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#83 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [dcoomer]
Aug 03, 2011 (2:33 pm)
Fords are very well known for having radio problems, I went through 3 on our 2004 Limited until I said screw this and replaced it with an aftermarket head unit. Do yourself a favor and just buy an aftermarket radio. They sound better and you'll never have a problem with it. Dont know what to tell you about your door locks, sounds like the actuator works fine, it may be an alarm issue.
#84 of 101 Re: 2001 Escape Radio dead after new battery [01escapeowner]
Aug 08, 2011 (12:52 pm)
Escapes have electrical issues when the battery is disconnected. Look in the fuse panel for the "room" fuse and replace. Might solve the radio issue. This fuse tends to blow when the battery is disconnected.
#85 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [darcasto]
Aug 08, 2011 (12:58 pm)
Try replacing the fuse marked "ROOM" in the fuse panel. For some reason this fuse blows when you disconnect the battery!!!
#86 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [missymud1]
Sep 23, 2011 (3:42 pm)
Which fuse is the room fuse. I have looked through both fuse boxes and non of them are marked room. I had some AC work done this week and they disconnected the battery - now I have no audio. Radio powers on and off, moves through the various prompts, appears okay except no sound.
#87 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [spudwalker]
Sep 27, 2011 (2:54 pm)
Look in your owner's manual if you have one, it tells you there. It is the fuse (#27 I think?) that is at the bottom next to the black relay. It also fuses your GEM module and the cluster assembly. Good luck!
#88 of 101 2003 ford escape limited
Oct 18, 2011 (9:49 am)
Having a problem finding the correct wiring harness for my new to me suv. All the stores I have gone to find the plug with just one plug but it needs more since my suv came with the 6 disc changer. Has anyone had trouble finding the right one and if you found the right one where did you find it at?
#89 of 101 2001 Ford Escape XLT Radio Issue
Nov 30, 2011 (10:55 am)
I have a bit of a weird issue going on with the factory oem 6-disc changer in my escape. When you start the vehicle, the radio comes on with sound and working great. But when I put the vehicle in gear and take my foot off the brake, the radio shuts off; no power to the radio. But when I put my foot back on the brake while still in gear, the radio comes back on only to shut right back off as soon as I release the brake. When I put the vehicle in park, the radio comes back on and stays on without me pressing the brake. Obviously there's a short somewhere. I was wondering if anyone had any idea of where to begin in pinpointing the cause. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
#90 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [davicho]
Dec 30, 2011 (11:25 am)
I finally took a look at a 2004 vs a 2005 fuse map in the different years owners manuals and found that there are seveal differences between them. I see the fuse that is #27 in the 2004 and their is no similar fuse with those same functions in the 2005. The term GEM module is not used either. Every fuse I have pulled and looked at and tested has been okay. I bought a new radio, installed it, and still have the same functions; power to the screen, changes CD's, radio stations, etc - still no audio. The battery has been unhooked and reconnected before, but may try it again.
#91 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [darcasto]
Feb 13, 2012 (12:15 am)
Did you ever get this issue fixed? I'm having exactly the same problem with my 2002 Escape XLS.
#92 of 101 Re: ford escape radio problems [agamtoks]
Feb 13, 2012 (8:09 am)
Tried everything suggested. Checked all fuses. Unhooked battery. Had transmission linkage work done at dealership and asked them to check it out - they recommended a new radio. I bought a salvage radio and still have the same result. The lights showing that the radio, cd, etc are on all work but no SOUND.