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#130 of 355 Re: please help! Interior lights wont go off after car is off and locked! [fordsux]
May 31, 2009 (5:22 am)
check fuse # 16- I copied and pasted a repair that I already posted on here
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Headlights and Blower motor stay on when the car is off by tkelly1740
Aug 09, 2008 (6:50 am)
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I finally got this fixed. There is a technical service bulletin on this from Ford and here is the fix. Fuse # 16 is blown therefore the ignition off signal is not being sent to the front end module. Pin # 11 (Windstar wiring diagram) on wiring harness C-239 is shorted. The diagram will show you where the wire goes to a front harness on the fuse box from the back of the instrument cluster. I simply cut the wire at both ends and ran a new wire. I have a 1999 Windstar- hope this helps. I spent 2 weekends looking for this and finally figured it out- cost nothing to fix and only took about 30 minutes. It did take me about 3 hours to put the car back together though.
#131 of 355 Re: please help! Interior lights wont go off after car is off and locked! [captbly]
May 31, 2009 (11:56 am)
THANK You for your help. This is information i can pass on to My dad that is able to fix the problem if he just knows what it is. I will have alternater checked first and check a few fuses.,. I cant bieleve how many people are having problems with their van! Ford should do something before someone burns that place/places down.
#132 of 355 Re: Electrical Problem [katinhat]
May 31, 2009 (12:40 pm)
i am having the same problem with my 98 windstar. I have no idea why, But recently my dome lights and all other interior lights stay on while the car if off and locked up. I have to unhook battery so it wont drain overnight! Some guy told me that alternator could be the broblem. However it has to be in the door latches. Maybe even the hatch. My door open lights wont go off now and its so frusterating. So Im going to start by replacing door latches 1 at a time. Only thing that seems to be the problem with the lights as one guy said. Something to do with it the door latch doesnt catch fully then the sensor doesnt sense it. ? im not a mechanic but sounds pretty legit to me. Good luck and please let me know if you figure n e thing out.
#133 of 355 Re: Electrical problem draining battery [widge3]
May 31, 2009 (12:42 pm)
wow! That must be why when i bought the van the seat wires were cut and you cant move it up or down. hmmm someone knew about this and still sold me a lemon! Im pisses!
#134 of 355 Re: 2000 Ford Windstar Electrical Probs [cdog707]
Jun 02, 2009 (5:27 pm)
was just lookin thru archive and found this. im sure you had it fixed bt now but if not its a master cylinder leak that is shorting out your wire harness below.
#135 of 355 Re: please help! Interior lights wont go off after car is off and locked! [fordsux]
Jun 02, 2009 (5:44 pm)
Well the interior light problem is very common. Your ford dealer lied. Imagine that!One of your door latches isn't working properly. On my 2000 windstar its the passanger sliding doors rear latch. you have to spray a lot of WD40 (or other penetrating spray lube) into each door (including the two hatch door locks, Left & Right sides and 2 latches on each sliding door) lock, then open and close each door just after its sprayed several times. After the sticking latch is loose and the lights go off you need to spray white lithium grease in to each latch to keep it lubed. But dont be fooled it will stick again! I have to redo mine every few months or so depending on weather exposure etc.
#136 of 355 Re: please help! Interior lights wont go off after car is off and locked! [van7188]
Jun 02, 2009 (8:59 pm)
thank you! I will do that... You sound like you figured it out and im very happy! Ford wanted 100 dollars an hr to figure out what it could be. Geez do they know this sire exsists and that we help each other stop investing into ford
#137 of 355 electrical t.v./entertainment system
Jun 05, 2009 (5:28 am)
Just recently purchased used 2002 windstar SES. The rear speakers dont work on the radio or cd mode. The Ford entertainment system t.v. / VCR screen doesnt come on and no sound but the VCR plays the tape. Any idea's. Also the A/C really works good in front but not cold in rear. Fan blows good and heat works.
#138 of 355 Amber ABS and red brake warning lights light occassionally.
Jun 05, 2009 (10:15 pm)
My 2000 Ford Windstar's passenger side wheel hit a curb and damaged the wheel bearing. I had the bearing replace. But now on occassion the amber ABS and red brake warning lights light up simultaneously on my instrument panel. They light randomly, but always simultaneously regardless of driving condition. This problem did NOT exist prior to replacing the wheel bearing.
The brake fluid reservoir is full, and the brakes seem to operate just fine. I cleaned the electrical contacts on the brake fluid level sensor and pressure sensor. I even disconnected the negative battery cable for several minutes to clear the brake computer and that didn't resolve the issue either.
I then removed the front passenger wheel. I inspected the large wheel bearing nut to ensure it was tight. I also inspected the ring to ensure it was free of damage and that it had all its teeth. Finally the sensor wire seemed in good condition.
What could possibly cause this problem? Could I possibly have damaged the front passenger wheel sensor when I hit the curb? Any ideas??? Thanks.
#139 of 355 Re: Amber ABS and red brake warning lights light occassionally. [sieglinde]
Jun 08, 2009 (8:57 pm)
The problem with your car has nothing to do with hitting the curb. On these windstar's there was a problem with the ABS module. They were made defective. Over time they warp and become problematic. There is a whole website dedicated to this (www.fordwindstarrecall.info) Anyways when you buy the replacement part make sure its BRAND NEW not used otherwise it will continue to have problems. And make sure you buy the correct year because they vary. Good Luck