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Simply yesterday started car up, no dashboard display. Restarted 2 times no luck. Drove to dealer to drop off approximately 20 minutes later service advisor started car, poof git a dashboard display. Hoping it doesn't happen again. Will request diagnosis when I do oil change at dealer but if this is one of those it never presents itself at dealer then probably hard to resolve.
 

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Electrican gremlins can be very difficult to track down. The more electronics our cars have, the more likelihood of future problems. I sure wish you luck with this...terrible to have things happen with a new car.
 

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There was a recall on automatic transmission cars for partial display failure. Call them every time it happens and bring it in even if you don't have an appointment. The new dash boards are a complicated interface.
 

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Not the same, but similar story w/my old 2006 Chevy Colorado. Driving home one day the gauges all quit working (out-of-the-blue). Got home, cycled ignition on/off a few times & still nothing. Make appt w/svs & go to start truck...voila = everything works fine. Never knew/discovered the issue and, on a good note, never happened again.
 
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I have the electronics package. Happened again today, waited 5 minutes good all day. I was about 100 miles from dealership or else I would roll in.
 

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I woulda rolled in anyway and said here...fix it.
 
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I have a 2019 BULLITT with electronic pkg.. Have only 520 miles. Today I took it out for a run and all was good with dash lights. Two hours later, NO DASH LIGHTS!!
Called FORD CUSTOMER SERVICE. They told me how to do a key recycle. Tried it three times. No Luck!!!!
Will call Ford Service dept. tomorrow morning and then will probably have to bring in the BULLITT.
 

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Probably a loose connector. Likely these electronic dashes use low voltage message circuits for all this stuff. Can be temper mental, instigate your temper and make you "mental."
Years ago when I worked for Nissan in the early 80's, they had electronic dashes and the car would speak; "the door is ajar," "fuel is low," Parking brake is on," and "Lights are on." Sometimes when the electronics would malfunction the car would start speaking French which was a selectable language in Canada. The dash would flash or go off and the car would start speaking in a lovely female French voice. Ohh La La.
 

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I hope it is something like a loose connector. It's nice to have these electronic gadgets but..... The funny think is that on my other car, a 2017 Lincoln, the front windows are now "temper mental". It's hit or miss to get the electric windows closed. That one I'll take care of with the next oil change. The Bullitt will go in ASAP. I appreciate you input and humor! Thank you!
 

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More reason to keep the Ford Extended Warranty in effect as long as possible. Things like this can cost a small fortune to fix. Not because of the $2 part to fix it but the 100 hours of labor to chase it down.
 

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Well I called my local FORD dealership yesterday. Bottom line, tomorrow it goes in to be checked to hopefully correct the "no dash lights on dash" problem. I hope they don't have to keep the car. I put in $30 of gas because I can not see the fuel gauge reading. By the way, I have been noticing that the gauge seems to be "off" and not giving an accurate reading as the gauge nears "empty". I believe this was pointed out previously by an avid BULLITT fan. I'm not going to even mention it to them because I can deal with this and would rather not mess with this.
I have asked them to replace the original horn with a dual horn. The original horn sounds like a clown horn to me. Anyway, I love those exhaust pipes/sound and wonder what was FORD thinking by having a BULLITT come off the line with a single horn. "What a way to save a buck" (a line from the movie CHRISTMAS VACATION).
Once this is resolved, I'll update you BULLITTT Friends! Thanks for your ears.
 

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Hi,

"And then there was light!"
Today, I started my BULLITT up and the Dash Lights went on! I Drove her around and made a few stops. Still working. In a way I am happy and then in a way I'm not. If this is intermittent, then OH BOY!. I have not heard anything from the dealer yet. I did call Ford yesterday and have a case # for the dash lights not going on and my need to go from a single horn to dual.
The tech at the dealership said that this would be a problem because the set up is different. He mentioned this off the top of his head.
I didn't want to get into this at that time because the manager was upset that I didn't buy the car from them. Later the manager said, "let's first work on the dash lights, then we will address the horn". I decided to contact Ford when I got home. The representative said that they would contact the dealer "to escalate" both of my concerns. The representative said this way they will act on it sooner. I'll contact Ford on Monday and then contact the dealership. Reading the previous treads on the horn certainly is a great help. I did find that some dealers sell the dual horn for just under $20 and also list what cars the part is compatible with. The 2019 BULLITTI is noted as one of them.
I will get back to the group as soon as I have an update.

Thanks for you support and Happy Holidays to one and all!
 

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Hello!

The Ford dealer in my area has ordered a new instrument cluster to replace the existing one. They will also be ordering the dual horn to replace the new one as long as their technician feels it is compatible. I did let them know what I have read regarding this "upgrade". They will be calling me in a week or so to set up an appointment. I will ask them to check any relevant connections for the dash before they "pull it". I will let you know the outcome.

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Good luck, moms. Keep us posted!
 

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Hi Friends,

I just brought in my Bullitt for the new instrument cluster to be switched out. In addition, I had them order the dual horn to replace the clown horn that the car came with. Prior to them working on the Bullitt I said it has been three or so weeks since the dash lights came back on and I have not had a problem with the cluster going completely black. I ask the manager and tech to just check a few connections before they pulled the dash. Two hours later I received a call that he car was ready. When I picked up the car they said they decided to not change the dash although they did have a new one in stock. I said to myself that I think this is worth the gamble and if it should happen one more time I will switch it out. It will still be under warranty for another 36 months. The new horn was $30 plus a $62.50 installation fee. I could have gotten the horn online for about $18 but I didn't.Bottom line, I'm happy that I left the dash "as is" and hope if it does happen again it will be within the warranty period.
Thank you for your support an recommendations.
 
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