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#86 of 148 No Dash Lights/Rear Lights
Oct 27, 2009 (11:02 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Escort and I appear to have no brake lights, while they do not illuminate when I turn the front lights on, also the dash board lights do not work. However the head lights,radio,cigarette lighter still okay.
Strange in that I replaced a blown fuse (dash) yesterday and as soon as I turned key back on it blew right away.
I appear to have a similar problem to others in the thread and would be grateful for any help.
Thanks in advance.
#87 of 148 Re: No Dash Lights/Rear Lights [stealthmc]
Oct 27, 2009 (12:09 pm)
That is definitely a short.
You should be able to turn the lights on without having the key in the ignition. So, try replacing the fuse and turning on the running lights (no headlights, but marker, tail lights, and dash/console lights will illuminate). If it blows again, the short is in that circuit, if it it does not, the short is in something that is switched with the ignition. Also, you have "accessory" and "on"; does it blow at accessory, or at on?
I apologize that I cannot be more help; these electrical gremlins just require a lot of time and effort to hunt down. Also, do your brake lights not work (pressing brake pedal) or your tail lights, or both?
#88 of 148 Re: '94 Ford Escort LX Wagon [tazkbjr]
Nov 24, 2009 (7:14 pm)
The shut off switch is bad.I had the same problem and that is what it was.Good Luck J.L. Mooneyham
#89 of 148 A/C Blower and Wipers stay on with key removed.
Dec 18, 2009 (4:01 pm)
I have a 94 Ford Escort Wagon, 1.9L Automatic with the strangest problems. When I turn off the car and remove the key, the heater (A/C) blower and the windshield wipers will continue to operate. Also, the A/C button will light if pushed while fan is blowing, as when the car is running. These issues are not major; we just have to remember to turn everything off whenever we park the car.
I have checked the fuses and have even replaced the ignition switch with no luck. Has anyone seen anything like this or know where to start looking? I canít see a common component or relay that would cause this issue. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.
#90 of 148 Re: 97 ford escort electric issue [westside01]
Dec 24, 2009 (1:00 pm)
My 93 Escort LX is having a problem due to the rear hatch wiring. A broken wire there can definitely make the car have problems. In my case, I noticed that the rear window defroster switch started to stay lit, even when the defroster was off. If the car is running and you push down on the switch the word "ON" gets brighter and the rear window gets warm, as it should. If the car is off and you press the switch down the instrument panel warning lights all come on and the key in ignition buzzer can be heard. Nothing else on the dashboard, such as the the radio or heater fan seems to be activated by it. If you lift the rear hatch about a foot the switch light goes out and the warning icons will not light; it's acting as it should. ( I checked the hatch door switches, they're not the problem.) Today I found that if you start the car, engage the rear window defroster switch, you can take the key out of the ignition and it continues running! Press the switch so it is in the OFF position and the car stops running. Definitely there's a wire back feeding to other circuits. Today I removed the 10amp "Room" fuse and the problem went away. My guess is the wire for the inside light on the rear hatch door is the problem. Now I need to look inside the door. Any ideas how to pull that plastic panel off the rear hatch without breaking something?
#91 of 148 Re: A/C Blower and Wipers stay on with key removed. [prc_b]
Jan 30, 2010 (1:26 pm)
just started having the same issue on my 96 wagon. did you find the cause. some help would be great. thanks
#92 of 148 94 ford escort need help if u can
Mar 22, 2010 (4:42 pm)
my 94 escort dash lights and gages, the power seat belts, turn signals, all dont work. the head lights hazards and everything does work. all fuses are good the car doesn't start. i was driving and stoped to get gas and then it all happened i have no idea what the problem is. if anyone can help me with this that would be great.
#94 of 148 main fuse box
Apr 09, 2010 (4:09 pm)
i am not getting spark... a few months ago my 87 escort did not start, put in anew battery and it drained over night... so tested the alternator... it was bad so put in a new alternator. now i have a new but dead battery and a new alternator,, i had my car jumped to start it but it wouldnt start. i took off the fuel filter and it was clogged and old so i put in a new fuel filter... still not starting... then found that the fuel pump is not turning on and there is no spark under the hood. where would i find the main fuse box under the hood...?
#95 of 148 Wont Start very low spark
Jun 01, 2010 (12:36 pm)
1997 escort 2.0 died on the road at 60mph wont start very low spark at plug wire. Replaced coil pack no change pulled plug and primed with ether did not fire and yes I was very quick putting plug back in. Help!!!!! Is there an ignition control module?