Question about 1995 Ford Crown Victoria
Recently acquired this car, ran beautifully until alternator failed. Replaced that and everything seemed good, (yes battery was fully charged), the next day my wife tells me that there are no interior lights, the door locks don't work and the digital readouts on the dash are not on. Wipers work, rear defroster works, climate control works. The manual I have is piss poor and seems to skip a lot for this year of vehicle. Would welcome some ideas of where to look besides fuse boxes, (first thing I checked).
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Checking power an grounds to the affected circuits would be the place to start . Using a wiring diagram to locate points in the circuit to test using a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter .
Looking at a wiring diagram i see that the lights an the power door locks master switch share a common ground - G- 200 could be a loose connection . Look at alldata would show location of this ground point as well as any other ground on the vehicle . Plus gives description of how all the systems on the vehicle work .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try disconnecting the cluster fuse and the radio fuse and see what happen if everything work...u might have an open circuit or a short on one of the electronic in your truck
Posted on Apr 21, 2010
check for corrosion on the large positive wire that leads to the starter. allthough you have 12 volts, but corrosion cant handle amperage. or it may be possible that you just need a new starter, you can remove the starter, and apply a seperate power source like a jump pack or seperate battery to verify that the starter is ok
Posted on Jun 13, 2011
It seems that there is a battery draw that is shorting out the fuse. you need to trace the wire back to the point of power and see what is going on. My theory would be that some place in the power out (from the fuse) it is grounding to the chassis. I wouldn't even be able it give you and idea where to start considering how many wires there are, but if you can isolate that wire and chase it back to the cluster and the gauges you will find the issue.
Posted on Jun 16, 2011
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