I don't know for sure about the tach and speedometer, but a number of other guages go to full when the guage is shorted, so my guess is that is a good possiblity.
No problem, I am happy to be able to help....Thanks MissInformation. Hopefully I will be able to look into this more tonight.
The Tachometer is control by the computer. The computers communicate (transmit and receive information) to one another via standard corporate protocol (SCP). If I remember correctly on this year Windstar the tachometer's communication signal originates from the PCM - if I remember correctly.Any ideas on how I can get the tach working or at least get the tach needle out of the path of the shift indicator?
Why would fuse #17 effect the tachometer?
Excellent!!!!! (Bill & Ted voices) What a clever idea - Good for you E99! :thumbsup:Everything appears to be working again!
I took off a piece of the dash board and poked a long sliver of wood up near the gear shift indicator into the tachometer area to free the tachometer needle (which was mechanically a stuck in the pegged position.