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Dead short strong short drains battery quickly seems to have something to do w/ doom lights or door ajar ringer. can't locate ringer. Short stops when I remove #11 fuse. According to fuse panel #11 goes to radio/pwr ant/and instrument cluster

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  • HOUNCLAN Dec 30, 2008

    BATTERY DIES AFTER TURNING OFF CAR . BATTERY IS NEW, ALTERNATOR IS ALSO NEW. WHEN CONNECTING JUMPER CABLES THE NEGATIVE CABLE SPARKS. I THINK I HAVE A SHORT SOMEWHERE. WHAT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO LOCATE?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    have a drain on my batties key off... radio worhs, as do turn sg

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1999 Ford Explorer,Door ajar light & Chime goes on & off while driving,int lights & auto headlights won't shut off after car off & all doors closed.


Your best bet would be to find a Tech like this guy , with the right diagnostic equiment . Door Locks Go Crazy 1 Unless you know how to do automotive electrical testing . Your door ajar switch is a input to a body control module . or GEM as ford calls thiers .
Door Locks Go Crazy 2 Your auto lights are controlled pretty much the same .
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Do you know what DTC"S are ? diagnostic trouble codes ! You probably have a door ajar switch problem . You need a factory or professional type scan tool to check these codes
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Do you see how complex these systems can be for someone that doesn't deal with these problems on a daily base's ! Check for codes an if there are any , doing the diagnostic's associated with it . Without doing the diagnostic's you could replace parts all day long an not fix the problem .
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Where is the courtesy light switch in the drivers door on a 1998 Navigator


courtesy light switch , is door ajar switch an it's part of the door lock actuator . Light on coming on ? Not going off ? The ajar switch is a input to the GEM module , fords BCM - body control module . The GEM will energize a relay to turn on the lights .
The GEM will illuminate the interior lamps when any door is open or ajar. The interior lamps are; the dome lamp, the rear cargo lamp, the door courtesy lamp and the side rail lamps. The courtesy lamps will shut off when the doors are closed and the illuminated entry feature is not active or when the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph (8 km/h). The interior lamps will not be reactivated until the vehicle speed is less than 3 mph (5 km/h) and a new door open warning lamp switch is received.
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Interior light left on? A short somewhere in your electrical system. Dirty connection at battery. Possibly a light staying on because of bad door ajar switch?

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seems not, there are 7 switches to fail
A fact.(even 8 possible read on)

OP, car have alarm.?
or just door doom lamps and door switches
4 DOORS, called 5 in Europe for good reasons.

im looking now online see
if your BCM or alarm are involved
this step is always first

whats there is first.
(simple or complex)dig>?
just sold 04, day suzuki went bankrupt USA> gone.
i dont need no stink'n Yogo's here.
point is ,I have full DOCS on it. still PDFs max.

so I will pretend you said
1; USA CAR
2: NO ALARM
3;DOME FAILS.

SO WHAT CAN FAIL BESIDES WIRES? (YES ALL WIRES ON ALL CARS CAN FAIL. SO NO NEED TO SAY IT EVER)
5 switches shorted,do that.
or even the 2 dome manual mode switch turned on
by accident or bad.
no computers here.


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A mechanic would disconnect the battery and check it for a dead cell, then check the circuits on the car for a short or something on with everything switched off. Things like a stuck relay or light on.

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Go to each fuse box and pull 1 fuse at a time, check the change in the amperage reading, then plug it back in. If the reading drops to normal levels (below 50 milliamps) when a certain fuse is pulled, the problem is in the circuit powered by that fuse. Find the different components powered by that fuse and check them.

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