Question about Ford F-150
You appear to have blown some fuses, you never play with electronics like the dash with power connected, you can short things out, blow things up. disconnect your battery first, remove the panels you removed earlier and check carefully for burnt wires damaged plugs etc then reassemble checking all fuses as you go, don't forget to check all earth points. after it is back together reconnect the battery taking care that connections are good and the battery is charged, now that i have scared you, the problem was probably only a bad connection on the battery but you can damage the BCM doing what you did, that may lead into repair in excess of $1000
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure the key is good. If you have two keys try the other one and see if it starts. For some reason the computer is not reading the chip in the key. The keys might need to be reprogrammed.
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
sometimes turning the ignition on 3 times quickly without starting will reset the computer. If the van has power locks and keyless entry then try using only the keyless entry. Sometimes your car wont have a alarm but an anti theft device which will not allow it to start if it goes off or something triggers it.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
Check to see if you have a computer chip on your key. Chances are that the computer chip or the reader in the ignition keyhole is not reading it properly. If you leave the key on, engine off, for 15-20min. that security will reset and the light will go off. Turn key off and now try to start engine.
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
There is a solenoid mounted in the engine compartment, usually on the driver or passengers side on the inside of the fender that allows full battery current to reach the starter. Assuming the starter is good, you can test this terminal with a test light, there should be four connections on it. One is just a ground, some of them dont even have a ground, the unit is self grounded. The other small terminal on it is power from the accessory, or key (ignition) switch. Use a test light to check for power at this terminal. You should have no power when the key is off, and you should have full power (12 volts) when the key is turned all the way to start (as if you were cranking the vehicle). If this tests okay, try jumping across the other two terminals (they are both bigger than the first i described). One comes from the positive side of the battery, the other leads to the starter. Turn the key to the "on" position, and use a piece of heavy gauge wire to "jump" across the terminals. Caution: this is a bit hazardous, use good judgment, and be aware that leaving a wire on there could cause the wire to burn, or something to catch fire. All you want to do is tap the wire across, and see if the starter attempts to turn. Most likely, it will. You'll need to disconnect the batteries, and buy and install another solenoid. Just be sure the new one is connected as the old one is. Any other issues, please feel free to contact me back.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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