thanks for this and the comment about the solder, appreciatedCheck 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 - i will follow your relay/fuse advice too..such a shame, these cars are great when they run but not much point when they dontOur Focus suffers from the dreaded Ford dashboard problem, they used **** solder and where probably made in China, at one time they did an exchange.
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.
Hi again, do you have the names of any instrument repairers i could send the cluster to? it looks easy to remove it thanksThanks, i will just double check my relays first...i really appreciate your advice, cheers
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 tooA 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.
i thanks for that - i will do my checks tomorrow, you are really helpfulIt 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.
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 errori thanks for that - i will do my checks tomorrow, you are really helpful