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#180 of 506 I need help with a 2000 Hatchback Ford Focus(Electrical Problem)
Sep 13, 2008 (6:29 pm)
Well I checked the fuses and that's not it. what happened, he was taking his old battery out and putting a new battery in. but he put the battery in wrong. he put the red cable on the negative side and put the black cable on the positive side. when i went up to him he had just put them on. I said sh*t dude you put the cables on the wrong post. I didn't know that he didn't know nothing about cars I thought every guy did. anyway we put it back the right way and now he has no head lights, brake lights, power windows and the transmission go into lock mod. I hope that will help. but that's all I know what happened. I already checked the fuses and they are all good. Can you think of anything else.
#181 of 506 Re: I need help with a 2000 Hatchback Ford Focus(Electrical Problem) [z32ch
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2008 (6:58 pm)
Does the thing run?
#182 of 506 Re: 2002 ZTS Issues (71K miles) [denver_brownco]
Sep 24, 2008 (9:46 am)
Sounds like the same issue I have been fighting , any luck?
#183 of 506 Radio won't play says mute
Sep 28, 2008 (2:18 pm)
My radio in my 2004 Ford Focus will not play. It says mute. The clock does work. What's going on?
#184 of 506 Focus problems
Oct 14, 2008 (12:37 pm)
2005 Focus: Runs ok, but lights on insturment panel coming on; battery, seat belt, etc. lately we hear beeping,doors don't lock immediately anymore. Took it to mechanic where we bought the car-he couldn't find 'anything wrong'. Took it to another mechanic-same answer. Could there be a short somewhere? What now?
#185 of 506 Re: Focus problems [sandy18]
Oct 14, 2008 (12:53 pm)
That is why I have not taken the car in, I figure that thwy would want to change the battery or alternator, which both of these have been replaced. I disconnected the Alternator from the computer(PCM) and I thought for sure I had it fixed, but the problem came back. My next step is to clean up the grounds wire connections and see what happens.
#186 of 506 Re: Focus problems [sandy18]
Oct 14, 2008 (7:48 pm)
Have your battery cables load tested, this means to disconnect cables from battery, place load tester between batt post and pos cable and load up to rated cap of the alt. should not have more than 1/2 volt drop in pos side or neg side, I have found more problems on the neg side than the pos side. also check ALL body grounds. You are getting a feed back causing your goofy problems,a # of these items go through a thing called a GEM module, check the ground to this module.
Hope this helps you out,
#187 of 506 Re: Focus problems [oldfordmech]
Oct 16, 2008 (11:03 am)
OK ! Will try ! : )
#188 of 506 Ford Focus... continuing discussion
Oct 17, 2008 (12:30 pm)
About the screwed-up instrument panel: One poster suggested we try a load tester-can you buy one? How much is it? We asked a Ford mechanic about the problems, he wanted to replace the alternator. We'd like to try every available option b-4 going that (spendy) route.
#189 of 506 Ford Focus....lemon...???
Oct 24, 2008 (1:17 pm)
Ok; we needed to have the alternator replaced in our '05 Focus. After shelling out $$$ for that, we bring it home & have the same problems..beeping, speedometer not working, etc.!!! The mechanic who installed it said it must be the computer. The warranty is no longer effective, but doesn't the consumer have some recourse here? Anybody out there with Focus problems, & what did you do? This is running into serious $$$$$ !