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Old 03-30-2012, 06:32 PM
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Instrument cluster problems, Please Help

I have an 05 6.0 Crew Cab Lariet. Lately iv been driving down the road and my dash cluster will reset, the chime goes off and the gauges do a sweep like when the key is turned on. It will do it randomly, bumps dont matter, it will do it idling at a light. It was a now and then thing and hadnt done it for about 3 weeks then yesterday it started doing it fairly frequently. This sucks! No loss of power to anything else except radio but it dosent lose the memory. I figured a loose connection to the cluster so i checked them and it was ok. Any ideas?? Maybe a bad cluster.
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There was a post with info on cluster repair service with contact info but I can't find it now. Heres a good description of a cluster removal/repair:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/11...t-cluster.html

If the radio is dropping out at the same time it could be related to you ignition switch.
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Did you ever get this fixed? it is exactly what is going on with mine right now. thanks
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Not sure this helps. My dash gages and radio went dead and my interior lights were on all the time. Everything happened at once. I ended up pulling the dash and instrument panel and installed a remote circuit breaker to turn the interior lights off until I could track down the problem. Very dangerous driving at night with interior lights on. It ended up being a bad "delay" relay.

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One of the big problems is so many of the modules have been integrated into the cluster module that nearly everything the cluster module can affect.
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