Last post on Dec 06, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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Ford Explorer Sport Trac, Lights, Electrical, Truck
#15 of 23 Battery Drain
Dec 19, 2008 (4:14 am)
I have an 08 Sport Trac with a 4.0 litre that I purchased new in Oct. of 08. When I test drove it at the dealers the battery was dead and they put a new one in it. I shipped the vehicle to the Navy Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The car sat for about 10 days. When I got it off the barge the battery was dead. I charged it and drove it for a few days then the battery went dead again. Thinking the battery had a dead cell I bought a new one and fully charged it. A few days later the new battery was dead. I used a multimeter and could only find a draw of .5 amps when everything was shut off with the doors closed. The altenator is definitely working. I think this draw is from the alarm system but don't believe its' enough to drain a battery. Unfortunately Ford wont pay for any warranty work here unless the vehicle was purchased thru the Nave Exchange new car sales which it wasn't. Any ideas/suggestions greatly appreciated.
#16 of 23 Re: Battery Drain [Tangojr]
Dec 30, 2008 (1:35 pm)
Howdy, I had the same problem with my 01 sport trac. 3 batteries in 4 months. The dealer found the radio had a problem. They removed it and I have been startng in winter weather here in Iowa with no problems since. They said it was coming out of "sleep mode" at night. I had a problem reseting the clock and couldn't figure out why. Hope this helps! Gary
#17 of 23 Re: Battery Drain [riverpirate2u]
Jan 19, 2009 (10:01 pm)
my 05 sport trac was submerged up to the windsheild in hur gustav so my problems are a lil more extreme lol. but i am driveing the truck with much work that ive done to it. recently ive discovered the battery draining problem that has only recently began after driving the truck for months. ive noticed that the "sleep mode" as u say, is misfunctioning because the radio comes on, then off, then on... u get the idea lol. battery will die in a day. pull the radio fuse and bam.. no dead battery. i wasnt sure if it was other problems keeping my radio on, or if it was the radio... a friend said he had the same radio problem in his ford mustang... anyway, thanks for the input, i think a new radio is in order.
#18 of 23 *NEEDED* headlamp switch w/foglight w/daytime running lights
Jan 19, 2009 (10:10 pm)
i been searching the net for countless hours looking for this part.... i bassically need the entire assembly that fits into the dash and plugs in... (headlight switch w/daytime running lights, w/fog light, and dimmer switch) its all in an oval combo package deal that slips into the dash on the 05'.
can anyone please tell me where i can find one. thank you.
p.s. i think ive seen some on the net but never any pix to verify what im buying
#19 of 23 Blinkers and Hazards
Nov 23, 2009 (10:53 am)
Blinkers and hazards keep failing. Had hazards on yesterday to troubleshoot and closed the hood and they quit working. While driving the blinkers work sometimes and other times they don't.
Jul 24, 2010 (5:50 pm)
NEED HELP!!!!! my moms sport trac's 4wd keeps kickin in and out, ive replaced the 4wd motor and the sensors but it hasnt helped at all, ive just about had it with this thing, it almost killed my mom last winter. PLEASE somebody help me!!!!
#21 of 23 driver head light
Aug 07, 2010 (8:30 am)
driverside head light does not work on low beam but works on High.. Fog light off..
replace bulb and nothing changed? 2003 sport trac
#22 of 23 Re: driver head light [billsm56]
Dec 06, 2011 (7:09 am)
I was wondering if you got your problem solved because I am having the same problem
#23 of 23 Re: driver head light [xlucy13]
Dec 06, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Check the fuse under the dash? I think the low beam fuse was out and replaced it and it worked! Changed the lamp to the other side first and it worked so I think it was a fuse?? Good luck!!