Question about 1999 Ford Explorer
Firstly, if the lights stay on after the car is started, there may be fault codes present. take it to an auto chain store like pepboys. if there are codes stored in memory, they will read them for free. reading codes is not diagnostics. it is merely a starting point. diagnosing a fault code is accompanied by a fifty or sixty dollar charge not including parts and labor. shop around. have a couple of other places estimate costs based on the free code read. if there are codes present, say thank you very much and get a second opinion. don't listen to the hard sell.
secondly, if the lights go out after the car is started, then i think there is a path for current to flow to ground. this could be caused by a circuit latched (electronic switch stuck) that shouldn't be latched. try disconnecting the battery for 30 min. that might unlatch the circuit.
if you don't follow the troubleshooting steps in order, the codes will be cleared and there will be no codes to be read.
thirdly, if there is a faulty path to ground, it could be purely physical and you may have to replace the instrument panel. that'll be 2 cents:)
Posted on Mar 21, 2014
If these lights stay on after start up. You need to have a diagnosis done. Could be a short of elec. system. Best case! Or you have a repair list to work on. But don't ignore the ABS!
Posted on Mar 18, 2014
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