2000 focus, automatic, zetec.
It was a running car, had it parked as it needed rear brakes. Went to start it the other day and everything tried as normal. Noticed gas gauge was reading low, got gas. Gas went from near E to 1/4 tank.
It's very cold here so the motor was turning slowly I figured a few revolutions would start to warm things and get it to start.
I didn't hold the starter constantly just a 3 second crank, pause for a few moments then repeat.
Now the dash does not turn on any gauges when key is turned to on. Instead when key is turned to on I get a constant chime.
I've cleaned up both battery terminals, 3 frame grounds, and alternator ground.
The battery reads 13 volts.
All fuses were checked under the hood, a 30amp fuse had to be replaced I believe it was for the heater. Did not change anything.
My friend claims he checked all of the fuses in the interior of the car.
I've wiggled the key in the ignition. Removed shroud from around it and wiggled around there to.
Anybody got any suggestions? Got me very confused[mad]