2005 Ford F150-Turn Signals Inop with Headlights or A/C On

This 2005 Ford F150 came in with the complaint that the turn signals would stop working whenever the headlights were turned on. The customer also stated that the a/c did not work. Inspection found that the turn signal indicators in the instrument cluster would would come on at about half brightness when ever the lights … Continue reading “2005 Ford F150-Turn Signals Inop with Headlights or A/C On”

2010 Ford Explorer-No Crank Condition- Fuse #8 and Otis Diode Blown

This 2010 Ford Explorer with a 4.o liter engine was towed in with the complaint that the engine would not crank. The vehicle owner had found that the fuse #8 in the interior fuse box was blown and the Otis or starting diode in the underhood fuse box had melted. It took some effort to … Continue reading “2010 Ford Explorer-No Crank Condition- Fuse #8 and Otis Diode Blown”

2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows

This 2002 Ford F150 Super crew pickup came in with the compliant that the dome light would glow and the rear reading lights were always about half bright. If they were manually turned on they worked normally. The glowing/half bright condition was present with the ignition on or for about an hour after the ignition … Continue reading “2002 Ford F150-Dome Light Glows”

2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working

This 2008 Ford Expedition came in with the power seat not working. testing found that fuse number 45 in the underhood fuse box was blown. The problem was intermittent so I installed a new fuse and marked it’s location on the fuse box cover. The customer was on her way out of town so there … Continue reading “2008 Ford Expedition-Power Seat Not Working”

2005 Ford Escape-Reduced Air Flow From A/C Vents

This 2005 Ford Escape came in with the complaint that the air flow stopped coming out the vents sometimes. The owner said he did not feel it coming out anywhere else either but he also had not checked real well either. I inspected the vacuum hoses, check valve and reservoir under the hood and found … Continue reading “2005 Ford Escape-Reduced Air Flow From A/C Vents”

2005 Ford Ranger- Gauges Not Working- Transmission Shifter Stuck In Park

This 2005 Ford Ranger came in with the complaint that the instrument cluster would stop working sometimes. Recently it had gotten to the point that it did not work at all. When the gauges do not work when the key is first turned on the transmission gear selector also could not be moved.  In order … Continue reading “2005 Ford Ranger- Gauges Not Working- Transmission Shifter Stuck In Park”

2003 Ford F350 Radio & Power Windows Stop Working

This 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty Lariat Pickup came in with the complaint that the radio would turn off while driving down the road. At the same time the power windows and the dome light would no longer work. Sometimes hitting a bump in the road or tapping on the top of the dash would … Continue reading “2003 Ford F350 Radio & Power Windows Stop Working”

2007 Lincoln Town Car HVAC Actuator Replacement

Now that the Dash Assembly is out of this 2007 Town Car it is time to start changing actuators. The image below is of the backside of the dash assembly. In the very center of the picture is the mode housing. If you look to the right edge you should notice a white round piece … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car HVAC Actuator Replacement”

2007 Lincoln Town Car Dash Removal Part 2

Now that the Steering Column has been removed and Part One of The Dash Removal has been completed the focus can be turned to the lower connection points. The rocker/kick panel trim cover can be removed by lifting the inner rear edge and shown below. This will release the spring clips that hold it to … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car Dash Removal Part 2”

2007 Lincoln Town Car, Dash Removal Part 1

Time to remove the dash assembly from this 2007 Lincoln Town Car. I had previously diagnosed a faulty Panel/Defrost Mode Actuator and removed the Steering Column Assembly. Now it was time to move on to the main dash assembly. There are two actuators on this vehicle that cannot be changed without first removing the dash … Continue reading “2007 Lincoln Town Car, Dash Removal Part 1”