Ford Mondeo Instrument Panel Delay

2001 Ford Mondeo Problem

CarFord Mondeo 1.8LX
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The instrument panel (Speedo/Rev Counter/Fuel Gauge/Temperature Gauge and Mileage Reading) delays on coming on when putting on the ignition and starting the car. There is a delay of about 8 seconds before they all come on the same time. The car runs OK. Any ideas what the problem is and the fix?
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Engine, Cooling System & Drivetrain

Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Leaks & Noises, Interior and Bodywork

Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss

Solution 1
2145simon | Driver | Since: Apr 2010 | Posts: 2 | Fixes: 1029 | View Garage
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as long as they are all coming on and working ok then just leave it,unless you want to take the instrument panel out and check your wiring connector is tight,

Posted on Friday 9th of July 2010
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11624 | View Garage
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Don't really know answer but seems to be a common fault as this is from Mondeo forum .

Username Post: Instrument Cluster Delay (Topic#835345)

Loc: Plymouth
Reg: 15-05-10
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15-05-10 11:02 AM - Post#1964558

Everytime i start the car (it starts and runs fine everytime) the instrument cluster (speedo/trip computer/rev counter/fuel gauge) has about a 15second delay before they turn on, the engine runs fine for those 15seconds but it would be nice to know why its doing this.

Can anyone help with this?


No one replied with possible solution to cause .
Only thing I found on subject was this which might help ? worth a try ? Best I can do to help .

Instrument Cluster Self-Diagnostic Mode
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Contents [hide]
1 Applicability
2 Entering Self-Diagnostic Mode
3 Available information
4 Cluster DTCs

This is for the MK3 Mondeo but will also work on the Focus (Mk1 and Mk2) and most other Ford vehicles with a digital trip meter.

Entering Self-Diagnostic Mode
To enter the instrument cluster Self-Diagnostic Mode simultaneously press and hold the tripmeter reset button and turn the ignition switch to position II.

When tESt is displayed in the LCD release the button.

The instrument cluster will enter the gauge sweep test.

To navigate through the Self-Diagnostic Mode tests press the tripmeter RESET button repeatedly as required.

The self-test is deactivated when the ignition switch is turned to the OFF position or when the tripmeter reset button is pressed and held for 5 seconds.

Available information
Your car may differ from these slightly in content and sequence:

Gauge test
All LCD are illuminated
Indicator bulbs
ROM level (r----)
NVM (EEPROM) level (Er----) - this (e.g. Er0206) is often mistakenly assumed to be an error code!
DTC revision level (dtC985)
DTC. The DTCs stored will be displayed. The DTC codes will scroll through if there is more than one, or "nOnE" if there are none. See below for interpretation.
Road speed mph (SP----)
Road speed km/h (SP----)
Averaged speed, some sort of hex reading (S60---), probably not useful to the end user.
Engine speed rpm (TA----)
Averaged tacho signal, some sort of hex reading (T60---), probably not useful to the end user.
Odometer counter (od ---)
Fuel level sensor (F ---, 010 (empty) - 254 (full))
Averaged fuel level (F60---, range as above)
Fuel flow rate (FL --, hex counter)
Fuel percentage/remaining? Hex? (FP --)
Cylinder head temperature (---C)
Battery voltage (bAt---)
There are many other pieces of information not of interest to the end user, but you'll eventually get back round to the gauge sweep.

Cluster DTCs
To read the complete list of codes, you'll need a dedicated fault code reader plugged into the diagnostic port. Some codes are available via the cluster, listed under the DTC entry described above. These are:

115A (P115A) Low Fuel Level - Forced Limited Power
115B (P115B) Low Fuel Level - Forced Engine Shutdown
9202 (B1202) Fuel pump and sender unit/fuel level sensor open circuit
9204 (B1204) Fuel pump and sender unit/fuel level sensor short to ground
9317 (B1317) Battery voltage high (greater than 16V)
9318 (B1318) Battery voltage low (less than 10V)
9342 (B1342) PCM is defective
9342 (B1342) Odometer RESET button sticking
9342 (B1342) Trip computer SET button sticking
9342 (B1342) NVM memory failure
A286 (B2286) MODE switch sticking
9359 (B1359) Ignition run/accessory circuit failure
A477 (B2477) Module configuration failure
D262 (U1262) Communication bus fault (missing CAN messages)
E196 (U2196) Invalid data for engine RPM (Invalid CAN message)
E197 (U2197) Invalid data for vehicle speed (Invalid CAN message)
E198 (U2198) Invalid data for fuel pulse (Invalid CAN message)
E199 (U2199) Invalid data for engine coolant temperature (Invalid CAN message)
E200 (U2200) Invalid data for odometer (Invalid CAN message)
E201 (U2201) Invalid data for ambient temperature (Invalid CAN message)
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