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What year Explorer?
What module had the U0140 code in it?
The problem may be the BCM (Body Control Module) which is also called the SJB (Smart Junction Box). We call it the dash fuse box. It is a module that needs to be programed to the vehicle and it does communicate with scan tools and produce DTC (Trouble Codes). See if the BCM/SJB will communicate with your scan tool.
It is possible, but it could also be the instrument cluster. But check the BCM first for trouble codes.
Try GEM and let me know the codes.
Looks like it is the instrument cluster casing the issue internally.
Any cluster you install will have to be programed to the vehicle as it will need the VIN# ***** into it and then the Parameter Rest between the PCM and the Cluster so it will see the PATS keys and allow it to start.