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Hi. Dan here. I have 2 intermitent electrical problems with my 2k S-Type. 1. The steering column occasionally likes to mambo all by itself at night in the garage, leaving the battery dead in the morning. It also doesn't always remember it's position on driver settings and has to be set manually which sometimes requires a gentle rap or two on the switch to wake it up. 2. The tail lights will occ. stay on all night draining the battery. If I flick the light switch back and forth a few times they'll go off. Auto or man. mode seems not to make a difference. It's not always the same tail lights that stay on. I,m curious if the two problems are related to a common source.

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  • bredboy Nov 14, 2010

    thanx for the info .Hope it works.

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Sounds like something you would watch on Paranormal TV. The turn stalk is also called a MFS which means multifunction switch. All of the wire ends to all of the turn lights and the Flash to Pass are in the MFS control head. If your steering column is like a "Common Ford product" the Hazard button is integrated with the MFS. Sometimes you can get the tailights to return to normal by pushing the Hazard button a half dozen times or so. This resets the points inside the switch and may cure your problem on the taillights.

A Headlight relay can also control the taillights. You may have a Headlight Relay shorting out and powering only the contacts for the taillights. Once your headlamp switch is flicked several times the Relay breaks loose and the lights go out.

Someone will have to remove the plastic cover from the steering column to check all the plugins to the MFS for the light problem. The control you are tapping for your absent minded steering column could be the source of that individual problem. The control has power and controls movement; all you need is moisture or corrosion and it will operate by itself. Check the plugins for that part too!

I guess in the Grand Scheme of Luxury things you need the Steering wheel to move when the Ignition is OFF. I would think it would only be designed to have power in ACC or RUN. You might want to check a JAG out on a car lot and see if it has power to the steering when the key is OFF.

I hope this was a great help to you. The Intermittent problems are the hardest to fix. A headlight relay is a good place to start after you try the Hazard button.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

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