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Flickering gauages, radio, and interior lights during cold weather

Hi i have a 2003 ford f250 crew cab lariat fx4 diesel.im having some kind of electrical problem i think..on cold morning starts my instrument gauges
Start acting crazy flickering back and fourth, radio keeps cuting off and on, interior lights are flickering aswell while gauges are going crazy last about 5- 20 minutes then will work fine the rest of the day.. Unless the truck sits for a long period of time then will go crazy agian at start up..,
Truck starts up and idles fine and runs good no problems..
Acouple of days ago after gauges going crazy for about 30 min
They finally gauges got stuck and gave a code u0155 radio wouldnt work, no interior light, windows had no power, but power locks still worked...
Truck started and ran fine for a day then gauges started working again with the same
Flickering problems as mentioned earlier happing more in colder weather

Replace batterys 2 days ago still having the same problem
alternator 1 yr old

Thanks in adavance for your help
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Gem module with a bad solder joint?

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thanks for the response
does these tend to go bad on these truck or is it somethinng else causing it to go bad?

i will def try and do some reseach on how to check and test that gem module and where
i could buy one
thanks again
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thanks for the response
does these tend to go bad on these truck or is it somethinng else causing it to go bad?

i will def try and do some reseach on how to check and test that gem module and where
i could buy one
thanks again
Honestly, I'm not very familiar with the gem module, but I remember reading about them. Electrical issues when cold, like you describe, is usually weak solder joints etc.

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Did u figure this issue out? I seem to be having the same issue, except while idling my truck shut off. Went to start it back up and everything was dim, as if the batteries were dead but it fired right back up and all was fine.

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