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Check Advance Trac flashes in MC when I turn off Ex

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by jchristian79, December 29, 2011.

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  1. jchristian79

    jchristian79 New Member

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    I know I've seen this talked about more here, but my searches aren't coming up with anything substantial. The only thing I can find is this post about a TSB for this issue:

    http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2188050&postcount=9

    This is exactly what is occurring on my Ex. Sporadically and without any pattern, the Message Center will display "Check Advance Trac" and chime when I turn the vehicle off and remove the key. It flashes and chimes for a split second when it happens. I can't find any rhyme or reason to when it does it either. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't.

    According to the above TSB, I need a new Instrument Cluster to fix the issue. But my question is...does it hurt anything to leave it as is...other than being a minor annoyance. I can't imagine changing the instrument cluster would fix a mechanical or computer issue. And if that's true, than this issue really doesn't mean there is anything wrong with the Advance Trac right? Is there really a need to fix this issue if I can live with the sporadic chiming/message?

    Also, has anyone else found another fix for this issue at all?

    I'm just trying to find a way to avoid replacing an expensive instrument cluster to fix an issue that isn't anything more than an annoyance :)
     
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    jchristian79 New Member

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    Bump, anyone not have plans tonight and care to weigh in? :)
     
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    I am having same issue. I hope someone checks in
     

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