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Lights and radio on with ignition off

I have a 2000 ford Windstar. Read some of the solutinos to simmaliar problems replaced FEM still have problem. Battery is drained by morning was woundering if the main PCM might be causing the problem.

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Take out the light bulb from under the hood and trunk lid. They may be staying on even closed.

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The FEM (Forward Electronic Module) is defective....See image #1...This necessitates a trip to the dealer in that replacement requires a Ford Diagnostic Tool...See Removal and Installation instructions below...You may find one on EBay...

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Removal and Installation

CAUTION: Prior to removal of the FEM, it is necessary to upload module configuration information to a diagnostic tool. This information needs to be downloaded into the new module once installed..

Disconnect the battery ground cable..
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Remove the bolts. Thumbnail 1

Remove the instrument panel opening cover reinforcement.
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is there a transmission cut out switch on side of box , for reversing lights , check short ,

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2000 ford windstar instrument cluster lights will not turn off what do i do/

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1999 windstar- non functional windows, cruise, radio

Looking at a wiring diagram ,the BCM has nothing to do with the cruise control . This vehicle has two different body control modules ,the (FEM) front electronic module an the (REM) rear electronic module . The power door locks are controlled by these two modules . The door lock switches are inputs to the (FEM) . The driver door lock is also controlled by the (FEM) . The right front and the rear door locks are controlled by the (REM) . The power windows are not controlled by these modules ,so it is not a faulty body computer . An where did you check codes ? Takes a factory or professional type scan tool to read these codes . No code reader , they just check PCM - engine codes . The power mirrors are not controlled by these modules either . Nor is the radio .
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