I Took It To The Dealer And They Pulled The Identical Codes As The First Time They Replaced The Cluster, But Would Not Replace It This Time Because None Of The Indicator Lamps Where On At The Time They Looked At It. Sept 20, 2010 At First Our 2005 ford five Hundred Had Issues With Instrument Cluster Failures blacking Out And Needles Zeroing Etc. Always disconnect the battery before servicing high current fuses. The contact opened the hood and flames emerged from the engine and the smoke turned black. I Took The Vehicle To The Dealer Who Said They Needed To Order A New Dash Cluster Panel ,after 2 Weeks Called Dealer And Was Told It Would Take A Month To Get Part I Was Told By Another Mechanic That Car Was Unsafe To Drive Because Of Air Bag Was In Failure Mode. The battery will just die and stop holding a charge.
The failure mileage was approximately 90,000. They lift the child up so that the lap belt rests low across the hips and the knees bend comfortably. Apply the accelerator slowly and avoid spinning the wheels. Extremely dangerous driving at night with this failure and no turn signals. I took it to the dealer, now out of the part warranty and now they immediately want to replace the cluster. The approximate failure mileage was a 139,000. If a replacement oil filter is used that does not meet Ford material and design specifications, start-up engine noises or knock may be experienced.
In My Opinion This Defect Needs To Be Remedied With A Recall. Remove the 4 screws and the instrument cluster the picture only shows 2 screws and they're on the bottom of the cluster - one below the speedo and the other below the tach. Be sure to put the cap back on the reservoir. A Few Days Later, The Instrument Panel Failed Completely. Unless of course while I am driving up or down a steep hill. You can check them with a test light.
Direct the outer instrument panel vents towards the side windows. The vehicle was totaled by the insurance company. Flash to pass Pull toward you, to the first detent, to activate and release to deactivate. My car has roughly 62,000 miles on it. Swing From 0 To Max And Then Down To 0.
The Failure Mileage Was 84,000. Thanks to post on this forum and a bit of sweat took me 15 min resolder points on back of panel and I will let y'all know if it solved my problem so far its been two days with no issues. I've finally gone ahead and tried to diagnose the problem on my own. The fire department extinguished the fire; however, the fire erupted again and would not stop until the battery was disconnected. Over The Last Five Years, This Same Problem shutting Off While Driving Had Occurred, But In Each Case I Was Able To Restart The Car Without Any Further Problem. I'm going to check the connections at the alternator tomorrow.
I Was Told I Needed A New Nodule, But It Was Not Immediate. The Contact Experienced The Failure Again And The Dealer Picked Up The Vehicle On March 20, 2008. If that's necessary I'm thinking I'd use a few dabs of silicone and just leave it overnight to set up. Only Light On Dash Was The Airbag Light. Illuminates if parking brake is engaged while the ignition is on. I have had the same issue with my Five Hundred.
The Approximate Failure Mileage Was A 139,000. The flow of fuel through a fuel pump nozzle can produce static electricity, which can cause a fire if fuel is pumped into an ungrounded fuel container. Ford Motor Company produces a towing manual for all authorized tow truck operators. Check with your authorized dealer for availability. I had my air conditioner on and we were only traveling at 5-10 mph.
Once they put the new one in, I made sure all functions of that switch group functioned properly head lights, gage light dimming, and trunk release. Something has to be draining the battery but we cannot figure out what it is. June 30, 2010 The Contact Owns A 2005 ford five Hundred. Reverse warning indicators beep when in traffic at stop lights or when other vehicles get close to rear of vehicle. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009 look in auto manual to locate trouble shooting section of car manual, and look up instructions and steps toward finding and fixing problem, or you can always do as i would do and find location of auto fuse panel box and check for a blown fuse, under print instrument lights or gauges, because more than likely it is a fuse that needs replacing. The Failure Recurred Five Times. July 23, 2011 Dashboard Has Been Erratic, Completely Blank. About 40 Minutes Later A Similar Situation Occurred, Only This Time Just The Instrument Panel Failed. June 16, 2007 ford 500 2005 — 74k Miles….
The top of the message center must be blank. Seems ford Just Wanted Me To Pay For The Repair, Again. Multiple dash warning lights come on them go back off leaving the check engine light on. The Vehicle Will Be Taken To The Dealer For A Diagnosis. Her Response Shocked Me When She Stated That She Liked The Vehicle, But Had Trouble This Past Winter In The Snow.