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#274 of 281 Electronic problems with new 2012 expedition
Jan 16, 2013 (4:03 pm)
I just bought a new 2012 XLT. After driving a few days realized that none of the buttons on the steering wheel light so I can't see to use the cruise control or answer the phone in the dark. I have had two prior expeditions and both lit. Also, my gear shift is not lit so I cannot see what gear I am in in the dark unless it is reverse because the camera lights up. I have had it back to the dealer and they can't find anything wrong.
I have also been communicating with Ford online. Today they told me they talked to the dealer and agree with what he says because he has been "trained". I can't imagine the technology has gone backwards and it is a safety hazard. Anyone have a 2012 expedition that can tell me if this is the same on your vehicle?
#275 of 281 Re: Electrical Problem 1997 Ford Expedition [kd4kmz]
Feb 14, 2013 (3:27 pm)
i have 1997 expedition EB, the electrical problem has gone from bad to worse, it want to turn it self on when the key is out of the truck. the only way to stop it is to disconnect the battery. i had start in and move it all the time i had a clecking sound 2 time every second. then when i turned off the start would kick in every 5 seconds. until disconnect the battery? any ideas?
#276 of 281 2001 Ford Expedition No Power
Feb 15, 2013 (9:18 am)
2001 Ford Expedition
I left the lights on and the battery was dead. I jumped the vehicle and it started right up. When I disconnected the jumper cable, the vehicle died. I reconnected the cable and it will not turn over. No ignition, no lights, no horn. I let it charge for a few minutes before I disconnected the cable again.
Battery output is at about 9V.
I have the Owner's Guide with the fuse charts.
All of the fuses under the dash are still good. I can hear a faint, steady, slow (one per second maybe) ticking at the box like a relay but I cannot determine the particular one.
All of the fuses in the Power Distribution Box under the hood are good (Mini and Maxi.)
I removed the Maxi fuse for the "Junction Box Battery Feed" and get 9V across the terminals.
I removed the Maxi fuse for the "Ignition Switch Battery Feed (Run/Start Circuit)" and get NO voltage across the terminals.
I am going to try to find a schematic and continue troubleshooting, but I was hoping someone could shorten my search. I am a computer guy, not a car guy, so electricity doesn't bother me. I just don't know the flow to trace in sequence.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
#277 of 281 Re: 2001 Ford Expedition No Power [briangothard]
Feb 18, 2013 (6:10 am)
When is the last time you replaced the battery? A good battery's output should be around 14V.
#278 of 281 Re: Electrical Problem 1997 Ford Expedition [mrproducer13]
Feb 20, 2013 (12:49 pm)
Sounds like a bad starter solenoid. Make sure to buy this part from ford. I had same problem with a cheap solenoid from an auto parts store. Which ended up breaking 3 starters. Do not let it continue to try and start or it will burn up your starter.
Apr 29, 2013 (9:31 am)
maybe someone can help my 97 expedition 5.4 alternator wont charge battery alt. tests out good and so does the battery ive went through and cleand all pos. and neg. connections and grounds tks to anyone that can help
May 20, 2013 (8:46 am)
I have a 2001 Eddie Bauer edition expedition with the 5.4 .... My driver and passenger seats do not adjust or do they heat but the little orange light comes on .... My mirrors do not adjust except the passenger mirror .. It will move in but that's it .... My peddles will not adjust .... All fuses are good not sure what the problem could bee ... Please help
#281 of 281 Re: 2001 expedition [whitesmoke]
May 21, 2013 (11:21 am)
I had a similar issue on my 2003, in my situation there was a broken wire in the harness that feeds the control module that has all of those items in common. Took a dealer 3 hours to find the issue, they were just baout to run a new supply to the module. I think the module is under the seat.