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My 1994 explorer will run fine only sometimes the headlights windshield wipers blinkers and door locks will stop working. electrical short but have no idea where to start looking. Any ideas? Bill

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I wouldn't think a short , would blow a fuse ! A lose connection more then likely . A ground connection to be specific . You would need to look at a wiring diagram for each of the affected componets to see if they share a common power (fuse) or a ground point on the body , chassis etc... You can look at free wiring diagrams at And do a voltage drop test on the circuits to find which part of the circuit has the problem .B+ voltage or ground side . There are videos on youtube showing how to do a voltage drop testing . It would also be a good idea to have a repair manual that shows ground locations . Ground locations can be behind the dash panel , left or right kick panels . I mean they hide them in places you wounldn't even think . Automotive electrical testing is one of the must time consuming jobs there is . The fix mite be as easy as just tighting a nut on a ground stud . But finding an getting to it are another story . I have had to pull instrument panels to get at bad grounds . Good luck !

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