Question about 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

The radio on my 2001 ford escape will not turn off when you turn the key off?

Posted by on

  • peck49
    peck49 Jun 08, 2012

    I know this is old but in case this helps anyone else, I though I'd post. It took me months to find the source of this issue in my 2003. Locate and pull the accessory power relay. It's in the inside cabin fuse box. Your manual labels it ACC in the diagram. In a 2003 Escape, it's right in the center of the fise panel. Use a multimeter, set to measure ohms, to look for a closed circuit on the non-energized relay crossing pins 3 & 5. You SHOULD see NO connection. IF you DO see a connection across 3 and 5, then your relay is stuck "closed" and this is why your radio stays on. Cheap, easy part to replace, but causes major headaches when it is bad.

    $13 part at Autozone. Cheaper if you order online.



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 56 Answers

Is it factory radio?if it is you have a bad ground,

Posted on Apr 03, 2011

  • glennjarman Apr 03, 2011

    It is the factory radio. Any idea where i would look for the bad ground?



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2001 ford escape wont start

Your Escape's battery is dead and needs replaced.


Jan 28, 2013 | 2001 Ford Escape

2 Answers

My dome light and radio do not work. on my 2001 Ford Escape

It almost sounds like an interuption in the security system. Have the vehicle tested by a dealer or qualified mechanic.

May 04, 2012 | 2001 Ford Escape

2 Answers

My 2001 ford escape"s radio, lighter and power

you had a short in wiring harness,or wiring is broken and trying to make contact.

Mar 26, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

My 2001 ford escape ignition would not turn off. I turned the ignition to off and was able to pull my key out but the engine is still running

You wore the ignition control by not turning the wheel before insertion of the key to free the lock, replacement warranted.

Mar 18, 2011 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

I have a 2001 Ford Escape. When I turn the car off the radio will not turn off, so my battery runs down. I assume there is some kind of short in the ignition so how difficult will this be to fix on my own?

there is a wire that runs from the radio to the ignition that controls that, you would need an electrical shop to check it out or you may have to turn the radio off each time you turn your car off. walter286

Dec 27, 2010 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Radio unlock procedure for 2001 ford escape cassette player please I have the code...thanks

Ford Code Entry Instructions

Once the unit has been turned on the display will show ' CODE - - - -'

Press preset [ 1 ] repeatedly for the first digit
Press preset [ 2 ] repeatedly for the second digit
Press preset [ 3 ] repeatedly for the third digit
Press preset [ 4 ] repeatedly for the third digit

To save the code press the [ 5 ] key to accept.

The set should now operate

Sep 09, 2010 | 2002 Ford Escape

1 Answer

Radio Code

write down your vin (under the windsheild on the dash) and either call or visit your local Ford dealership

Aug 16, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

1 Answer

2001 ford escape won't start

immobilizer has kicked in

Feb 22, 2009 | 2001 Ford Escape

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Ford Escape Logo

Related Topics:

409 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Ford Experts


Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers


Level 3 Expert

5546 Answers

Are you a Ford Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides