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Electrical problems!

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Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:51 am

So we replaced our serpentine belt only to have it break again. We noticed the air went around around the same time. We replaced the a/c compressor and added a new belt, by that time the battery had worn out. We can get the car started with a jump but now all of the electrical things (lights, radio, windows, locks) are not working and the fuses appear to be good. My husband tested all of the wires and they appear intact as well. HELP!

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by FordTaurus » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:48 pm

Would it be the anti-theft thing going on ?

What do you mean by {"the air went" around around the same time}?
If it was not blowing cold air, sometimes in the Freestyles do not need compressor replacement. Just the scroll valve need to be replaced.

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:48 pm

I believe there was no cold air. The compressor def needed to be replaced because it completely locked up. But i never thought about the anti-theft thing. That's interesting and something we haven't considered. I'll check the manual. Thanks!

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by FordTaurus » Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:02 am

Not sure, may need PCM reflash ?? Anyone?

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:24 am

Got it narrowed down to this: under hood fuse box has 2 80 amp fuses, position 1 and 29. They are responsible for everything that is not working. Fuses are good. The 2 wires connected to them run through the firewall to the interior fuse panel under the dash and are on the same connection that plugs into that panel. Those wires have power so I'm assuming my problem lies after that point. From the interior fuse panel on. What do I check next?

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by Wheelman » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:27 am

Check your C1 30A Circuit breaker in passenger compartment fuse panel.

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:19 pm

C1 was good

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by Wheelman » Wed Aug 27, 2014 8:55 pm

Ok! Does the car start and run properly? If yes, At this point, exactly what is not working?

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Thu Aug 28, 2014 5:16 am

Yes it does. Ac doesn't work, power windows, locks, radio, headlights, dome lights blinkers. Basically everything that fuses 1 and 29 are responsible for

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by Wheelman » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:06 am

Power distribution box #19 40A is a Logic feed to SJB and SJB solid state devices. Try that one. Also #25 10A A/C Clutch relay, AC compressor clutch. Also check that A/C switch is on in the cabin on the dash and temp is set on cold. If none of this works, you probably missed some thing so you have to start over one by one. Sometimes fuses can burn out on the side making it almost impossible to see a burn out. You my have to just try another a similar fuse to see if that works. Once I spent a lot of time checking the wrong fuse number which was good and confused me. It is difficult and confusing. One person on this blog replaced a bad SJB, but, that is rare and not likely the problem. Good luck.

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:41 am

Thank you. I will check that today

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by jtwtsn » Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:50 pm

That was it. Sjb relay blown. I never saw it. Then the 20a radio and 10a clutch relay. Thank you! I think my alternator is going out now. Ha

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:25 am

congratulations AGAIN mr Wheelman, truly THE EXPERT...... see now that i've always been right about your Electrical/Electronics skills! :mrgreen:
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by Wheelman » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:02 pm

I don't know how you see me as an expert because I certainly don't see myself that way, but thanks for the compliment anyway. :lol:

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Re: Electrical problems!

Post by migvil » Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:11 pm

hello, i know this post was a while ago im hoping you still active. i have a 05 FORD 500 i have the same problem you said you fixed it by replacing the sjb relay/ where can i find the relay?

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