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Electrical Short-Dash Lights blinking/Flashing

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My sister lives by herself in Palm Dessert, California and she bought a 2011 Ford Transit Van. It is doing some wacky sh** with her dash lights. They go off and at random blink. She bought the van as is and doesn't know an honest mechanic in Palm Dessert. It is obvious to me she has a ground short. This could be an expensive diagnosis and I'm wondering if there is a TSB or some factory support for this issue where it won't cost her to get it fixed.  I tried searching "Electrical Short" and "Dash Lights Blinking" but got nothing. Anyone out there have this issue on their Transit?

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Thanks!

 

Brett......

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Sure, I had mine repaired for €80. It's a known issue with the first generation Connects. The contacts in the back of the unit may come loose and/or break. I had a fracture in one of the pins and lost clock/odo display. Temperature dial as well, IIRC.

You can also throw in a whole new cluster from a junkyard.

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