Question about 1997 Ford Escort
The rear defogger is fuse #14 (40 Amp fuse) in the underhood fuse box,no other fuses, I have the owners manual. If the fuse checks good test the heater grid of the rear defogger, it is most likely is an open circuit, it can be repaired by the dealer or u..
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
SOURCE: Rear window defroster
you need to make sure the wires are on the glass on each side and there is no broken wires in the glass there is a repair kit at a auto store to fix if you have a volt meter test it and that way you can find the problem look for breaks in the wire in the glass and do not for get the wires on each side of the glass.
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
have you tested the brake light switch? it is located at the top of the arm the brake pedal is attached to, it is very common for the wires to that switch to break inside the plastic insulation, the switch testing goes like this, there should be 12 volts present at both sides of the switch with the brake pedal depressed and one side without the pedal depressed.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
SOURCE: ford focus wiring
same thing happened to us. My wife came home and said the rear brake lights were stuck on so I assumed it was the brake switch...not so. Took car for a ride and noticed rear wiper did not work and when I hit the brake the rear hatched opened and door locks blew out. I started by looking at the wires in the gromet above the hatch and found almost all the wires were bare. Therefore power was jumping the bare wires and traveling back down the third break light and to the rear brake lights and visa versa.. a very dangerous situation. The best that I can tell is the wires are so short in length that they pull and chafe every time you open and close the hatch...very poor design... Note: we bought our vehicle brand new and some of the wires had electrical tape on them....seems mickey moused.
Posted on Feb 26, 2010
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