The right thing to do is, if you know that if there's a problem with a problem why not assist the consumer in correcting instead of doing a patch job. The vehicle was sitting idle when the contact went to start the engine. Old post but wanted to say thank you for the advice and that this works. The vehicle was not repaired. Gauges on the instrument cluster can fail because of a bad battery cable connection or high voltage spikes. They continue to reoccur time after time and dealer will not cover. I got to the side of the freeway and tried for a good 5 to 7 minutes before calling triple a for a tow, then while waiting for them to arrive I tried it once again to start the truck and give it gas while doing so it fired up but for about 15 seconds it sounded like it was firing on 4 cylinders or misfiring then it went back to normal and made it home.
However, while I had it out, I twisted a couple of the light sockets behind the fuel and oil pressure gage, now the lights are out in those two spots. After the last replacement, the failure recurred and the vehicle began to emit white smoke. This time I left the membrane out from under this particular clip to prevent it from making contact with the solder joint. If you need help troubleshooting your inaccurate speedometer or any other gauges in your Ford truck, please call us. Are there any threads specific to the 2006? I figured I'd just do it myself and not even bother with the dealership if I don't have to. I found some instructions on here before - I'll try and locate again to post.
This video demonstrates how to remove the instrument cluster from a 2005 - 2007 Ford Super Duty vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the instrument cluster would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Seems I may have inadvertently unplugged a couple of lights. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.
Some Super Duty Instrument Cluster Part Numbers are below. With each failure the instrument cluster was replaced. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear lights needed to be replaced and that there was an electrical failure. I met alot of consumers that has the same vehicle and they all are having the same problem. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the vehicle stalled. Stop the vehicle along side the road.
I recently removed mine to replace some burnt out bulbs. My small town Ford dealership replaces several of these parts a week. A tow truck company arrived to tow the vehicle and the failure recurred. No police report was filed. The vehicle was repaired but the problem persisted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed the instrument cluster would need to be replaced. After the last replacement the failure recurred and the vehicle began to emit white smoke.
Ejectors, glow plugs and counting. When this happens and their is no place to pull over you hope your not ran into by oncoming traffic. While driving vehicle dash controls, windows, radio all shut off and turn back on occasionally. Oh well, at least I know how to fix it now. Ford needs to inspect and find a way to fix this problem.
The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning causing the driver's side rear to crash into a guard rail. My odometer has been showing the classic signs of a cold solder joint, cutting in and out constantly. The vehicle was taken to dealer for diagnosis where it was advised that the alternator needed to be replaced. The Super Duty or SuperDuty instrument cluster has several common issues including stuck gauges and the battery saver relay circuit. Sure enough I found the cold solder and was able to repair it, fixing the intermittent odometer issue.
The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the egr cooler would need to be replaced. The vehicle was left with the dealer where the contact was awaiting unknown repairs. All the gages and lights are working fine, it was just the odo giving me trouble. When gages are not working the battery does not change either. I've read the threads on how to fix the issue, however, everything I've found is for 2004 or older models. I then took the vehile to the local Ford dealership, I don't know as of yet whats wrong with it but I can tell you I was scared over this happening! The vehicle was repaired but to no avail.