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2003 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer. Yesterday the instrument panel started acting up. it lights up, speedometer tachometer don't move, oil temp battery still move, everything else doesn't move, abs ,brake service engine , battery light stay lit

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

Both

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Explorer yourself? What have you tried so far?

Started out of the blue. yes myself, checked the fuse. I changed the climate insturment panel yesterday as well as the drivers mirror

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, everything worked fine and now nothing is working, cant see speed or anything. there is also a message center warning for reduced engine power, but the car runs fine

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Ford
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Ford Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago
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Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.
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Ford Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

first, lets try something simple,,

Remove both battery cables from the battery, turn on the ignition, touch and hold both the - and the + cables together for 5 seconds, turn off the ignition, then re-install them back to the battery

let me know if this fixed the problem

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
already did battery and I disconnected the climate control everything else works fine
Ford Mechanic: tims auto repair, mechanic replied 7 months ago

did you touch and hold the cables together after you removed them?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I did. I removed the new climate control module and the gauge started working again.
Ford Mechanic: A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE replied 7 months ago
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Can you give me the VIN# ***** your Explorer?
Ford had 3 different versions of the Explorer in 2003 and they are different internally.

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