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#2756 of 2921 Ford Mustang 2005 4.6V8 UK Owner
Jan 08, 2009 (10:12 am)
New to this forum but thought somebody may be able to shed some light on my problem. I am from the UK and drive a 2005 Ford Mustang 4.6 V8. Everything has been fine with the car up until today. I have collected the children from school and came back to the car. I unlocked the doors with the remote and opened the drivers door. Both the driver and passenger doors then went down by themselves. No power to the vehicle at all was present. I never thought anything of it and started the vehicle and put the windows back up with no problems. I then decided to go to our local shops and when i stopped the car and opened one of the doors the same thing happened again. Both windows came down. I now find that I cannot leave the vehicle because as soon as I take the key out of the ignition and open a door both windows go down. I have tried to shut the doors, lean into the car, put the key in the ignition and remove (thus giving the car the 10 minutes of power before shut down) then closing the windows and locking the car, which works until the 10 minutes elapses and the windows come down and consequently the alarm starts to sound.
Not sure if it is relevant but we have had some pretty bad weather here recently (i.e. frost, ice and rain). Please could anyone help as I am stuck with a car on my drive that I am unable to lock or put the windows up!!!
#2757 of 2921 Re: Ford Mustang 2005 4.6V8 UK Owner [Nik_Turner]
Jan 15, 2009 (11:08 am)
That bad weather might be affecting your electrical system. Not sure what you can do yourself to remedy it. One tip, though. You don't have to reach in with your key to put the windows up. Just put the key in the door lock after everyone's existed the vehicle then twist and hold in the "LOCK" position until the windows roll up.
Since you're in the UK, you might even be able to just hold the "LOCK" button on your keyfob to get the windows to go up. We don't get that feature in the States.
#2758 of 2921 Sure is dead around here!
Jan 15, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Nobody's excited about the 2010 Mustang? Having seen it in person, I think it's a great progression from the '05-'09 Stang. The rear takes some getting used to, but it looks much better in person than in pictures. The interior is very nice!
#2759 of 2921 Re: Sure is dead around here! [tayl0rd]
Jan 16, 2009 (11:50 am)
I still like the '05-'09 look better. I don't see a "great" progression.
I'll stick with my '06 for a while.
#2760 of 2921 Re: Sure is dead around here! [gzgtp]
Jan 16, 2009 (12:40 pm)
I think the 2010 looks better in every dimension - inside and outside. If they'd just make a Boss 302 in Grabber Blue/black I'd have a hard time saying no.
#2761 of 2921 Re: Sure is dead around here! [gzgtp]
Jan 18, 2009 (10:56 am)
I don't see a "great" progression.
You will once you see it in person. I loved the look of my '05, but I still love the look of the new one, too. And you have to admit the interior is much nicer. The only thing I'd change is for it to still have the round vents in the center of the dash. They've also removed the center power outlet, so no more Push Button start mod (on the dash.)
#2763 of 2921 Re: Sure is dead around here! [tayl0rd]
Jan 29, 2009 (6:47 am)
Saw it in person, still stand by my initial statement. Sorry. Different strokes for different folks.
Apr 17, 2009 (8:03 pm)
They had a GT convertible and a Shelby GT500 Coupe on display at the NY Auto show. Personally I LOVE the new rear end of the car. I really dig the styling too. I swore off American cars a long time ago and the '10 Mustang GT is making me think otherwise. I'm a BMW nut, but the idea of a 325 lb-ft torque V8 is simply seductive. I'm still a long way away from buying a car as my '01 Honda Prelude Type SH has almost 110,000 miles on it and shows no signs of fading anytime soon.
Therein lies my biggest concern. How well will this car hold up over time? I'm not too worried about the engine or transmission, but how well are Mustangs screwed together? When I buy a car I plan to keep it for 10 years. I'm scared of domestic service departments too. I've always gotten a loaner car (I know this varies by dealer) from my Honda service dept (when I serviced it there for 6 years) and when I bring my wife's X3 in for service, they just blow me away with how accomodating they are.
Is there anyone out there in edmundsland that has a high mileage V8 Mustang with a stick?
Apr 17, 2009 (8:03 pm)
Why did Ford only make this car with a 5 speed manual, no 6 speed stick?