Originally Posted by bbowers
I have no problem with my F150 but my 2005 Explorer has a problem.
When my wife started her 2005 Explorer 4x4 the gauges lit up and blinked off and on...and as she said "went crazy". She drove it 15 miles home, turned it off, started it 5 minutes later with no problem, drove to the store, and then it wouldn't start after she shopped.
It sounds like the clicking sound when a battery is dead, but the "sweep gauges" display made me think it might not be the battery.
I guess I'll take the battery to Autozone in the morning unless somebody here can offer their wisdom.
It probably is the battery, but rest assured, I've seen the same thing a number of times with bad battery connections and have even seen it in a brand new vehicle (several times) when the battery cable
wasn't sufficiently tightened. I did code 3 outfitting and we always had to disconnect the cable