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#216 of 282 Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT
Aug 29, 2011 (9:41 am)
Ever since I have had my 2003 Ford Explorer I have had NUMEROUS electrical issues. 1st off, the door ajar always being on, I just read the WD-40 post and will try that. 2nd, my driver's window suddenly stopped working. I am not convinced this is a motor issue as it worked. I turned my car off, restarted the car about 10 minutes later and then it wouldn't roll down. If it was truly a motor issue I would think there would've been some sign, like rolling down sluggishly, or making a noise. I checked the fuse/breaker, and it was fine. 3rd, I have a constant "clicking" from my heat/a/c. This summer, the air wouldn't work one day, I turned it up all the way, now the air works, and the heat won't. I'm thinking this may be an issue with a relay? Any input on this?
#217 of 282 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [gadgetgirl963]
Aug 30, 2011 (5:33 pm)
My '02 has had the same problem, usually after heavy rain.
It happened yesterday, so I used some WD-40.
Thanks for the tip.
Got any good ideas for CD's stuck in the CD changer?
#218 of 282 Re: Door Ajar light and Interior Lights. [explorerx4]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 10, 2011 (3:04 pm)
You can the tricks in the How to Remove a Stuck CD discussion, but usually the tricks work better for players instead of changers.
#219 of 282 Explorer is freaking out-Electrical issues
Sep 15, 2011 (7:35 am)
My car wont come out of park if the air is on, plus hazard lights are stuck on in the cluster, if I turn air off I can get car out of park but now my air wont blow regardless of what gear it's in. It's on and cold but not blowing. Also the cluster light is not working so I cannot see anything at night and when I use directionals the clock light area blinks. We've disconnected battery and checked fuses but has not fixed anything. Any suggestions? It's a 2001 Explorer XLT with 143K miles.
#220 of 282 Electrical, Heating problems
Sep 22, 2011 (7:51 am)
I have been on this Forum for 1hour now (just registered) and this is crazy that I'm having the majority of these problems on my 2002 FORD EXPLORER worse puchase ever and I have an Extended Warranty. I have electrical problems with the locks switching on an off Lights not turning off, dashboard lights on, 4/4 that won't engage I recently had to get a new Transmission rebuilt from the dealership an I'm still having problems with it, This is a disgrace that this many people are having the same problems with FORD. They should really recall there vehicles especially the FORD EXPLORER What do you think?? This is just insane, ( Oh I forgot about the heat problem not working) I see there's mutiple people on different sites with this problem, FORD this is an Disgrace to your American made product.
#221 of 282 Re: Electrical, Heating problems [ctd69wyz]
Sep 23, 2011 (1:29 pm)
You have a ten year old vehicle that is still covered under an extended warranty? How did you get that?
#222 of 282 Re: Electrical, Heating problems [ctd69wyz]
Oct 06, 2011 (9:33 am)
First of all, you have a 10 year old car. They don't run perfectly forever. Secondly, you act as if every Ford made is just like yours, they're not. I've had 8 explorers since 1994, and most of them have been amazingly good and tough. A couple of them had transmission problems, but one was seriously wrecked. They're excellent SUVs, best engineered and designed in the world, and put together fairly well. Yours is an old dud, get over it and get rid of it. No company makes 100% perfect cars, especially after being in service 10 years.
#223 of 282 Power windows, radio, fuel gauge, and check engine light on!
Oct 15, 2011 (5:36 am)
As I was driving I hit a small pothole and the radio went off, fuel gauge stopped working, and power windows stopped working! Now check engine light is on! Any suggestions on problem. All fuses seem to be in working order...
#224 of 282 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [crazymom23kids]
Oct 26, 2011 (6:09 am)
As far as No Power to Windows.. I just fixed this problem last night.
The wiring harness that goes form door to the body of the car is crap !
I found 3 broken wires hidden underneath the rubber boot that goes from the door to the body. The power wire for the windows, the main ground wire, and a 3rd smaller wire all were broken.
For some reason, the wire is cheap, and by opening and closing the door all the time it weakens the wires when they bend and they just break. I fixed all 3 of the wires, and now.. the windows work, the door locks work, the mirrors work, and best of all, the FREAKIN door Ajar light issue that I have had for over a year, is resolved as well.
Guess this is a common problem with these Fords, and a major headache.
Good luck !!
#225 of 282 Re: Power windows, radio, fuel gauge, and check engine light on! [wog33]
Oct 31, 2011 (2:03 pm)
I had a Buick do this once - it turned out to be a staple through a section of the wiring harness that had worn through the insulation and had shorted out the wires. Problem was finding it. And the other problem is, the windows won't go down, and the A/C won't work, presenting a real problem in the summer! I had to drive around with the door open to breathe.