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05 GT cluster problems

Discussion in 'Ford GT' started by Silver Talon, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Silver Talon

    Silver Talon Pronounced: Mahcargo Braaaap Established Member

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    Hey guys!

    I have a friend with a GT and has the dead lights/gauge problem with his cluster. Car has 4800 miles.

    Recently we heard of where the problem was coming from, and that there was a fix, that didn't include replacing the pricey cluster itself. We never heard what the fix was itself, and was curious if anyone here knew of what it might be?

    If I was a betting man, i'd guess it was a ground issue, but without digging into one and playing around, Its hard to tell.

    Any help would be appreciated!!!

    Brian
     
  2. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    He has some dead gauges? VERY common issue. What most of us have done is just changed the whole thing for Speedhut cluster. The downside is doesnt match 100% (no flat bottom tach), but they do work and stay working. You can also personalize them, and add shift lights, if desired. Not cheap ($14xx), but was the right direction for me.

    4-1/2" Ford GT Speedometer. Auto Ford GT Speedometer From Speedhut.

    If its the small gauges, they are being remade (revised design) by Autometer. If I recall you buy them directly from them. They dont make the tach or speedo.
     
  3. Silver Talon

    Silver Talon Pronounced: Mahcargo Braaaap Established Member

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    Fuel and I believe one other one is going out. I'd have to ask him again.

    No info as to why they are going dead yet though?
     
  4. Papaw

    Papaw Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I repaired my own, it was pretty easy. It's a common problem. A part on back of the cluster for the fuel gage often goes out and needs to be replaced. I purchased a replacement from e-bay and watched a few youtube videos and repaired it myself. If you don't want to do it yourself you can send it out to a company called circuit board medics and they will repair it for you and send it back, quick turn around and only costs $100.00
     
  5. Silver Talon

    Silver Talon Pronounced: Mahcargo Braaaap Established Member

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    Have any pics or know what it is that died? Something for capacitor id imagine?
     
  6. specracer

    specracer SVTOA MCA Premium Member

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    PM Sent also. Its just not a great original design.

    If you want OEM look, the small gauges have been redesigned.

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