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03-4-5
  • DRIVEABILITY – “WAIT TO START” LAMP DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY
  • ELECTRICAL – LAMP – “WAIT TO START” LAMP DOES NOT OPERATE PROPERLY
Publication Date: February 20, 2003

FORD:
2002-2003 EXCURSION, SUPER DUTY F SERIES

ISSUE:

Some 2002 and 2003 model years 5.4L, 6.8L and 7.3L (only) Super Duty F-Series and Excursion vehicles may exhibit the following conditions:

2002 Model Year

  • 5.4L/6.8L applications – “Wait To Start” lamp illuminates and stays on and/or flashes intermittently
  • 7.3L applications – “Wait To Start” lamp does not shut off within calibrated time after key-on
  • 7.3L applications – “Wait To Start” lamp illuminates while driving and stays on
  • 7.3L applications – “Wait To Start” lamp flashes intermittently while driving

2003 Model Year

  • 7.3L applications – “Wait To Start” lamp flashes intermittently while driving

This condition refers to the illumination of the “Wait To Start” lamp only and does not affect engine starting and/or engine operation.

ACTION:

If one of the listed conditions occurs, the instrument cluster needs to be replaced. Additionally, on some 2002 7.3L applications the powertrain calibration must also be reprogrammed in order to maintain compatibility between the instrument cluster and powertrain calibration. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

NOTE:SOME EARLIER LEVEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTERS WHEN USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH LATER LEVEL 7.3L POWERTRAIN CALIBRATIONS MAY RESULT IN A FALSE P0600 DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) ON F250/F350 WITH CALIFORNIA POWERTRAIN CALIBRATIONS AND ALL EXCURSIONS, DUE TO UNRELATED ADDITIONAL REVISIONS CONTAINED WITHIN THE POWERTRAIN CALIBRATION.

Figure 1 and Figure 2 contain the proper instrument cluster part numbers and powertrain calibrations. Use the tables in Figure 1 and Figure 2 as follows:

  1. For 2002 5.4L/6.8L applications, locate the proper new instrument cluster part number.
  2. For 2002 7.3L applications, locate the vehicles existing calibration level in one of the calibration identification columns labeled “Old” (Old PCM Part #, Old Catchword, and/or Old Calib. #). Then determine the corresponding new calibration level (where applicable) and matching new cluster part number. If a new calibration level is not shown, only the instrument cluster needs to be replaced.
  3. For 2003 7.3L applications, locate the proper new instrument cluster part number.

    Refer to the appropriate Service Publications for removal and installation of the instrument cluster and reprogramming of the powertrain calibration.

    NOTE:USE WDS RELEASE B23.7 OR LATER FOR CORRECT PCM CALIBRATION INFORMATION.

    Obtain an Authorized Modifications Decal (FPS 8262 – obtainable through DOES II, 25/pkg) and list the date, dealer number, and summary of modifications performed. Select a prominent place adjacent to the Vehicle Emission Control Information Decal suitable for installing the Authorized Modifications Decal. Clean the area, install the decal, and cover it with a clear plastic decal shield.


    AUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS

    THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE:
    Reprogrammed Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Per TSB 03-4-5
    THESE MODIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN APPROVED, AS APPROPRIATE, BY EPA AND CARB.
    DEALER NUMBER:——————————————DATE:

    CHANGE AUTHORITY:

    FPS 8262 9/78 FORD MOTOR COMPANY PRINTED IN U.S.A.




PART NUMBERPART NAME
2C3Z-10849-ABInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-BBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-CBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-DBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-FBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-GBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-HBInstrument Cluster
2C3Z-10849-JBInstrument Cluster

OTHER APPLICABLE ARTICLES:

NONE

WARRANTY STATUS:

Information Only

OASIS CODES:

201000, 201100, 203000, 204000, 204100, 205000, 499000, 698298




Figure 1 – Article 03-4-5




Figure 2 – Article 03-4-5


NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle.

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