Question about 2006 Ford Freestar
The radio will stay on in the vehicle even when pressing the off button repeatedly - if you press the eject button on the cd player it changes the station - can't use the scan or seek buttons and the station will change randomly from a fm station to an am one while driving. I tried to start it this morning and at first everything on the instrument panel just fluttered. I tried it again and it started but the clock went back to 12:00, which can't be reset because the menu button on the radio doesn't work either. Checked a bunch of fuses and they seemed fine. Is this a battery problem or something else?
SOURCE: Instrument panel went dead
Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
those stock radios dont last very long, same thing happened in my excursion on expedition. cheaper and eaiser to go to best buy and get a new one.
Posted on Nov 12, 2010
This is a problem with the alternator. Diode rectifiers and voltage regulator replacement will give this baby a 14.2 voltage output. In this 3L V6 SUV removal of the alternator requires removing the right tire, the right axis and undercovering to reach the 6G alternator. It is a 133mm rectifier with a motorcraft, The serpentine belt is better removed from the bottom. Also keep a bucket on hand to recover the oil from the transmission.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
I pulled the fuse
put the fuse back in
turn on the radio, insert a CD
pulled the fuse again, counted to 5
inserted the fuse again
while the CD started playing I clicked the Menu button and used the tunning dial to select default settings, and it asks if you want to reset default choose yes.
my radio works fine now!
thanks to all who posted this solution it works!
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
Yes.. your problem is a micomp (micro computer) issue. There is a communication problem between the micomp and the touchscreen. Replace the micomp.
Posted on May 26, 2009
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