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Our Focus suffers from the dreaded Ford dashboard problem, they used **** solder and where probably made in China, at one time they did an exchange.
 

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Check relay R4 and R13 as to wether they are operating. listen for an audible click. Check fuse 11 and 13 and check for voltage on each side o fuse by putting one side of meter to earth and look for battery voltage.

Relay 4 is ignition and R13 is starter.

This drawing might help.
thanks for this and the comment about the solder, appreciated
 

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Our Focus suffers from the dreaded Ford dashboard problem, they used **** solder and where probably made in China, at one time they did an exchange.
thanks - i will follow your relay/fuse advice too..such a shame, these cars are great when they run but not much point when they dont
 

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an update; so it started ok this morning, no warning lights. Drove it about 7km, no problems. Stopped it then couldnt re start - there was a clicking from the BCM and a loud click from the engine compartment each time i pressed start button
Battery ok - 12.3 v standing
Disconnected battery, re connected it then all ok, started
Switched off
No power no ignition. Checked battery again - ok
Fiddled with/made sure connections to BCM ok - the blue, orange and green big connectors
Ignition/power ok, starts ok
Used OBD2 reader - no error codes
So; is it just that the BCM wasnt connected properly? ideas welcome thanks patrick
 

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Sorry to bother you all with more of this, but just to be sure i used forscan reader and got the following;
WARN) [13:42:52.707] Checking FTDI #1:A900fi8D...
(OK) [13:42:53.168] Connection to adapter has been established on FTDI #1:A900fi8D
(OK) [13:42:53.169] Adapter: ELM327 v1.4
(OK) [13:42:53.646] Connection to vehicle has been established
(OK) [13:42:54.232] Vehicle: Ford Kuga Duratorq-Turbo Diesel Common Rail Injection 2.0L 2009 ( 2008.5MY ), VIN: WF0*********64762
(OK) [13:42:57.828] Found module: PCM - Powertrain Control Module
(OK) [13:43:00.530] Found module: OBDII - On Board Diagnostic II
(OK) [13:43:01.777] Found module: AWD - All Wheel Drive Module
(WARN) [13:43:02.242] DTCs in AWD: B2477-40
(OK) [13:43:02.897] Found module: ABS - Anti-Lock Brake / Traction Control Module
(WARN) [13:43:03.506] DTCs in ABS: U0100-A0, B1318-A0, U0401-A0, U0146-20
(OK) [13:43:04.752] Found module: EPS - Electronic-Controlled Power Steering
(WARN) [13:43:05.050] DTCs in EPS: U0155-20, U0129-20, U261B-20
(OK) [13:43:05.648] Found module: IC - Instrument Cluster
(WARN) [13:43:06.042] DTCs in IC: U1900-20
(WARN) [13:58:38.446] DTCs in PCM: U0001-F1, P1936-71
(WARN) [13:58:39.057] DTCs in OBDII: U0001-P
(WARN) [13:58:39.161] DTCs in AWD: B2477-40, U0121-20, U0100-20
(WARN) [13:58:39.288] DTCs in ABS: B1318-A0, U0102-E0, U2012-60, U0100-E0, U0146-60, U0401-E0
(WARN) [13:58:39.380] DTCs in EPS: U0155-20, U0129-20, U261B-20

i then repeated the procedure of disconnecting battery, unplugging the bcm, plugging back in , reconnecting the battery, then all ok - starts fine and no error codes according to my cheap obd2 reader
ps have checked all fuses! so will it start tomorrow..lets hope.
 

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Final post for the day; polished it, loving the style and design..did a final start up - went back to engine malfunction and obd2 scan error - bcm not communicating..oh dear...scrap or try again tmw..
 

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You could try another instrument cluster or send yours away for checking. We have a few specialists in the UK and no doubt you will have them j your country also.
 

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You could try another instrument cluster or send yours away for checking. We have a few specialists in the UK and no doubt you will have them j your country also.
Thanks, i will just double check my relays first...i really appreciate your advice, cheers
 

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I would send the instrument cluster to a repair person with a good reputation.
If you YouTube this problem they all go to the instrument cluster.
A good repairer will test it first for any faults.
 

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Thanks to both of you for advising on the instrument cluster - is it a tricky job to remove? i dont have a haynes manual
 

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latest twist in the tale..
Checked very single relay i could access either from BCM or PCM - using multimeter and 12 v battery - all ok
Still engine malfunction light..obd2 reader now gives three errors; cant communicate with BCM, cant communicate with IPC, and P0A09 - DC convertor circuit low
Deleted codes, engine cranks does not start - low battery. Is this an alternator issue i wonder? Battery earth checked all ok
Before stripping out the intrument panel cluster i would be grateful for any other ideas please
 

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I would send the instrument cluster to a repair person with a good reputation.
If you YouTube this problem they all go to the instrument cluster.
A good repairer will test it first for any faults.
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Thanks, i will just double check my relays first...i really appreciate your advice, cheers
Hi again, do you have the names of any instrument repairers i could send the cluster to? it looks easy to remove it thanks
 

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Sorry I can't advise any repairers, I live in Australia.
 

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A faulty battery can cause issues with other electrical components. It may be an idea to get it and the alternator checked by a proper auto electrician. Also on your model the starter motor earth's through its mounting bolts. Check they are not rusty.
 

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A faulty battery can cause issues with other electrical components. It may be an idea to get it and the alternator checked by a proper auto electrician. Also on your model the starter motor earth's through its mounting bolts. Check they are not rusty.
hi; the only obd2 fault code i get now is P0A09 dc/dc convertor status circuit low; does this point to alternator? so turns over does not start - will check for earths too
thanks for your advice patrick
 

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It could be just a bad cable. If you Google the fault code and put ford in as well you will see others have same problem. It could be the alternator but could also be a broken cable. If its manual you could try bumping it off. If it goes then something is wrong on your starter circuit. If it doesn't start then it could be fuel pump or PCM fault, immobiliser etc but again could be just a faulty cable. You will need the check resistance of cables with a meter.
 

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It could be just a bad cable. If you Google the fault code and put ford in as well you will see others have same problem. It could be the alternator but could also be a broken cable. If its manual you could try bumping it off. If it goes then something is wrong on your starter circuit. If it doesn't start then it could be fuel pump or PCM fault, immobiliser etc but again could be just a faulty cable. You will need the check resistance of cables with a meter.
i thanks for that - i will do my checks tomorrow, you are really helpful
 

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i thanks for that - i will do my checks tomorrow, you are really helpful
ok so i have re checked all the relays and fuses on the pcm, checked the earth cables that i can reach, still getting the p0a09 error
before i pulled out the pcm relays it was starting, after i pulled them out each in turn and checked them - and replaced them ok - it cranks but doesnt start. It must be the pcm as the starting problem wasnt there before. Have also checked all fuses on the pcm.
 

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further to my problems set out above; re checking relays in the pcm i found one relay to be hot to the touch - could this be the problem? its code on the side is ==09441 2c, 40 amp
 
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