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Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang SVT Cobra, Coupe, Convertible
Apr 23, 2012 (8:37 pm)
I have 2001 Mustang. We started having problems after leaving it sit for about 6 months. Car wouldn't start replaced battery. Worked for 2 days. Replaced alternator. Worked for 3 days. Took battery to be tested ... dead exchanged for new battery. worked for 1 day. Took battery, alternator and starter off to be tested. All Good. So what else could be draining the battery?
#187 of 200 Re: Dead Battery [kathie6971]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 24, 2012 (6:34 am)
Parasitic Drain perhaps---here's a good tutorial on how to track down such a problem:
Apr 30, 2012 (8:04 pm)
I have a 2005 Mustang. I went to my daughter today and when I backed out of the drive there was a strange noise, like the brakes were sticking. When I put it into drive everything seemed fine. While I was driving home I noticed I was low on gas and decided to stop at the next station which was about 6 block away. After about 3 blocks the low fuel indicator came on and when it did, the radio and lights turned off. After about 30 seconds everything came back on. I pulled into the gas station and turned off the car and filled up the tank. When I got back in the car started just fine but the fuel gage still showed empty. Then when I tried to put the car into gear it wouldn't move. I tried to pull the emergency brake and it was frozen. I noticed the radio wasn't on. I turned the car off and got out. No dome light. No chime even though the key was in the ignition. I pushed the door lock button to unlock the passenger side and it didn't work. I tried the key fob but nothing. I opened the hood thinking it must be electrical and maybe if I disconnected the battery it would be ok. But I realized I don't have any tools in this car. So looking around under the hood I unplug whatever it is in front of the fuse box, plugged it back in and then went back into the car and it started right up, the gages started working, the lights and radio came on and the door lock button and FOB were working. I closed the hood and drove home. The car ran perfectly all the way home (about 10 miles) but now the engine light is on.
This is the first problem I have ever had with this car.
Does anyone know what might have caused this? It has been raining like cats and dogs all day. And what did I unplug and why did it make a difference?
#189 of 200 Re: 2005 Mustang GT Electrical Issues [zubygirl50]
Jul 15, 2012 (10:28 pm)
Don't know if you found out what was causing the trouble, the battery drain. I have an 06 Mustang and my husband said the glove box light was staying on , so he adjusted it so it would go off when the door closed. Try pulling the bulb to test it and see if that works.
#190 of 200 Re: 2006 Mustang GT massive electrical failure [cps432]
Nov 04, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Hey I have a 2006 Mustang that is having the same problem at the moment, the water leaks in and soaks the box and causes problems with the head lights. At first they would never shut off, and no when the defrost is turned on the high beams come on on their own. Have you had any luck fixing this problem?
#191 of 200 2004 mustang v6
Dec 23, 2012 (5:59 pm)
My batterie is charge ,car wont start all electrical dont work , when i put the key to on the car i can hear the fuel pump priming on the cluster only seat light and baterrie light comes on , all the fuses are good and with my test light connected to the ground baterrie all fuses have power .
#192 of 200 Re: 2004 mustang v6 [yanlaf]
Dec 23, 2012 (6:00 pm)
Wont turn over either
#193 of 200 electrical surge problem-1994 ford mustang GT v8
Dec 29, 2012 (7:35 am)
I have a ford mustang with a major electrical problem ever since I was cut off and rear ended a car knocking down my whole bumper, and messing up a headlight, I had them replaced and the bumper bent back up into place, and the passenger side window motor replaced. And now my car while driving over charges it self in surges, very high electrical surges making my heater and lights much stronger and cutting off my radio eventually blowing out my alternator and a 30 fuse, we have replaced both of those twice thinking it was the alternator but it must be something else. Also when I turn left or hit bumps my dome light flashes on. And there is air from my engine coming in through my defrost and below my dash while driving that smells like oil not radiator, and the vacuum hoses are all good.. Please help me with these mysteries..!!!! It's a 1994 GT FORD MUSTANG V8.
#194 of 200 Re: electrical surge problem-1994 ford mustang GT v8 [mustang94]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2012 (9:51 am)
Has anyone load-tested your battery and also checked the battery for a large parasitic drain?
#195 of 200 2007 ford mustang electrical issues water leak
Jan 05, 2013 (3:56 pm)
I have had the same problem with my 07 mustang water starting leaking from under glove box/ SJB area since 2011. We have had major electrcal issues and my car will no longer start and have replaced two batteries in one year. My car is currently out of service and won't even turn over. What can I do to get Ford's attention in this matter , the local dealership wants us to pay for service. We do not have the funds to dish out on this vehicle that is not even paid off yet. Any ideas???