Instrument Cluster Guages stopped working - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Technical & Electrical General technical and electrical discussion for the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-24-2010
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Posts: 3
Icon5 Instrument Cluster Guages stopped working

Hello all,

I have a 2004 Ford Ranger. Last week all of the gauges (Speedometer, Tachometer, Fuel, and Engine Temp) just quit working. Even the odometer does not come on anymore. However, the lighting on it still works, and the all the icons (i.e. low fuel light, engine light, brake light, etc..) Still work on it. I brought it to a body shop and they ran some diagnostics on it, and they said the whole cluster needs to be replaced. I'm not sure whether or not to believe this, since half of it seems to still work. He said the board was bad, but that shouldnt directly affect the guages, should it? Especially since the electronics on it still work? Thanks so much for your help..

Last edited by rangerman2010; 03-25-2010 at 01:01 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-01-2016
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 2
I have the same problem (not sure about the speedo). Turned on the ignition , the gauges did a little dance and it fired up . All fuses ok ( PTC relay is missing ) Battery is duff but charges off the alternator ? Everything else works. Any ideas ?
Thanks Jim
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-01-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,606
In the Smart Junction Box(SJB) in the passenger side kick panel there are 2 fuses for the dashboard, #10(10amp) and #33(5amp)
Check both, check with ohm meter or replace don't just "look" and say its OK

Most gauges are run by a micro processor in the dash on the '04.

There is a way to test the system, read here: How-To: - Instrument Cluster Diagnosis | FordForumsOnline.com

Google: Ford Instrument Cluster Self Diagnostic Mode

For more info on tests and codes

Last edited by RonD; 01-01-2016 at 06:36 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-02-2016
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Wolverhampton
Posts: 2
Hi Ron
Thanks for the reply. I am not sure your info will apply to me .I am in the UK so have a UK Ranger ( same as Mazda B2500) It's 2005 with 2.5 diesel engine .. when you say " passenger " side , is that the right when viewed from the back ?
Thanks Jim
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-02-2016
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 7,606
Well you got me there.

Never worked on a right hand drive car or truck so can't say what parts are reversed.

SJB has the cab fuse box in it, if that helps, so if you know where the fuses are you found the SJB


Interesting though, I always thought the UK had the BT50/T6 International Rangers, which outside of the name don't have anything in common with North American Rangers
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat blower stopped, then started, now stopped heat works nanookc General Technical & Electrical 4 02-17-2015 02:18 PM
99 Instrument cluster not working RedRanger1999 Interior Semi-Tech 2 11-06-2014 06:20 PM
Cluster Installed. Questions on a few guages. 77Bronco77 Interior Semi-Tech 11 02-24-2012 09:04 PM
HELP! Guages not working! jamesxEDGE General Technical & Electrical 9 05-29-2009 01:38 AM
Odometer stopped working robert99ranger Interior Semi-Tech 4 09-15-2008 05:12 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:29 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.