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DASH BOARD PROBLEM

2000 Ford Focus • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 93,000 miles

2000 ford focus zx3 diag. Code 1290. Replaced thermostat but heat guage turns off and on but doesn't over heat. Something to do with Cluster in dash board?
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Christophergreenawalt
April 15, 2011.



Code indicated fault with Cylinder Head Temp sensor or circuit. See diagram


Docfixit
Apr 15, 2011.
I had the sensor replaced and code still is 1290


Then need a scan tool to check circuit the PID and PCM


Docfixit
Apr 15, 2011.
Ok. Dealer said it could be wire cluster behind instruments on dash board. But I cannot find any such connector at stores in area.


You won't Dealer item or boneyard


Docfixit
Apr 15, 2011.
Damn Dealers. Thanks I have a quote for one it's 50- 75.00 but they need to take the old one out to get the numbers on it. Is it something I can do or does a professional need to replace this damn connector


Not sure if you can do but one thing to consider if dealer diagnoses and does repair and still have code then ball is in there court to make it right


Docfixit
Apr 15, 2011.