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#224 of 269 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [crazymom23kids]
Oct 26, 2011 (7:09 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 269 Re: Power windows, radio, fuel gauge, and check engine light on! [wog33]
Oct 31, 2011 (3:03 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.
#226 of 269 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [h8fords]
Nov 06, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Hi I have the same problem! How did you fix this problem? Please help, the constant beeping of the door ajar is driving me crazy!!
#227 of 269 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Electrical Problems
Nov 08, 2011 (6:48 pm)
I have a 2002 ford explorer xlt and when i was driving the suv started to loose power, the rpms wouldnt go over 2000, and it started to loose speed. It would start and drive with difficulty it would only go about ten mph and again the rpms wouldnt go over 2000. After it was towed home it would start and then stall, now it wont even start. I plugged the computer onto the truck and it read cylinder misfires, intake airflow sensor, and mass airflow sensor. I replaced the mass airflow sensor and charged the battery and it made no difference the truck has a full tank of gas and still refuses to turn over. I was told it could possibly be the coil packs or the ignition module. The coil packs are fine but could it be the ignition module and what other possible problems could it have? has anyone had these problems with their explorer? If so how was it fixed? PLEASE HELP I NEED MY TRUCK BACK!
#228 of 269 Re: 2002 Ford Explorer XLT Electrical Problems [kelseyxo]
Nov 09, 2011 (9:26 pm)
Had the same issue with mine. The exhaust Y pipe with the catalytic converter was the issue. It was not cheap!!!!
Nov 14, 2011 (3:56 pm)
Yeah, it sounded to me like the cats were plugged. This will slow the engine right down due to back pressure, the exhaust can't get out of the engine. Check that first.....
#230 of 269 Re: Electric problems with 2003 Ford Explorer XLT [h8fords]
Nov 22, 2011 (9:35 am)
Excellent post. I am having the same problem. I can only raise and lower my windows with the door all the way open.
How did you get to the wires inside the boot? Did you cut it off?
I appreciate your help.
#231 of 269 Re: 95 Explorer 4x4 lights blink-windows don't work [dchamberlain]
Nov 29, 2011 (8:15 pm)
Did you get it fixed? I have same issues. Windows worked periodically then quit all together. Interior dome light doesn't work, 4X4 lights flash and will not work. ???
#232 of 269 Re: 95 Explorer 4x4 lights blink-windows don't work [librtr211]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:53 am)
I highly suspect the Body Control Module. It's rare, but if they go bad, this kind of inexplicable stuff happens. What I recommend is a full reboot, which means disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then rehook. If it continues, you may want to pursue that course. It's hard to find, and quite expensive though - I had this problem in an 06, and sold the car. Got a much better 07. I believe the module is behind a plastic panel somewhere in the rear driver's side. Not positive on that.
#233 of 269 Radio Moonroof and windows stopped working
Dec 11, 2011 (2:40 pm)
Yesterday after I started my car and warmed it up, My radio, power windows,interior lights and moonroof stopped working. I checked all fuses and relays. They all seem to be fine. Any ideas out there?