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#272 of 282 electrical problems 2008 ford explorer sports trac
Aug 14, 2013 (6:09 am)
This week my 2008 ford sports trac started having electrical problems. My dash board lights up like a christmas tree then goes away, having surge issues too and now my dash is going black and then coming back on. You can also hear a relay clicking on an off and my door locks go on an off. Is this just a sensor gone bad or wiring coming loose or big bucks to fix issue. I'm also getting a constant tire sensor fault light, not tire pressure low, not sure if thats real or not either. I am never at a good place to check my head lights as to if they come on when dash goes out. Can any one tell if they are. All of these issues are during the work dive to and from home haven't gone out at night yet, not willing to risk it ( no lights that is).
#273 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [nvbanker]
Aug 14, 2013 (12:40 pm)
No, I didn't connect the cables backwards. But, what you mention is still a possibility. I will try and check this out.
#274 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [bivins]
Aug 14, 2013 (4:44 pm)
Could be the PATS security system needs to be reset.
It does run now, right?
#275 of 282 Re: No interior buttons work after getting a jump. [explorerx4]
Aug 15, 2013 (7:13 pm)
Do you happen to know how to reset the PATS security system? The truck still runs correctly. Just no button on any door works. The radio is after market, so I cannot comment on whether or not it works properly as others have experienced. The alarm still works, it just doesn't lock and unlock the doors. The outside buttons work for setting and un-setting the alarm, but won't work the door locks.
Unfortunately, the window was rolled down when I jumped the car. And there was no way to roll it back up. I had to remove the door panel and supply power to the motor just to roll it up manually.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#276 of 282 2002 explorer eddie bauer
Aug 23, 2013 (2:09 pm)
I have a 2002 explorer eddie bauer 4.6 v8, my door ajar alarm keeps going off even though the doors are closed.Is there a sensor or something that needs replacing??????
#277 of 282 97 Explorer Sport Pass brake light out
Sep 09, 2013 (6:14 pm)
Bulb is good, drivers side works, turn signal, running light and emerg flashers all work. Suggestions?
#278 of 282 Re: 2002 explorer eddie bauer [wingnut1958]
Sep 14, 2013 (5:45 pm)
There is a sensor in the bottom hinge. Shoot a liberal amount of WD-40 in there all over and open & close the door a few times. That may fix it.
#279 of 282 Re: 2002 ford explo locks and more [kdarmon58]
Oct 01, 2013 (6:02 am)
Kevin- I am having the same issue. Did you ever find out the problem?
Oct 07, 2013 (9:03 pm)
i own a ford explor 97 keyless not pats. ive been researching all night, and would i be correct in assuming that cutting the darkgreen/ purple wire under the dash, and splicing it too the ground will disable the alarm and allow me too start the car without the fob? i really need it for work. im starting a new job 2morrow. and i promise im not steeling it lol