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Digital Display Scrambled

Discussion in 'Stock 2006 -2010 Explorers' started by aolsonx2, June 23, 2011.

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  1. aolsonx2

    aolsonx2 New Member

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    My digital display, (odometer, mpg, compass, etc.) scrambled yesterday on my '06 Explorer XLT. The scrambled lights are moving as if there is a message scrolling across the screen but it is unintelligible. I disconnected the battery in hopes of a reset, but no change. Any help is greatly appreciated.
     
    Last edited: June 23, 2011
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  3. Old As Dirt

    Old As Dirt Active Member

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    I noticed this type of activity just before my battery failed. Have you had the seatbelt icon stay on when you first start up after sitting a while? That is one of the final signs that your battery is failing.
     
  4. aolsonx2

    aolsonx2 New Member

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    I have never had the seat belt light stay on, but the airbag light does occasionally. The battery appears as strong as ever, but I will take note. If I don't get any other replies, I may pop in a new battery soon and see if that works. I will be sure to let you know what I find out. Thanks for the reply.
     
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    I have not heard about the seat belt light staying on but I have read that the airbag light staying on usually means you will be changing your battery really soon.
     
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    My mistake - I meant Airbag icon. If you are seeing that, chances are you have a dying battery....
     






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