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lawless
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From: Richmond, VA
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posted 01-08-2004 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi everyone!

I have a buddy that has had some electrical problems w/ his 99 Explorer.

It seems he shorted something out putting his dome light back together and now all of his interior lights, moonroof and power windows do not work. All of the dash lights, powered seats, door locks, cigarette lighters, etc still work.

We have gone through the owners manual and checked all of the fuses that we think are in the circuit and have struck out.

Any ideas where to look next??

chris

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MLariviere
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posted 01-09-2004 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did you check both fuse panels? There are two. One is under the dash, with blade type fuses and one under the hood by the master cylinder with bullet type fuses.{I am assuming this because that is how my F 150 is,I haven't looked at the wife's 2000 Explorer yet.} I bet you blew one of them,since multiple circuits are dead. If they are both good,you roasted a common body ground. The only way to find that is to trace circuits back.

I always unhook the battery now when I work near wiring on cars. That way you won't short the harness somewhere,which can be difficult to find. If it is a ground,look in the firewall to battery area.

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lawless
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posted 01-09-2004 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lawless   Click Here to Email lawless     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Mike,

All of the fuses are good on both panels. I know that ford has a habit of putting fusable links in some circuits....

We will check around the battery area and see what we can find.

Thanks!!!

Chris

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MLariviere
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posted 01-11-2004 09:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could try a jumper wire from the neg on the battery to different parts like the engine,body,frame,etc. to see if there is any difference.

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