All dash lights are on

Tiny
JR47
  • MEMBER
  • 2012 FORD FIESTA
  • 1.6L
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 74,163 MILES
All of the dashboard lights come on when I start the car and they stay on. Every thing from the abs light to the check engine light comes on and doesnt go off until the vehicle is shut off. Any info on what would cause this would be helpful.
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Monday, June 1st, 2015 AT 7:58 PM

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Tiny
KEN
  • ADMIN
Hello,

It sounds like you have a fuse out, here are some guides and diagrams so you can do a simple test.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-a-car-fuse

and

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-a-test-light-circuit-tester

If the fuses are good test for power and ground at the cluster. If everything checks out then the cluster is bad and needs replacement.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:31 PM
Tiny
R4CH43L
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  • 1996 FORD FIESTA
Electrical problem
1996 Ford Fiesta 40.000 miles

Hi,

I have a 1996 Ford Fiesta 1.3 Ghia and an orange light has appeared at the bottom of the dashboard. It is square in shape and inside looks like a square water barrell with two sets of wavey lines. Can you please help!
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DAVE H
  • EXPERT
It is telling you to check your coolant level !
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SHEFFCAR
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  • 2003 FORD FIESTA
  • 80,000 MILES
Hi, dashboard lights have started to come on when I am going downhill or brake hard. I am guessing it is a lose connection. Any idea where to start looking for it?
All lights, light switches and dials operate normally still.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check for a loose ground kind of sounds like it. However, we do not have any information for that year as they were not in US until 2011.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
SHEFFCAR
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Thanks. On bit more testing it is actually when I press the brake pedal the dashboard and dipped outside lights come on. Any idea? Thanks for your help.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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It would be the same thing or maybe a bad multi functions switch. But, as we do not have any information on this car this is all I can offer for suggestions.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
ASEMASTER6371
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There is a small 7.5 amp fuse in the fuse box only hot when headlight switch is on. Check that

otherwise the headlight switch may be at fault

Roy
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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JINKSTATTOO
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  • 2000 FORD FIESTA
  • 89,500 MILES
When I turn the lights on the light indicator on the dash is not coming on. Also the clocks are not lighting up
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Check fuses first it cold be a bulb as well
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HIGHBUBBLES
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  • 2007 FORD FIESTA
  • 1.2L
  • 4 CYL
  • MANUAL
  • 70,000 MILES
When I drive the car over 100km speed using fifth gear for more than 20 mins I quite suddenly just lose power. I get dash symbols on my dashboard then a hose light and a battery light. So I then pull over turn engine off rest for five mins it then seems to correct itself and I can drive again. However it will often happen again within 5/10 mins. But each time after I've given it a rest it seems to correct itself and I can then drive again.
My speedo will often drop to zero while I'm driving so I don't know what my speed is. This happens often.
Please help.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
Tiny
HMAC300
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Scan for codes and check fuelpressure with a gauge. A tool you can usually rent.
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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JOJOELL
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  • 2001 FORD FIESTA
Interior problem
2001 Ford Fiesta Manual

my speedometer and petrol gauge lights are not working all other lights indicators etc are fine
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Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 AT 8:32 PM (Merged)
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DAVE H
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Check the bulbs are good !
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