Bring on the "Disco Mode" - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 11-05-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
DWC_SmOziLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,791
So we've all heard of limp mode. I'm dubbing this disco mode. No idea what's wrong but if anybody has any ideas feel free to chime in. This morning when I went to get in my car, as I walked up on it, I could see thru the window that my traction control light was flashing. My key faub would not work to unlock the doors either. I unlocked the car with my key and then put it in the ignition. The fuel pump did not kick on on there was no illumination on the dash. About 3 seconds later everything went haywire on the whole gauge cluster started flashing like a disco. This continued even after I removed the key. I disconnected the battery and waited a minute and hooked it back up and it all happened again.

http://youtu.be/qrzPbuI5XYQ
__________________
Best 1/4: 1.90 60ft. - 12.15 @ 119mph on Street Tires.
460.25rwhp & 408.28rwtq SAE on a Dynojet 224xLC
Tuned by Matt Lepkowski, owner and operator a Performance Evolution in Smyrna, DE.
DWC_SmOziLLa is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
doug5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: California
Posts: 227
Wow that's crazy. I've never seen or heard of that!
__________________

CURRENT: 2016 GTPP, Vortech, Ford/Borla cat back, 1" drop on Vogtland, 1" Hubcentric spacers, APR Front Splitter, RTR Upper Grille.

SOLD: 2011 5.0, Auto, C&L CAI, Dyno Tuned, 3.73s, Boss 302 Intake, Magnaflow Competition axlebacks, Stallion Suspension LCAs, Whiteline Sway Bars.
doug5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
Heartless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Savannah
Region: Georgia
Posts: 142
Whoa. Have you installed any aftermarket electronics i. e. radio, alarm, gauges? It's strange how there is a relay clicking on off quickly. I would also test your battery. It may not be a battery issue but I've seen low batteries do strange things to vehicles. If you have installed aftermarket electronics then check splices at anything that links with ignition switch. This may also be a weird ignition switch problem. Ignition switch would control cluster initialization and fuel pump activation.
Heartless is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Klaximilian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Region: California
Posts: 161
I was sorely disappointed that disco music didn't accompany the strobe light effect in your video.

I'd bring her in asap, and raise hell if needed. Raising hell is always an option I leave on the table if I get d*cked around.
Klaximilian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
GE3G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Region: Canada
Posts: 721
Thats crazy dude.. Are you tuned?
GE3G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Region: West Virgina
Posts: 38
Mine did the exact same thing after I flashed my tune to the car. I had decided to take the battery out and have it tested and found it had a dead cell. Replaced the battery and haven't seen that since. Might be worth looking at. I literally lost it when mine did that!

Good luck.
lonewolf26330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 07:37 PM   #7
Registered Member
Regular
 
OzzyLiriano's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Region: Florida
Posts: 1,238
Your car was experiencing paranomal activity!
OzzyLiriano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
DWC_SmOziLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,791
Bad battery. All better now. Thanks everyone.
__________________
Best 1/4: 1.90 60ft. - 12.15 @ 119mph on Street Tires.
460.25rwhp & 408.28rwtq SAE on a Dynojet 224xLC
Tuned by Matt Lepkowski, owner and operator a Performance Evolution in Smyrna, DE.
DWC_SmOziLLa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
The Blue Dragon
Regular
Supporter
 
GrabberBlue5.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Louisville
Region: Kentucky
Posts: 5,661
Wow that's crazy, good thing it was something stupid and cheap
__________________
New quick exhaust video

AUGUST 2012 MOTM!!!!
GrabberBlue5.0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:28 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
gtstyles2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lodi
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWC_SmOziLLa
Bad battery. All better now. Thanks everyone.
Ford replaced it? I know u don't like the dealer touching ur car lol
gtstyles2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #11
It's not me, it's you.
Regular
Supporter
 
primer2tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Corpus Christi
Region: Texas
Posts: 6,752
Phew. I thought it was gonna be something serious.
primer2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:23 AM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
DWC_SmOziLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,791
Nope, the dealer will never touch my car. I wish there was a way to decline the warranty and they'd give you a discount on the purchase price.

So it was a bad cell in the battery, the car goes into a low voltage fault mode. Everything else is fine. $110 fix from advance with a 3 year warranty on the new battery. All is well in the land of smo. I was on the verge on violence though. Lol.
__________________
Best 1/4: 1.90 60ft. - 12.15 @ 119mph on Street Tires.
460.25rwhp & 408.28rwtq SAE on a Dynojet 224xLC
Tuned by Matt Lepkowski, owner and operator a Performance Evolution in Smyrna, DE.
DWC_SmOziLLa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
It's not me, it's you.
Regular
Supporter
 
primer2tone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Corpus Christi
Region: Texas
Posts: 6,752
Reverting back to DEFCON 3...
primer2tone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
DWC_SmOziLLa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lancaster
Region: Pennsylvania
Posts: 1,791
Quote:
Originally Posted by primer2tone
Reverting back to DEFCON 3...
You can sleep soundly tonight knowing smozilla isn't going on a awe inspiring rampage.
__________________
Best 1/4: 1.90 60ft. - 12.15 @ 119mph on Street Tires.
460.25rwhp & 408.28rwtq SAE on a Dynojet 224xLC
Tuned by Matt Lepkowski, owner and operator a Performance Evolution in Smyrna, DE.
DWC_SmOziLLa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 12:18 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
gtstyles2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Lodi
Region: New Jersey
Posts: 1,889
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWC_SmOziLLa

You can sleep soundly tonight knowing smozilla isn't going on a awe inspiring rampage.
And for that we thank u
gtstyles2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2012, 08:50 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Region: West Virgina
Posts: 38
Quote:
Originally Posted by DWC_SmOziLLa View Post
Nope, the dealer will never touch my car. I wish there was a way to decline the warranty and they'd give you a discount on the purchase price.

So it was a bad cell in the battery, the car goes into a low voltage fault mode. Everything else is fine. $110 fix from advance with a 3 year warranty on the new battery. All is well in the land of smo. I was on the verge on violence though. Lol.
Glad it was something simple. I did the same thing and went to Advance. Got a better battery than what came in it!
lonewolf26330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
SolidRRaxle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Region: Texas
Posts: 517
Bad an F150 do something like that. It was a 2000, so no awesome lights but the gauges shot back and forth until I pulled the key. It wouldn't drive. Turned out to be battery

---------- Post added at 12:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:17 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by DWC_SmOziLLa
Bad battery. All better now. Thanks everyone.
And this is why I should read the entire thread before responding....
SolidRRaxle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


» Like Us On Facebook



03:51 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.