Question about 2003 Ford Taurus
I drive a 03Ford Taurus, I got in my car and notices my interior lights, my car alarm my powered window, and my high beam light is stuck on, and no interior lights. What is the problem. a guy charged me 50 bucks and told me its a switch that could have caught fire and now it wont. and after he did that my fuse for my lights keep blowing out and he says now the problem is the wires in the steering column.. Please help Im a women who think im getting played.
Take the vehicle to more than TWO CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL mechanics... (its your money - spend it wisely!).. get a written diagnosis from each.. then compare.. If you have to, go to the nearest town and get another opinion!!!
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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it sounds like either the key is going bad (chip inside) or the PAT's immobilizer system is not detecting a key is inserted with the correct code. If you remove the column surround you will see connectors just make sure all of these are secure, watch the yellow one do not disconnect it as its the airbag and theres a chance of it deploying.
Also try your spare ignition key if you have one.
If all is ok i'm afraid you may need to make a trip to ford for them to diagnose, the pat's system works well almost too well sometimes. i deal alot with them while installing remote starts and when they go wrong its almost always the dealer to resolve it. They have the computer software to test the system.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
I had the same problem 1998 ford ranger. left headlight very dim. right head light worked normal. pull back for high beam flash left dim headlight would go out. put on high beems left light got even more dim. trouble shot wires and replaced blinker/high low beam/whiper unit didn't fix. replaced headlight didn't fix. looked at wireing harnes connecter that conects to headlight bulb and center (black Wire) female contacts was open more than the others. (was making weak contact (ground)
FIX:::: SLIGHTLY BENT BLADE ON HEADLIGHT TO MAKE BETTER CONTACT WITH WIRE CONECTION WITH WIDER FEMALE CONTACT RECPTICAL. HEADLIGHTS BRIGHT AS EVER AGAIN. PS ALSO PUT DIELECTRIC GREASE IN CONTACTOR.
HOPE THIS HELPS
Posted on Apr 27, 2009
i've got the same problem. i've taken it to 2 shops, a master mechanic, and visited the dealership [$$$$]. your body control module [bcm] has an issue. it's the computer behind the fuse pannel. you can TRY to update the driver at the local dealership, but that will run you about $100, and there's no guarantee. worst case, you have to buy a new one from the dealership- $300-400 is what i was quoted. don't bother with a junkyard, as the computers are vin specific and you would still have to pay the$100 to 'reflash/reprogram' it.. but doing that only updates the driver, if applicable, and matches the computer's vin with the vin on your car. once these computers are formatted, they can not be 'wiped' or 'rewritten'. you're gonna have to either deal with the accessories not working, or fork out the $ for a new one. sucks, huh?
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
Disconnect as many of the door switch wiring plugs, and wiring plugs for the seats that you can. Then, drop in a fuse. If it blows, you probably have a wiring issue, not a switch issue. If it doesn't blow immediately, reconnect the doors, and seats one at a time till the fuse does blow. Once it does, you've isolated your problem to a smaller area, and can replace / rewire that component.
If you've disconnected everything, and the fuse still blows, you probably have a wiring issue that will need to be traced. You will need a multimeter that can read ohms. You'll need to isolate different parts of the circuit (probably by unplugging and or cutting a wire in that circuit unfortunately) then use the multimeter to test the ohms from that part of the circuit to NON voltage side of the fuse holder. (If you try to test ohms on a hot circuit you will likely fry your multimeter!). If the meter reads low ohms, there is your short. High ohms (infinity) means there is no circuit, and there is no short. When you hit on something of low ohms, you've isolated the problem to a smaller area, and can keep tracing that wiring back to the fuse box to find your short.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
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|Engine bay fuse box|
|1||80||Black||Power supply to main fuse box|
|4||20||Yellow||Daytime running lights|
|5||30||Light green||Fog lamp|
|6||30||Light green||Not used|
|8||30||Light green||Air pump|
|9||20||Light bue||PCM module|
|10||20||Light bue||Ignition switch|
|12||15||Light bue||Horn & hazard flasher|
|13||15||Light bue||Oxygen sensor|
|14||15||Light bue||Fuel pump|
|15||10||Red||Right-hand low beam|
|Passenger compartment fuse box|
|16||10||Red||Left-hand low beam|
|17||10||Red||Right-hand high beam|
|18||10||Red||Left-hand high beam|
|19||7.5||Brown||Heated door mirrors|
|21||30||Light green||Electric windows|
|23||15||Light bue||Reverse lights|
|24||15||Light bue||Brake lights|
|27||15||Light bue||Cigarette lighter|
|28||30||Light green||Power seats|
|29||30||Light green||Heated rear window|
|31||7.5||Brown||Instrument pannel lights|
|33||7.5||Brown||Front and rear sidelights (left)|
|34||7.5||Brown||Interior lighting & clock|
|35||7.5||Brown||Front and rear sidelights (right)|
|36||30||Light green||Air bag|
|37||30||Light green||Heated blower|
|Engine bay fuse box|
|R1||Green||Daytime running lights (Canada)|
|R2||Black||Radiator fan (high speed)|
|R5||Dark green||Radiator fan (low speed)|
|R9||White||Low beam headlights|
|R10||White||High beam headlights|
|R11||Brown||PCM power supply|
|Passenger compartment fuse box|
|R12||White||Interior and courtesy lights|
|R13||Yellow||Heated rear window|
|R15||Green||Windshield wiper motor|
|R18||Black||One touch window switch||Driver's door|
|R19||Blue||Cruise control cut-off||Central fuse box bracket|
|R22||White||Fog lights||Interface module bracket|
|R23||Black||Turn signals||Steering column|
|R24||White||Left-hand flasher||Door lock module bracket|
|R25||White||Right-hand flasher||Door lock module bracket|
|Bulbs / Lights||Wattage||Type|
|Low beam headlamp||55||9006 Halogen|
|High beam headlamp||55||9005 Halogen|
|Parking / Side light||5||2357A Wedge|
|Front turn signal||21||2357A Bayonet|
|Rear turn signal||21||1157 Bayonet|
|Tail light||21||1157 Bayonet|
|Stop light||21||1157 Bayonet|
|High mount stop light||5||2723 Bayonet|
|Fog/Driving light||55||893 Halogen|
|License plate||5||6418 Festoon|
|Reverse light||21||1156 Bayonet|
|Front sidemarker||5||2357A Wedge|
|Map light||5||64111 Wedge|
|Dome light||10||6411 Feston|
|Engine compartment||10||89 Wedge|
|Automatic trans indicator|
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