reconnect the cluster several times to clean the connector, oxidation on instrument cluster connectors can cause a poor voltage supply or ground to the cluster and cause the processor to misbehave. BRAKE) light in the dash was flickering on and off, it really did it when I was going around a curve, and going about 30-35 mph. Fuse boxes are suspect and these days they’re comprised of sandwiched circuit boards. i also still have my solar panel connected to my battery. I’m hsaving similar difficulty however no warning lights are on just when the key is out of ignition the backlight on the dashboard and caution lights stay on. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, Dashboard lights going berserk...even when car is off. But then after driving the car, it’ll go back to level one. nothing at all. next day it was fine until i had tried jump starting my other transit. it is a 2001 ford transit minibus 2.4tddi with 474000 miles on the clock. Ford Focus (52) - Dashboard lights flashing, intermittent bleep ~ 30seconds, speedo,rev counter, petrol, temperature gauges not registering. With most automotive electrical systems the power to the cluster is turned OFF with the ignition switch. Ford focus dashboard warning lights and symbols this section covers many of the dashboard warning lights symbols with pictures and their meanings found within the ford focus range. Then it spread to include the ABS light too, and eventually became permanent. That means it will likely come into your shop with its own set of problems. Discussion Starter • #1 • Apr 3, 2009. I have a 2004 Ford Focus ZTS (standard transmission).Sometimes while driving however my lights, (headlights,dashboard lights, over-headlights) begin to flicker.Also, I'll be giving the car gas when for (maybe a second) suddenly no gas will get to the engine.This causes violent jerking while in low gear. In the beginning, this problem was easy to ignore…but now I’m extremely concerned, and I soon need to drive back out west and have no confidence in this car. the light was still on, still doing the same and it still started. It may be one of the alternator diodes in on the fritz. I have a similar problem - every once in a while all of my dash lights flash on like the car is trying to conk out/stall (I have a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee) - the car has no loss of power and runs fine, just all of the dashboard lights and warnings come on like its going to stall. if i press the brake it goes out and comes back and flicker slightly when brake peddle is released. but must have been a bad day as the van wouldnt start neither. As soon as the output from the alternator drops to a certain fairly low level, the battery light flickers. i had a few issues with it. got home. The prindle switch comunicates with the body control module. 1,511 satisfied customers. gone to go out in it again later and then no crank at all and the ignition lights came on and off as they should. In the past two days, I've noticed the Radio and Tune buttons' lights will flicker while the car is running and the headlights turned on. This sounds to me like it could be an alternator problem. It's a big pain to do, but at least it stops my dashboard from draining my battery. About 10 months ago noticed my battery light was faintly visible with car off and key out of ignition. Each dashboard symbol corresponds to one aspect of the car. Even though my problem was with a Chrysler Pacifica, I believe we had the same problem. however, we changed the starter motor and removed the jump cables and the dash lights were fine and started off the key as normal. For that , an inch by inch inspection is required. on the 2001 transit in the UK the battery is under the drivers seat and the jump points are under the bonnet (hood) we tried frantically to get them back on again which we did briefly and managed to bump start it. 62 Posts #2 • Jan 23, 2006. himvalo said: Hi all, ive noticed that while driving at night my headlights will flicker every so often, included with that my dashboard console flickers, nothing major but just annoying. You might wonder why the battery light comes on – which makes you think the alternator is kapuut – when the ABS system is actually the problem. I heard or read somewhere recently that the new Focus has something like 142 electro-mechanical actuators. If disconnecting the alternator doesn’t help point to the trouble then I suggest you start pulling fuses one at a time to help locate the source of the power. my ignition barrel feels a bit sticky too. Then once car is on, they go back to flickering faintly…but the loud beep goes away. next day, i removed the good battery from the van and fitted it in the bus. While the Ford Focus is no exception, it does soldier on and remains a popular vehicle. Thanks I hope I’m attributing that correctly. Any body got any idea on this? wouldnt start not even a crank. Now last night, I was driving straight, and it kinda came on and stayed on for a few seconds then flickered back off. It’s like there are two " levels" to this problem. Replaced Idle Air Control Valve. Unfortunately, the battery would eventually go dead, because those warning lights were causing a draw. I am sure it is the same thing and no matter how many times I took my car to the dealer they could not fix it. When wet they’re difficult to dry down in there and need disassembled to dry. No other dash display flickers, nor anything else on the center column, JUST the two buttons. the other transit failed to start and made a clicking sound. a bit of luck i wouldnt be left stranded with 14 passengers miles from home until i can get it sorted. At one point,the car temporarily jerked while buzzing/clicking sound. Other than that, the only other annoying thing is the engine revs loving to NOT fall quickly. As soon as you rev it or start driving, the lights power up again. dash lights were still on but the bus unlocked. The fix was replacing the instrument cluster. It’s a fail-safe system, in case the ABS dashboard light bulb goes out. What could it be? 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