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#8 of 27 2001 focus dash lights and rear running lights out
Feb 26, 2007 (4:40 pm)
I need some help. My dash lights and rear running lights are out. All fuses are OK. Disconnected battery and reconnected but problem still exists. Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#9 of 27 2000 ZX3 Dash lights
Mar 13, 2007 (7:58 pm)
Dash lights and lights around heater go on for second and then go off. I checked fuses but no issue there, I heard this may be related to heater blower fuse???
#10 of 27 Re: Focus dash light [steve136]
Apr 02, 2007 (2:29 pm)
We just got our 2001 Focus back from the shop for a very similar problem. Our dash & tail lights went out. Brake lights & turn signals worked fine. We thought that we had checked all the fuses & they were fine. ??
It turns out that our license plate light connector rusted out & shorted causing fuse #42 to blow. I hope this helps.
#11 of 27 Re: Focus dash light [claudes]
Apr 03, 2007 (5:36 am)
Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind. I didn't find the problem but the lights came back on after a week and have stayed on so far. Obviously there must be a bad connection somewhere.
#13 of 27 No heat in 2000 Focus
Feb 08, 2007 (1:58 pm)
There is no heat coming out of my 2000 ford focus. The engine temperature heats up and remains average throughout the drive, but no heat is coming through the vents. After checking the radiator, there is a lot of "black sludge" in the radiator resevoir where the antifreeze is poured. The car is also getting very poor gas mileage. Could this be as simple as a radiator flush? Or is there something more important here? Nothing is leaking by the way.
#14 of 27 Re: 2001 focus dash lights and rear running lights out [deaconbs]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:35 pm)
Hi... Did you ever find out what was causing this. I have the same problem.
#15 of 27 Re: Focus dash light [claudes]
Dec 06, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I am having a similar problem with my 2001 ZX3. My Instrument cluster lights are out, along with the dome light, parking lights.
Just like you, the brake lights, turn signals and all other lights work fine.
When I looked under the dash for the fuses, there was no fuse in #42. The manual does not list one in that position.
By the way, my license plate lights are all corroded. I removed them and cleaned them and replaced the bulb, but I still have no lights.
Any help would be appreciated.
#16 of 27 Re: Focus dash light [steverino2]
Dec 20, 2007 (2:49 pm)
My ZX3 '00 had that problem years ago. After I took it to the second Ford dealer they correctly diagnosed a shorted wire. I paid about $75 to repair. Months later I read the NHTSA website about the Ford recall on that. This dealer wouldn't reimburse me stating my car wasn't produced at the facility the recall applied to. What a crock.
#17 of 27 Focus no instruments
Jan 17, 2008 (4:27 am)
All instruments on my 53 plate focus go dead on me, then come back on usually when car has heated up. This intermitting fault seems to dissapear for about a week then comes back, Ive checked the fuses they are ok. Everything else seems to be ok ie lights etc so I suppose it must be something to do with the instrument cluster.
Any help would be appreciated.