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Old 08-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #1
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Battery gauge/needle acting up?

I've got a 2005 GT with 39k on it. Just today I've noticed that the battery needle is staying just inside or outside of the red... I don't know how long it's been doing it since I just noticed it today

Could it be a bad gauge? Other forums with this kind of question don't really help me out

This picture is just after start up, the car had time to sit for about an hour and still read high.. Help?

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Old 08-10-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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Might need to replace the stepper motor in the back. Also, if you do one you might as well do them all since the ones in our year models tend to go bad easily. It's not very expensive if you know how to do it yourself, but I've heard shops charging outrageous prices for doing them. If you want to do it yourself let me know and I'll give you some pointers I learned the hard way.


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Okay cool. I figured I'd stop by my local shop and let them do a volt test, its free and will make me feel better.. I'd love some pointers and if its not too serious with cutting/splice I'd definitely do it myself

Is it a ford part? How much is the motor itself?


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Last time I bought motors they come like 6 for 18 bucks on amazon. I'll have to search the part number for you unless you'd rather google it. No cutting or splicing has to be done, but you will need to know how to solder.

Tools needed are:
Masking tape & pencil to mark the Gauge's resting position. (Life gets hard if you don't haha)
Soldering iron with wet sponge and solder w/rosin.
A tool to remove the needles, a fork works great.
A well lit work space and a steady hand.

If you aren't confident in your soldering do not even try, if you burn out one of the sockets you might as well get a new gauge pod if you want all of your gauges.


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Well unfortunately I can't solder.. So I'll probably have to pay someone else to do it


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Well unfortunately I can't solder.. So I'll probably have to pay someone else to do it


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Send me the link for the parts though!


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Will do, might have to wait until tomorrow though. Wifey had an accident today with her car so I'm focusing on getting that mess handled so she won't drive mine.


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