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#275 of 490 Electrical problems - Central timing module?
Sep 06, 2009 (2:05 pm)
I have a Ford Focus Ghia Estate 1989CC V reg (2000) which all of a sudden
developed electrical faults as follows: rear and number plate lights don't work
at all; parking lights and side lights don't come on when the light switch is
moved to their respective position; the warning buzzer that sounds when the
lights are left switch on doesn't sound; and the instrument panel illumination
doesn't come on. All the other lights work OK (headlamps -low and high beam-,
indicators, break, fog and reverse lights, interior lights) and the screen wipers
work OK (including intermittent mode). The horn works OK and all the warning
lights in the instrument panel come up as expected. The fuses appear to be OK
in both the engine fuse box and the central fuse box. Any ideas?
#276 of 490 2001 Ford Focus SE Brake lights
Sep 11, 2009 (12:17 pm)
have a 2001 Ford Focus SE Manual Transmission. The brake lights don't work yet the fuse, brake switch, flashers and running lights funtion properly. What could be the cause of the brake lights not functioning?
I did check the power to the brake switch, the switch is good.
What could be the problem?
Thanks in advance,
Sep 11, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Do your brake lights & flashers use the same bulb ? I've slept since then. If they do, your brake lights go through your turn-signal switch. check for power from brake light sw going up into ts sw & back out to the rear. Hope this helps
#278 of 490 Re: NO CRANK [rinse]
Oct 10, 2009 (10:18 am)
I'm curious to know if you found out the problem. I've a 2001 focus that is doing the same thing and I'm thinking it's the starter. I hope not though as the starter looks like a bear to get off.
Oct 10, 2009 (11:32 am)
TO TEST THIS
get a cheap digital volt meter, test battery voltage, should be about 12.5 or better. next make sure BOTH ends of battery cables are CLEAN & TIGHT. Next have another person turn key to start pos while you read for 12 volts at small wire at starter relay. this relay may be mounted to the inner fender well or it may be mounted to the starter.If you have 12 volts on big red cable at the starter and the small wire has 12 volts with key in start pos, and nothing happens, replace starter. If no voltage on small wire, this could be 1. ign switch 2. neutral start switch if auto trans or 3. clutch depress
switch if standard shift. Hope this helps. Cliff.
#280 of 490 Door ajar light stays on
Oct 24, 2009 (12:06 pm)
Our 2005 Focus SE sedan has 97,000 miles on the odometer. Recently the door ajar light on the dashboard has been staying permanently lit, even after we make sure all of the doors are shut. The car is scheduled to go in for service this coming Monday, but we don't want to mention this to the service people until we have an idea of what is causing it. Thank you.
Oct 24, 2009 (2:12 pm)
You have a small switch that attaches to each door latch, it could be ft. or back if 4 dr.
this switch has a plunger that is not returning all the way out when door is closed. This switch was available for 2000 modles so I would think it still should be for 2005. Sometimes they could be an SOB to replace, getting your hand at the right angle and still be able to turn it to get it out and then reverse. It goes into a mounting hole in the latch then you must turn it to lock it in. If it;s a 4 dr. a computer scanner can tell you which door latch is the bad one. Hope this helps, Cliff
#283 of 490 Re: Strong jerk and Multifunction Light When Tap Brakes [focusjohn]
Nov 06, 2009 (3:01 pm)
hello i was just wondering if u found out what was going on with your car because mine is doing the same thing!!!
#284 of 490 Re: Strong jerk and Multifunction Light When Tap Brakes [focusjohn]
Nov 06, 2009 (3:45 pm)
helo did u ever find what wrong with your focus i am having the same problem which i will be taking my car to a dealership to diagnose but i dont wanna pay the 100 bucks they are charging me and then they will tell me im crazy!! hehehe please help i get that big jerk then my multi-function transaxle light turns off then turns back on! and thats when my car goes off.. .help help!!!