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Old 07-04-2013, 12:20 AM   #11
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The first two times I had the dashes issue; it was that fuse. It later ended up just "killing" the cluster, while every other electrical system functioned properly.

What I found that was when I first freaked out about this, I REPLACED THE POWER CABLE... unnecessarily as it turned out! I wasn't able to route the cable as it had been when I removed the old one. My friend (an '03 Cobra guy) came by the shop one afternoon and did his "redneck beepy test" and found the bad fuse in 20 seconds. It took longer for him to figure out how to pop the hood.

The inadequate routing I did had placed the power cable to close to the EGR tubes. The main (red) cable had settled against the tube and the casing and original insulation had melted off. A small semi-circular hole had allowed the wire to arc THROUGH A 1mm PINHOLE! That contact was letting the ignition start part of the ignition circuit short-to-power... which blew the 30a Maxi a few times before the blank gauge cluster happened.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:27 AM   #12
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06-04-2013, 12:00 AM BOOSTED OLDS post #110
The screwdriver is pointing at the gremlin I finally found. I even reran the powe supply wire to the ignition in the column before I went under the hood and found it!
http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...=304719&page=3

I have my post count maxed out, so the page number for you and I may differ.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #13
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Its a fuse. I had fun with that problem too.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:55 AM   #14
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Which fuse?

Was it a fuse located under the hood or under the driver side dash board? Even more exact would be a fuse position number as well? Also, the fuse number or location from both of you will tell me if you both had the same problem. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #15
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ALL the fuses look to be intact

So I should check continuity on all fuses and relays then huh? All the fuses visually look good.
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Like I said before:

-multimeter on "continuity" or "beep"
-back probe the underhood fuses, if they beep; keep moving!
-if it's the one I'm thinking of; it's the green 30a maxi fuse for the ignition circuit.

*keep in mind*
If the fuse keeps blowing you need to trace the powers and grounds! That maxi-fuse is just a protection device that's keeping the wiring from getting fried. If that same fuse keeps on being a problem; you've got metal-on-metal contact somewhere along the path. You can keep throwing new parts at it, but it won't stop the problem!

Mine was a chaffed power cable touching an EGR tube for the DPFE... it was intermittent, too. If the wire vibrated close to the metal tube, the little bit of exposed power cable would touch and arc; shorting-to-power and blowing that 30a ignition fuse... yours may be the same or similar, or a completely different spot: but electricity only acts a certain way!
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Did you fix your issue?
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Did you fix your issue?
Right... so?! Make with some details, please!
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:48 PM   #19
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mine keeps blowing fuse #9 a 20amp fuse.

on a 03 Ford Focus SE with an automatic and a 2.0L Zetec DOHC.

replaced the fuse and ran fine for a while, turned it off and then it popped the fuse again.

any idea where that fuse goes to, I mean it won't start turn over or anything and the mileage on the dash goes -----
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replaced that fuse and bam fired right up.

if anyone has fixed this issue let me know! thanks!

(I have two ford focus')
a 2000 SE Manual and a 2003 SE Auto.
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