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On a 2006 ford escape the shifter wont move and no power to power point and heater fan does not come on this is an occastional problem

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Sounds like two different issues. The shift problem and the lack of power for the power outlet may be connected. The blower motor would be on a different circuit.
You may be able to get the shifter out of park when the key is between lock and on. The brake switch and shift lock solenoid would need to be checked if fixing the power problem doesn't do it.

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SOURCE: Shifter is stuck in neutral and will not move

happened to me. There's a cheap plastic retaining clip which holds some kind of electrical cable to the mechanical assembly. THis clip broke on me trying to move the shifter into drive one day. THe shifter was actually able to be placed into park again but the indicator read, "D". I had to remove all the plastic around the steering wheel so that I could view underneath it. Once I located the assembly and discovered the broken plastic retainer I re-connected the cable to it's connector and secured it in place with multiple rubber "o-rings". I'm sorry that I don't remeber the sizes. It's been about a year and 1/2 and the shifter works better than before. Took about one and a half hours to fix after trying different sizes of "o-rings" that I had handy. I'm sure a cotter pin would work as well.

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SOURCE: Cigarette Lighter broken on Ford Escape

Fuse box should be located either in the glove compartment, or to your left below stearing wheel. Also check fuses under hood, should be located next to the battery. Double check the GPS, most of them will nox plug into cigarette lighter plug. It could damage the GPS.

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SOURCE: problem with a/c and heater fan, will only work on

This is a common issue with most vehicles. The blower motor uses a resistor to control the fan speeds. Once the resisters burn out, making them inoperable, it will only work on high position. The saftey is that it will work on high only, so the vehicle will have some type of air movement, and then the heater/cooling control can be used. Craig

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