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Old 01-30-2003, 04:22   #1 (permalink)
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relay / bem problem???

Ok, intermittantly when i jump in my car and turn the key , the radio, the aircon, heater fan and the light on the vent switch doesn't work. To get them working, i hit on dash on the left hand side of the steering wheel is required. Are these controlled by the BEM or is there a relay or something around???
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The BEM is located on the left hand side of the dash, right next to where your left knee is (where the hand brake used to be on the XD-ED series cars).

The BEM controls the functions that you mentioned (well most of them i think....somebody care to confirm??)

So your problem could be BEM related...they are known to play up on the EF/EL models..
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If you can get to the rear where you believe the problem is, check to see if you dont have any bad connections, before you go replace the BEM module, I know I used to work at city ford as an AUTO ELEC, the bem controls some of those, but the vent light im not so sure about.
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Old 01-31-2003, 20:20   #4 (permalink)
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I have had the same problem albiet only twice so far, and have found that if left it all comes on in about a minute or two with only the radio turned off and simply requires the on/off switch pressed. It dosn't loose stations or requires to code to be put in.
It could be a dry solder joint in the BEM which heats up when the accesories circuit is enabled making contact.
Could it be a dodgy ignition switch where the accessories part is not being connected with the key in the on position.
just a thought
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