Question about 2000 Ford Windstar
When i turn my van off, the dash lights and the buttons on the door stay on. I have a master disconnect switch connected to the battery because it drains my battery everyday, but its such a hassle, with two kids, to lift the hood and flip the switch. is there anyone that would help me figure out which wire it is so i can fix it, PLEASE!
One area I would also look at is the dimmer switch for the interior lighting. Is it possible that it has an option that allows you to turn on your interior lights ? Perhaps it is in that position. Try turning that dimmer down till you can't see the dash lights anymore.
Posted on Apr 10, 2015
Have the light module checked / replaced
Posted on Apr 10, 2015
When I had a similar problem with an old farm truck (of course mine was older and simpler), my entire electrical system failed. Instead of re-wiring the whole thing - not worth it anyway, wasn't street legal by any standards. I just took a pile of toggle switches and hardwired the essentials to them. One for lights, bush lights, fuel pump, starter, and winch. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not suggesting you do the same, but have you considered running an alternate power line and/or using a switch to kill the power to the dash when it's not in use? If you do either, remember to mind the fuse panel. If you're not going through it, (bypass) then don't forget to put an in-line fuse joiner into the wires. Check the owners manual to see how many other things run on the same fuses as the dash. At the very least, you could a toggle switch on the dash to control the "master switch". It would sure save time and effort having to pop the hood every time you drive. Hope some of that helped. Grimm
Posted on Apr 11, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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