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Ford: i have a 2003 ba xr6 auto...starts fine and after a few

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i have a 2003 ba...
i have a 2003 ba xr6 auto...starts fine and after a few seconds the tacho and fuel guage drop to zero and a warning light comes on then it fuctions correctly again for a few minutes then does it again and again
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Auto Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 years ago
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Hi. The concern you describe is common to happen when the instrument cluster is faulty. The instrument cluster should be replaced. Let me know if you have any more questions. Thanks, Eric
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

so am i going to have to replace this cluster many times over the next 5 years

Auto Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 years ago
No, I don't think it will happen many times. I usually just happens once. I would suspect that it will be completely fixed.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

today i fully charged the battery as this car has stood for some time...the dash seems to function fine now...seemed like a relay or such wasnt being fed enough current but all seems good now so ill give you a positive reply but just a heads up on the current issue..possibly a relay lazy thanks..paul

Auto Mechanic: EricFromCT, ASE Certified Technician replied 4 years ago
I agree that if the battery was low a relay may not have add enough current to stay energized. Thank you for a positive rating. Let me know if you have any further questions. Thanks, Eric
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