Question about 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

1 Answer

Interior lights won't turn off, draining battery

Battery going dead because interior lights won't turn off

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 464 Answers

You should check the whole circuit and check every relay present in the unit..replace the faulty one then the interior lights will turn off accordingly..pls check the instruction manual for the circuit diagram of the car..if its not present then take your car to an authorized personnel...feed back pls

Posted on May 22, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Change battery and alternator but 08 Silverado battery goes dead after turning off


You have a current drain in your system. Using an ammeter identify the amount of drain. then pull fuses one by one until the drain disappears. Now you have the circuit that is responsible for draining your battery. You have to check all of the peripherals on that line.

Dec 11, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2008 Jeep Liberty error code gate on dash and interior light will not turn off got new battery and still doing it


can i buy a comma? says vanna white?? LOL !
ok, the battery drains, so you got a DRAIN, called phantom drain.
or dark current.!!
we use a thing called an AMMETER (DMM) to find all drains, easy

do you have one, want to learn or just wanting wild guessing.

on any 08 liberty, we check the scan tool data.
oops it shows battery low, wow even the PCM sees that.

new batteries do not fix drain.
nor dead alternators.

get it serviced, by a pro. ?

1: charge battery (rested its 12.6vdc )
2: start engine, scan tool shows, what DTC errors (post em')
3: battery voltage is , 13.3, to 15vdc running, if not charge system is faulting.
4: ok all that is ok, i then key off and measure bettery cable neg lug drain current, if 0.010a to 0.040a its ok, if over 0.1 amps its a drain.
we then find the drain cause, ASK? its not hard with a meter.
but i bet all you wanted is a wild guess.

Feb 02, 2015 | 2008 Jeep Liberty

1 Answer

1992 saturn sl engine won't turn over


Best case scenario: Your battery is dead or almost dead.Worst case: The engine has seized and you have to replace it. Do the dash and interior lights stay on or turn out when you try to start the car?

Apr 19, 2012 | 1992 Saturn SL

1 Answer

My 2003 grand am battery keeps losing power


If the car is running after you crank it and keeps running until you turn it off and let it sit and the battery drains before the next time you crank it you should look for something left on maybe an interior light something you may have hooked up that does not turn off with the key switch this will drain it maybe the trunk light is not going off. or if the door stays ajar and floor lights stay on. Sometimes after market stereos have to be manually turned off if someone didn't hook it up right. If the battery needs jumping off right after you shut the car off then it is going dead and needs replacing.

Nov 27, 2011 | Pontiac Grand Am Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Interior lights won't go off...........92 corvette


Check the door switch. Mine went out and I had all sorts of problems from intermittent interior light flashes, alarm going off when locked and interior lights going on and draining the battery.
The switch cost about $40 from the dealer as I recall.
Good luck!

Jun 20, 2011 | 1992 Chevrolet Corvette

2 Answers

My truck won't start. It won't turn over... only clicking noise.. even with a jump. the headlights work but very dimly.. orange lights next to headlights flash on and off dimly consistently as well...


When a battery is very low, even a jump won't work because the battery takes too much out of the jump. Take the battery out and have it charged up.
If it won't take a charge, get a new one.
But also make sure the battery terminals and cable ends are shiny and greased.

If you really want to be sure, put a voltmeter on it.
A good battery should be 12.5.
When you crank it should go down to about 10.
If it goes below 9, either the battery is too low, or the starter is draining too much.
If it never goes below 11, it is not draining enough, and the solenoid is probably bad.
If when you stop cranking, it comes back up to over 11, then the battery is good, so the starter is probably bad.

May 06, 2011 | 2008 Toyota Tacoma

2 Answers

My battery has been checked and is fine, but the battery will go dead within approximately 48 hours if the car is not started and run. I checked all of the draw from the battery on each fuse and the #9...


TO CHECK FOR A BATTERY DRAIN. TURN OFF EVERY SWITCH IN THE CAR. CLOSE THE GLOVE COMPARTMENT. MAKE SURE THE LITE IN THERE IS GOING OUT. OPEN THE HOOD CLOSE ALL OF THE DOORS. MAKE SURE ALL OF THE COURTESY LIGHTS ARE GOING OUT. DISCONNECT ANY UNDER HOOD LIGHTS. DISCONNECT NEG. BATTERY CABLE. USE A 12 VOLT TEST LIGHT, FASTEN ONE END TO THE NEGATIVE BATTERY TERMINAL, FASTEN THE OTHER END TO A METAL PART OF THE MOTOR. IF THE LIGHT COMES ON, THERE IS A BATTERY DRAIN. NO LIGHT, NO DRAIN. IF THE LIGHT IS ON, PULL EACH FUSE, BIG & SMALL, ONE AT A TIME, OUT OF THE FUSEBOX THAT IS NEAR THE BATTERY. WHICHEVER FUSE MAKES THE LIGHT GO OUT IS CAUSING THE DRAIN. IF THE LIGHT STAYS ON THROUGHOUT THE FUSE PULLING, DISCONNECT THE ALTERNATOR. IF THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG IN THE ALTERNATOR, IT CAN DRAIN THE BATTERY WHILE SITTING STILL, EVEN THOUGH IT IS CHARGING THE BATTERY WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING. GOOD LUCK

Jan 14, 2011 | 1993 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

1 Answer

After turning the truck off and pulling out the key the interior lights wont go off the dash board lights go out but not the over head lights we have checked everything on the light panel to make sure that...


If you truck has a convenience timer for the lights that may be the problem. When you exit the truck do your lights normally stay on and then slowly dim or go out? There will be a relay like unit plugged into the fuse panel marked light timer or something like that. Remove it and see, the interior lights should now probably not work at all. Just replace it with a new one or from a salvage yard.

Feb 08, 2010 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Brand new battery, wants to turn over but keeps losing its charge, the break lights only turn off if you lift the pedal after u use it, alternater belt squeaks a little. wat could cause this when the...


Well, if the alternator belt squeaks a little, it cannot be actually charging properly, resolve that...

First steps would be to fully charge the battery and measure the voltage. Turn of vehicle Disconnect the negative terminal overnight, for a night or two.

If battery still dead, focus on the battery.
If battery is not dead, put a volt meter between the negative terminal and cable and measure voltage... do not be mislead by interior lights, or clock, pull those fuses, during testing...

Anyways, keep going until you find a drain.

The alternator has diodes that can cause a drain...disconnect for testing purposes...

NEVER run the vehicle with the battery cable dicsonnected.

Doc

Sep 16, 2009 | 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

315 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75066 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

fordexpert

Level 3 Expert

5470 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...