Question about Ford Windstar
I parked my Windstar LTD 2003 outside for two days in the cold. When I went out to start it, the battery was near dead. Under about 5" of snow, I notice that the 4-way flashers were working but were rather dim. I am 100% confident that I did not turn them on when I parked the van 2 days before. When I attempted to turn off the emergency 4-ways...nothing? No matter how many times I pushed the switch - no change they just kept flashing. I then boosted the vehicle and parked it in a warm garage for two days after disconnecting the battery to stop the flashing. Two days later, I reconnected the battery and the flashers immediately started again. Still no way of turning them short of disconnecting the battery. Thats where things stand at the moment! Thanks guys, suggestions most welcome.
Renew the hazard warning light switch its failed from the sound of it ,i thinks its these cut price units made in wherever and the microprocessor gives up when cold or if tis too hot ,just junk pieces thats all
Posted on Dec 28, 2013
Sounds like you need whats called a multi-function switch, you can get it from your local autoparts store. The bad news is that the steering wheel needs to come off. If you are not familar with this procedeure, would suggest taking it to someone who is, or at least qualified too.
Posted on Dec 28, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the battery says 12 volts but may be dropping to 4 or 5 under a load...i would suggest jumpstarting the car and see what happens.the battery should read in the high 12 volts and not less than 9.5 under cranking. the dash lights go out on your car when starting,and the alarm will go off ,and disable the ignition if the voltage is too low in cranking the car because the computer will shut it down and activate the anti theft.....check your battery posts are tight. best of luck
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Try under the dash, attached to colum is a switch that the rod goes into from your ignition key switch, that may need to be adjusted tword your steering wheel just a touch, they go out of alignmnet from time to time
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
I have a 2005 Chrysler T&C. The turn signal would not work at all or activate incorrect side. The switch is easy to remove as described by dukecityman.
Once the switch is of, it has four screws holding it together.I took this apart to find that there was a circuit-board which was contaminated with dirt. wiped it of, put it back together, working fine.
If you take it apart use caution. there are parts on the "top" which will fall out. ( they go right back in) The circuit-board is on the "bottom" half. You really only need to take this part off. (less moving parts)
Your going to replace it anyway, whats the harm?
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 09, 2015 | 2003 Ford Windstar
Feb 06, 2014 | 2003 Toyota Corolla
Jan 23, 2014 | 2002 Nissan Sentra
Jul 07, 2017 | 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo
Apr 06, 2013 | 2001 Ford Windstar
Jan 24, 2013 | 2002 Ford Windstar Cargo
Feb 16, 2011 | 2003 Ford Windstar
Jan 05, 2011 | 2006 Volkswagen Jetta
Dec 13, 2009 | 1992 Toyota Celica
146 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!