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Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager
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Appears the code 5L2T-10849-CA in the dashboard of my

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Hello, appears the code 5L2T-10849-CA in the dashboard of my Explorer 2005, what could be? Thanks
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: yes, I pressed the bottom RESET and appears lots of other code, but the main was this
JA: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Not, some weeks ago I have to fix the transmission
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: My mechanic said that could be the eletronic central been reseted
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 1 month ago.


Ok, that is the part number for the instrument cluster and the other numbers that came up were the cluster computer going thru a self diagnostics and reset.

This happens at times when there is either a low voltage condition due to weak battery, loose battery cable connections, corrosion at the cables, or when the battery has been disconnected and reconnected.

The only concern is a weak battery, loose or corroded battery cables if you did not disconnect and reconnect the battery just before this occurred.

So if you did not disconnect and reconnect the battery, you need to check the battery cables for corrosion and loose connection and correct as needed and if ok, test the battery for proper voltage and amperage

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