Yes, this is a follow on post from my last with my 99 Taurus leaking water. I replaced it with another 99 that has only 79K or so miles on it.
First to the problem, I have a JAMMED DOOR LOCK with the door shut and drawing current.
Now for the details---
BUT BIG PROBLEMS!!! I was working on the electrical system a couple of days ago straighting out a wiring problem. And lo and behold, another AHhhh $_h_i_t! The door locks stopped working. I spend hours chasing GEMs/RAPs, fuses, documentation, ripped out and I do mean ripped out a couple of relays that I had to replace. and nothing!!!!
I also noticed the battery went dead last night. I also read a current drain of 1 ampere today. Heck, why not just pile it on.
Anyway, this afternoon I removed the battery cable and rushed off to my local dealer to purchase a couple of new relays. Got home, put them in, put the battery cable back on and BINGO!!! THE DOOR LOCKS WORK ---the next time they were slower, the following time they pooped!!! BUT ALL WAS NOT LOST!!!!!
The right rear doorlock IS JAMMED!!! I cannot open the door, cannot lift the lock on the door. BUT AT LEAST I KNOW WHERE MY OTHER PROBLEM WAS along with why the battery discharged.
BUT HOW THE HECK DO I GET AT THE THING WITH THE #$%^&* DOOR LOCKED SHUT???? As I type, I removed the battery cable hoping the circuit would cool down. One amp at 12v is 12 watts and that is being dissipated in the door lock motor.
DOES ANYBODY HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS on how to approach this thing????
WELL A LITTLE GOOD NEWS! I just left the garage after replacing the battery cable. When the cable touched the battery, the door lock cleared itself so I was able to open the door.
Any suggestions on pulling the door apart?