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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would ask to see if you still need help with this.The compass issue on this model can be a common fault as Ford has released a bulletin on this issue.The correction for this is to replace the map lamp,switch and compass and wiring harness with an updated/revised over head console kit.The kit part number I show is a F67Z-7851-9C42-AA from a Ford dealer.From what you have described this sounds like what needs replaced to correct this here.Most common to cause an inoperable fuel gage is usually a faulty fuel level sender in the fuel tank itself.This can fail electronically and when it does the gage may default to empty or fluctuate in some cases.I would have the fuel level sender resistance tested to make sure it is at fault causing this.If you want to know how to test this let me know and I will post it here.For the window issue in some cases the wiring that passes from the doors to the body can break as they age and become brittle and with doors opening and closing this flexes the aged wiring and can cause the break.I have also seen the master window switch fail in some cases and cause this fault as well.The voltage and ground signals would need tested to the window motors to see if we can locate the fault.If you have a multi meter or even a test light I can tell you how to test this here just let me know.I hope this has helped in some way here.If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask thats what I am here for.If you are not satisfied with my help here let me know before rating my help.Thanks Pete
hi Pete;I failed to mention that the oil temp gauge above the fuel gauge went out the same time as fuel gauge.all other gauges are working.and lights in the dash. the window motors started messing up one by one about few weeks apart from each other. power seems to be going to the motors but not sure if it is the power required. as i can help the window a bit with my hand on it and move them up and down.it has been suggested by a friend, that i check the body grounding? ive checked all fuses i could find and started to follow the fuel sensor line to the tank till i found the metal case covering the plastic and said " another day day maybe" just resently my wipers began to only work on hi speed not sure if any of this is related as they all seem to be so far seperate to me. i do have a multimeter and test light . it could take a few days to return to your reply as i an a truck driver and can't get on line every day. or work on the car! thanks for your reply and i will wait to hear back from you before embarking on any further electrical work
it's snowing outside now so i'll have to check voltage to motors in a few days when i get back home again. in the meanwhile any idea how the fuel gauge and oil temp could be related,as one sits over the other on the dash panel. these both when out at the same time. what a nightmare,sure would be nice to find one common fault that is causing all this trouble.
thanks Pete, get back to you when i can.
guess that means i'll have to set aside some time to pull the dash off and take a look at the backside? I would think about scraping but ive become fond of the car,like a friend with issues!
Hi my name is XXXXX XXXXX I would like to try and help ! What kind of diagrams and for what circuits are you looking for exactly ?
thank you andy. that should give me a starting point. ill find that spot and see if making sure the ground is true there improves any of this issue.and thanks for the diagrams so i can try to track down other circuits related if that spot dont get it done.