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    • judygarland
    • By judygarland 7th Oct 17, 5:39 PM
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    Strange electrical thing going on with my Ford Focus
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    • 7th Oct 17, 5:39 PM
    Strange electrical thing going on with my Ford Focus 7th Oct 17 at 5:39 PM
    Hi,
    I have a 2010 Ford Focus Titanium which has been playing up recently.

    About 3 weeks ago, my dash no longer displayed the temperature and an illuminated red star appeared on the dashboard to advise of risk of ice (it was over 18 degrees!). I was also hearing the alarm siren two or three times a day and it would sound for 15 minutes at a time. Nothing I did would turn it off.

    A few days later, car was back to normal.

    Then today, I lost the temp again, indicators, cruise control, remote locking and I have an illuminated warning indicator telling me my handbrake is on (when it isn't)

    Anyone have an ideas???
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    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 7th Oct 17, 5:54 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 5:54 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 5:54 PM
    Control unit / PCM /wiring fault? Find a garage (not necessarily a dealer) to see if there's any codes stored as a first step, unless you have a code reader yourself
    • judygarland
    • By judygarland 7th Oct 17, 6:08 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:08 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:08 PM
    Just about to try this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1mhFl34pd4
    • TonyMMM
    • By TonyMMM 7th Oct 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:24 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:24 PM
    Battery failing and delivering a low voltage can cause symptoms like this
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    • judygarland
    • By judygarland 7th Oct 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 7:14 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 7:14 PM
    After watching that video, all sorted. I must have knocked the cable with my knee when sat in the passenger seat!
    • reddwarf2002
    • By reddwarf2002 7th Oct 17, 8:10 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 8:10 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 8:10 PM
    After watching that video, all sorted. I must have knocked the cable with my knee when sat in the passenger seat!
    Originally posted by judygarland
    Well done on your fix. The power of Google/Youtube! I just love how so many problems can be easily fixed by the vast power of the car community.
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