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#4 of 140 2004 Ford escape/battery drain
Sep 28, 2008 (1:31 pm)
My 2004 Ford Escapes battery , if not run will go completely dead in 2 to 3 weeks. I hooked up an amp meter to find that .12 amp is being drained. I then removed all fuses one at a time. The only one to make a difference was #27 which has the following in it's circuit:audio,cluster lamps,interior lamp,maplamp,cargolamp,datalink connector and GEM. After removing that fuse the current dropped to .02 amp. Observations: the radio is off,no lites are on. I do not know what the datalink connector or the GEM are. Thats where my troubleshooting ended. Any information/advise would be appreciated. JEL.
#5 of 140 Re: 2004 Ford escape/battery drain [jelco145]
by vg33e power
Oct 29, 2008 (1:12 pm)
GEM stands for General Electrical Module and it controls pretty much all the dash electrical functions. I am not a technician so I dont know whats causing your problem, but I do work for a Ford dealer and we sell quite a few GEM modules that go bad. Not necessarily for Escapes only but modules non the less. I would get it checked by a Ford dealership, perhaps that is the culprit of your problem.
#6 of 140 Ford Escape rear wiper
Nov 18, 2008 (1:37 pm)
I have a Ford Escape with no owners manual. My rear wiper stopped working and I wanted to check if it was a blown fuse. There is a fuse box under the hood as well as at the foot of the passenger. There is no diagram showing the back wiper and either fuse box lid. Does anyone know which fuse box and which fuse it may be so I can check it.
#7 of 140 Re: Ford Escape rear wiper [mfenn]
by vg33e power
Nov 19, 2008 (7:46 am)
What year is your Escape? Trim?
#8 of 140 Re: Ford Escape rear wiper [vg33e power]
Nov 19, 2008 (8:19 am)
It is a 2006.
#9 of 140 Re: Ford Escape rear wiper [mfenn]
by vg33e power
Nov 19, 2008 (10:14 am)
Sorry, mfenn my part catalog does not tell me what fuse goes to what, you will have to do it the hard way and pull every single fuse out and check if any of them are blown. sorry!
#10 of 140 Re: Ford Escape rear wiper [vg33e power]
Nov 19, 2008 (10:50 am)
No problem, thank you for replying and trying to help, I appreciate it.
#11 of 140 Re: running lights flickering [beakerkit]
Feb 18, 2009 (5:23 pm)
We just bought a 2001 escape and have the exact same problem! Did you ever solve the problem?
#12 of 140 Same blown fuse
Jun 09, 2009 (2:05 pm)
2001 Escape would not start (could not even turn key in ignition) Was told to push the "manual" gear shift to turn key...car starts! We took it to the shop and were told to have a fuel pump installed...did. Same fuse continues to blow (not right away, sometime 2 weeks, sometimes 2 days) We were told by a guy at Autozone that we needed a new alternator, maybe. Took it to the shop they agreed, butbefore doing the work, they called and said no not alternator, you better take it to the Ford dealer, because..... Help