Got in the car again today to run up to the store, no gauge sweep.
Maybe readjusting the battery cables helped or maybe it only does it first thing in the morning. My daughter never notices things like that.
Thanks for that article a_2000_se. I've tried to diagnose this issue for a while and finally gave up. Maybe once it warms up a bit I'll give it another shot before she goes off to college in the fall.
2002 Focus SE Zetec ATX
2000 Focus SE SPI ATX
2006 Freestyle SEL AWD