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Radio, clock and interior lights don't work. all fuses are good.

Noticed the radio was making a squelching sound the last 3 mornings i started the car. The solenoid for brake to take out of Park kicks in every time i hit the break while driving.
thanks for any help;
OZZIE

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  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    did you ever fixed it? Please let me know.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    solenoid is normal, u should not hear it, is supposed to be very silent.

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For all those who have a situation where the interior courtesy lamps and radio don't work in a ford contour: After dozens of uncomfortable minutes checking fuses under the hood and under the dash I realized the problem wasn't the fuzes but instead it was the courtesy lamp relay in my 2000 ford contour. A $6 part from O' Reilly's (R6026 or V09174) and voila! Interior lights are on and I can finally get that Disturbed disk out of the CD player. It was real fun contorting my body into positions not intended for any human to access the fuse panel under the dash (just above where your left leg would be when driving). Best of luck to all. Hope this helps anyone with the same problem.

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