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#60 of 143 Escort door problems!
May 02, 2008 (5:10 am)
Hi, thanks before hand to whoever is reading!
Recently had a smash on my, 1.4 ford escort lx (1997). The doors were destroyed, when the insurance came through, i bought another 1.6 ford escort zetec (ghia 1998.
I decided to change the doors, when realizing they where electric windows/mirror
central locking was what i already had!, didnt have the other 2
I first stripped the floor from the 1.6 version and got the cable that runs throught bringing power to the doors. the problem is, that once i connected it all properly onto my other ford. I connected the window switches( the windows dont work), connected the mirror switches , those dont work either .. neither does the central locking .. which used to work before i took the doors out!... what could it be!
i checked the fuses, put the 4 doors on just incase there was a broken circuit if the doors wernt all connected.. but nothing .. if theres somthing ive done wrong .. any connections that must be on to work... please let me know
if anybody could possibly help please do so .. as i realllyy dont know what to do anymore!
#61 of 143 Re: 99 Escort Alarm issue [mickey_mac8]
May 12, 2008 (6:11 am)
I just bought a 98 Escort ZX2 and have been having the same problem. The alarm sounds sporadically (sometimes at 1 or 2 in the morning!!) for no reason at all. Sometimes as soon as we shut it off and go back in the house it goes off again. I thought maybe an animal was jumping on the car and causing it to sound, but I was looking right at it the other day and there was nothing around to cause it to go off. Any ideas?
#62 of 143 94' ford escort problems
May 23, 2008 (1:54 pm)
A couple of months ago the first speed of my wipers went out...no big deal.
but now when you leave the lights on or the keys in the 'alarm' no longer goes off.
the other day i tired to install an ew radio since my had been stolen and i hvnt had one for about a year...it wont work!!! wont even turn on...i have no idea whats wrong..fuses are all good.
#63 of 143 Re: 93 Ford Escort wire diagram? [amollohan]
Jun 05, 2008 (11:59 am)
you can find the wiring and repair an install in chiltons repair manual..the pump is under the back seat..there is a 'fuse'' in the 'wiring harness' connected to the fuel pump.
but i need your help..i need to know where the 'vacuum lines' go to an from the 'air idle controller ..ontop of the manifold..i also need the oem numbers on a 'egr tub'..it called a vacuum resevroir
#64 of 143 '95 Escort LX electrical issues
Jun 25, 2008 (3:46 pm)
So, I just got this used '95 escort and everything seemed to work. I spent the last two days putting in my own speakers and stereo. I tested the system after each connection, and everything worked great. Then, during the process of pushing the actual stereo unit into the dash, I must have been too rough with it, because now:
- The stereo does not even turn on. (even though all my connections seem to be ok.)
- The automatic seatbelts don't move, or try to move erratically.
- I was able to move the power side mirror to the up and to the right, but it won't move down or to the left.
- The two little dome lights in the ceiling don't work.
- The tail lights don't light (only the brake lights)
- The dash lights don't come on with the headlights anymore.
- The beeping noise does not sound when you open the door.
- The AC doesn't seem to be cold anymore. (But this could be my imagination.)
Fuses seem OK, and replacing them doesn't seem to do anything anyway. Wipers and other things on the fusebox seem OK. I've heard that fuseboxes often fail on Escorts, but I can't see why that would have resulted from my mucking with the stereo. I'm quite discouraged and eager to get this fixed. Any ideas?
#65 of 143 98 Ford Escort main fuse
Sep 26, 2008 (3:48 pm)
The alternator went out on my 98 escort. I replaced the battery and the alternator ( the parts store said they both tested bad) and now the main 100 amp fuse in the fuse box by the battery keeps blowing. Not sure what would cause this. I could use any ideas about what to look for ...I am lost. Thanks
It's a 98 Ford Escort
2.0 L engine
#66 of 143 indicators problem
Oct 04, 2008 (3:00 am)
i bought an escort 1.8gti iam having a problem with my indicators. my right side indicators work fine my left side indicators just dont work.ive checked the bulbs they havnt blown. ive put my hazards on to see if they work then and its only my right that works what can i do.
Oct 08, 2008 (5:53 am)
i have a escort 1.6 lx 1995, the temp gauge does not work, any reasons why, or where i should look, thanks
#68 of 143 Electrical Problems with 89 Hatchback
Nov 03, 2008 (10:28 am)
I have an 89 Hatchback which is in great condition...50k original miles!
Just last week, the aftermarket radio and cabin lights stopped working. I first thought of the fuses and checked them out.
The cabin lights fuse (15amp) was fried. I replaced it and as soon as I touch the new fuse in, it sparks and fries another. Does anyone know how I can trace what might be causing the short?
I checked the radio fuse (15amp) and it looked good, but I replaced anyway. No power. I removed the radio to check wiring, etc. All looked good. No in-line fuses. Any ideas on what could be causing the outtage?
I appreciate the ideas/help. Thanks,
#69 of 143 Re: Interior lights and radio issue [misty7]
Nov 03, 2008 (10:41 am)
Did you ever determine what was causing your problem? I have an 89 hatchback with no interior lights and radio. All were working fine until last week.