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Old 12-06-2011, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Gauges are flickering

Hey guys/girls,

Need a question answer ASAP.

It started about a month ago only in the mornings when I start my truck. the gagues would flicker for about 3 seconds before going to it's right place. The needle will jump up and down real fast, weird huh? Any ideas or solutions on this problem?

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06 XLT 4x4 5.4 with about 55K.

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Old 12-07-2011, 12:46 AM   #2
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bad connection, unplug the IC then plug it back in, has it ever been replaced?
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it has never been replaced....where and what is the IC?
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the gauge cluster
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Check the battery condition.
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Bad battery more than likely.... Also check connections...
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It is definitely the battery. Do you still have the original motorcraft battery?
My 05 5.4 F150 was doing this for about two months when it was cold out. Two days ago my battery died and i got a new Diehard Gold, it started better yesterday at 18 degrees than it ever has. (and no flickering anymore)
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2 things first your battery which is what you hope for, or it could be ur instrument cluster
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I notices mine flickers when the lights are on auto. I just figured it was due to the lighting situation. Not saying that's ur issue.
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Definitely battery.. Mine did the same thing before I bought a duralast yellow top.
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