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Strange Test from message center

I just fiddled with this. My workshop manuals say all of those PORT values are currently unused.

Everything was perfect, except for DTC 5284. I looked around, it says failed oil pressure switch for f150's.
 



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I know this is an old post, but today when I went to start up my 2005 Explorer V-6 this morning, with temps at 11 degrees F, I received a single "Test" message on my message after the engine fired up. It took 3-4 seconds to start the engine. This is the first time I ever saw a "test" message on my screen. I noticed the engine seemed to turn over slower than usual, but the truck hadn't run in 24 hrs, sitting in low teen temps all day and night. My engine and starter are 1 year old and the battery is 4 years old and my battery cables all look good, clean and tight. Once the engine was running and the "test" message was on the message screen, I didn't know what would happen next. I expected the PCU to go through a test on it's own but it did nothing, so after waiting 2 minutes or so, I decided to try and clear the message screen myself and I hit the "reset button" and all it did was go to the next step in the test procedure. I kept tapping the rest button and it went thru numerous test and read out screens as described earlier in this posting, only to go back to the beginning of the test all over again. I did notice during the tapping thru the test screens, my Alternator was putting out 14.4-14.6 amps with the engine running. So I feel good about the Alternator. To finally clear the message screen of the test diagnostic, I shut the engine off for 30 seconds or so then re-started the engine and the Test screen was gone, back to normal mode with the odometer reading, compass and outside air temp showing. I then drove to the gym and re-stated it with no issues 2 1/2 hrs later. Once I got home, I hooked up my battery charger to the battery and battery charge meter showed battery power between the 3-4 mark, or 3/4 quarter charged. I am currently charging the battery set to a 12 amp quick charge and will let it charge up for a few hours and see where it is at. As noted in this posting, I figure I might need a new battery and the next few nights will be extremely cold, -10 below zero wind chills and I'll see if it happens again. if it does, I'll go to Advance Auto Parts and pick up a new 1,000 CCA battery. My current battery is an 850 CCA battery that came with the truck when I bought it 4 years ago. I'll post up any new findings in the next few days. If anyone can add anything to this, please let me know, thanks.
 






info center buttons not working

Hello I was curious about running this test but I have noticed something about mine. The instrument cluster was changed by the previous owner and the info setup reset buttons dont do anything or make a beeping noise when pressed. They do light up when the lights are on. I am curious to know if the buttons are bad or something is different about the cluster because the trip button works. Does anyone have a wiring diagram so I can take a better look at it. I really want to be able to see my distance to E and avg fuel mileage.
 






05' mercury mountaineer in test mode

Today I had the same problem with my 2005 Mercury Mountaineer V6 AWD. After hitting the reset button through the test I saw diagnostic codes 9352 & 9318. Hi then shut the vehicle off for about 5 minutes then attempted to turn it back on but it would not start. When I turn the key to turn it on I have a cracking sound. Im tempted to buy a new battery after reading the post on this forum but I'm a bit nervous that he might be a starter issue. My battery is about 3-4 years old. Coincidentally i just drove about 2200 miles round trip from New York to Florida.

Any further feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated that but I'm definitely considering changing the battery tomorrow.
 






05' mercury mountaineer in test mode

Today I had the same problem with my 2005 Mercury Mountaineer V6 AWD. After hitting the reset button through the test I saw diagnostic codes 9352 & 9318. Hi then shut the vehicle off for about 5 minutes then attempted to turn it back on but it would not start. When I turn the key to turn it on I have a cracking sound. Im tempted to buy a new battery after reading the post on this forum but I'm a bit nervous that he might be a starter issue. My battery is about 3-4 years old. Coincidentally i just drove about 2200 miles round trip from New York to Florida.

Any further feedback or comments would be greatly appreciated that but I'm definitely considering changing the battery tomorrow.
 






Same problem with 04 Limited V8 4WD. Went thru same steps about the TEST, vibration and sweeping of gages, hitting the reset button through the test, saw diagnostic code 9352. In my case, dead battery had occurred with temps overnight in the teens. Vehicle sat in driveway for 12 hours. Jump start brought back to life the 650CCA battery With the engine running, the crackling sound I heard came from the radio (lost all presets). A change out to my spare 850CCA battery and cleanup of the terminals seem to have solved the immediate problem of the Strange Test Message. My 850CCA battery was new on the shelf manufactured 11/2015. Old battery manufacture date is 04/2015. After reading the posts on this forum has anyone suffered the Strange Test problem, a year or two after battery change out?
 






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