Hello I'm Chris
When you say gauges does this mean nothing i n the instrument cluster is working at all, no gauges and no warning lights?
You need to remove the fuse panel and the GEM module mounted to the back of it from the area in front of your left knee. Once out, take them apart and look for signs of rust and electrical arcing. Meaning the windshield is leaking and needs to be replaced. It has also caused both the GEM module and CJB (central junction box=fuse panel) to fail also needing replacement. You will also want to look around these 2 components for signs of rust indicating a leak. If you find this to be an issue then thats your problem. if there okay then you need to. Use this FORD DOWNLOAD to work the simplest circuit the windows. All of these failures are connected the battery saver and accessory delay relays in the fuse box, and we need to see if there not turning on. use the below wire diagrams as well if needed.
Thanks for pressing accept, Chris
The year difference does make a difference since there is no GEM on a 02 model and there is not a water leaking issue on a 02 model.
You need to use the below wire diagram and see if the battery saver relay inside the instrument cluster is powering the accessory delay relay and if its not then we need to get the cluster out and check all the power and ground inputs it has.
Sorry so long getting back. Have not had much time to work on this thing. I just removed the instrument cluster. I just need to know which wires to test. Thanks for your patients.