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Old 06-05-2018, 07:21 PM
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i have a 2004, 6.0 Powerstroke. I had the battery light on and took it in to have alternator tested. My torque pro was showing around 12 volts until after 10 minutes of driving, then would show 14 volts. The shop changed the pigtail connection at the alternator with no luck. So I changed the alternator last night and thought my problems were solved. Everything sounding fine with the torque pro app showing between 13.5 and 14 battery volts.
Now after one day, when I turned the key, most indicator lights will flash and click, all gauges do not work, and the windows also are intermittent with the clicking. It starts and drives fine, with Ficm at 49 v.
Anybody know what I could have done to cause this? Maybe what fuses or relays to start with?
 
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Old 06-06-2018, 06:55 PM
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I've had the same problem with the gauges going out. From the research that I've done, I've come to the conclusion that I need a new instrument cluster. Will be replacing it in a couple of weeks.
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:09 PM
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That’s what it looks like. I have just sent it off to Circuit Board Medics.
 
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Tileguy,

Thanks for trusting us to get your truck up and running. I see your order in our system already, and we will make sure we get you taken care of. Bad alternators do cause a lot of electrical gremlins that commonly affect the cluster, so thanks for checking that out first. We will be in contact once we receive and repair your cluster.

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Let us know if we can serve you as well by rebuilding your cluster. We would love the opportunity!
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 07:52 PM
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Let us know if we can serve you as well by rebuilding your cluster. We would love the opportunity!
Can you tell me if the truck will operate without the cluster? I can send it in and do without it if it will run without one. Doesn't work half the time anyways.
 
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:33 PM
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So far my truck runs just fine without the intrument cluster. I use torque pro app for all temps and ipr/ hpop readings. I also use an android speedometer app.

 
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The main issue we see with running the truck without the cluster is that it causes a dead battery because the cluster is part of the circuit that controls the alternator.
 
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:17 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. Sure enough, torque app shows the alternator not charging . Guess Iíll find something else to drive for a few days.
 
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:34 PM
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Received my instrument cluster from CircuitBoardMedics today. Pretty easy replacement. Disconnected the headlight wires so I could swing the panel out and get better access. Really like the LED lights. Seems to have fixed my problem.


Only a half hour job to replace.


All connected and working perfectly.
 
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We are so glad everything is working properly and that you are happy with your rebuilt cluster. I think the LED's are a nice touch, so I'm glad that you decided to go with those. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with in the future.
 
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:47 PM
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Put my repaired cluster in today. Thanks CircuitBoardMedics, good as new.
 
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Old 06-15-2018, 09:12 AM
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Thank you guys for trusting us to get your trucks back up and running properly. We strive to serve all of our customers with a high level of excellence, so I'm glad we could get your clusters repaired and get you guys back on the road with no issues.
 
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