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Elect. put n new battery, accidentally touched cables to wrong posts, now dome light doesnt work radio doesnt work and power locks only work when ignition is turned on, checked all fuses and they are all good, what else could it be

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  • carlosdennys Feb 01, 2009

    i just bought a pre-owned 2003 Escape and came with the same problem, I looked for the fusible link but couldn't find it



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Did you test the fusible link?
It's a smaller gauge wire that comes off of the + terminal of the battery post.

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