Question about 1998 Mercury Mountaineer
Hello my glove box light never shuts off and its starting to drain my battery. i know that unscrewing the light bulb wont stop the power going to that light and that i need to pull out the fuse for it. i have the fuse box diagram for my truck but i don't know which cavity goes to the glove box and i can't find my owners manual.
Accordgin with the Owners Manual...
chec position 27, 15 amperes.
Mountanier Owners Manual.
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Posted on Feb 14, 2012
That fuse is in the fuse panel inside the vehicle (see picture below). Also below is a fuse layout and the fuse for the glovebox lamp is the one located in the number 27 position. Now you will need to put it back in as this fuse covers things such as your backup lamps, shift indicator and more. Now if the bulb is taken out it shouldn't be pulling power from your battery as the light is not lit and/or draining power. If you have tried taking the bulb out and your battery is still going dead and the battery is good, you may be looking at something other than that draining the battery. If you need an owners manual for your vehicle, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your make, model and year and I will be happy to email you a copy of the owners manua. I hope this helps.....
Posted on Feb 14, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Now connect an small light between the + terminal and the clamp. Put the clamp on a rag so it can't touch the sheet metal. If any drain is present the light will glow. Or you can check the amount of drain with an small ammeter. An drain of 1-2 Watts can be tolerated. Next pull the fuse for the mechanic clock and the radio. Still any current flowing (light on)?
Ok, so you really have a problem. Now start pulling the fuses in the fuse box one by one until the light goes off. This is the circuit in which the problem lies. Check your manual or the indications in the cover of the fuse box to see which systems are connected to that fuse.
The next steps depend on the systems concerned. Try disconnecting each one of the parts connected in the circuit. Again it's the same - when the light goes out you've found the problem.
Even better than a light bulb is an buzzer. Many people have one of those annoying little rascals lying around. Use it. good-day !
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