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Electrical problems!

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Hi guys,

 

I bought a used Tc 2012, 160k kms on the clock last week. Everything was doing fine after a fix on the gas pedal that was done prior to the sale.

 

Yesterday, as I start the car, I noticed my headlights weren't turning on. Front fog lights aren't responding either, but the rears work. Also, left side turn signals don't work and the airbag light stays on in the cluster.

 

I could use some help :s

 

Thanks

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In the old days, Ford had poor quality switches.  The little spin dial on the dash didn't work properly, or the multi-function switch stalk on the steering column.  Some people were able to remove them and clean the contacts, and they worked again.  Some people simply installed new parts.  With any luck, you should be able to pickup those parts, install with a little dielectric grease, and you'll be back on the road.  No way any and all of those issues are on the same circuit, so it probably won't be fuse or relay.  Worst case scenario, it could be an issue with the Body Control Module which controls the lighting.  

 

As for the air bag light.....Not fun.  A lot of work.  Take apart all of the panels to get to the airbags, removing them, cleaning the contacts, and reassembling.  

 

 

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I tried replacing the fuse for healights im the engine compartment. It's a 15A fuse, and as soon as I put in a mew one, it popped right away. There must be a short somewhere..

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Is one of the bulbs shorted?   Sometimes when a bulb blows out you'll get a short.  Replacing the bulb solves the problem.  Remove the headlight bulbs and check them both with an ohm meter to see if you have a shorted one.  While you have the bulbs out, replace the fuse and see if it blows again

 

Don

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