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Old 09-06-2012, 18:33   #1 (permalink)
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08 Explorer Electrical Problems

I just picked this up and am experiencing 4 major problems. I'm hoping someone has experienced some of these and knows the solution to them.

1- information center flashing "tire pressure monitor fault" and sounding audible tone. The display flashes so quick that you barely get a chance to see it but I've managed to catch it on video. Sometimes it happens 2-3 times a minute and other times it won't happen for several minutes. On my 50 minute commute I stopped counting once I hit 20 times after 30 minutes

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2- the stereo clock takes 1:25 to turn 1 minute, wtf

3- SYNC does not work, buttons do not work or USB for charging. I've noticed the Service Bulletin and will be looking into that update

4- the turn signals are completely out to lunch. At times the dash display and sound cut out while the outside bulbs appear to still function normally. it will cut out for 4-5 seconds and sometimes it sounds an alarm and flashes warning lights then comes back on. Here is video from that. Sorry for commentary, obviously a little pissed and frustrated with the Truck at the moment.

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Old 09-06-2012, 20:14   #2 (permalink)
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Try removing and reinstalling the fuses for the system. Under the hood and inside. I just had a Crown Vic that had no odometer or gauge prove out inop and doing the fuse R&R fixed it. Check your owners manual for what fuses to try.
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took the battery terminals off to reset and see if anything made difference, no stereo does not turn on and all other problems still exist FML
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Re: 08 Explorer Electrical Problems

Trying to find a schematic to see what may be in common, would you happen to have one?
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Old 09-07-2012, 20:28   #5 (permalink)
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Autozone has free diagrams on their website. Check the left side for the area you want to check.

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Tried there, wasn't able to pull up an 08 Explorer.
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I clicked the link and saw the diagrams in the left column. It does say the sorry thing in the center but it still works off the left column links.
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Thanks got the autozone links. They should be helpful. When I pulled the battery terminals and radio went out I actually realized on drive this morning that the other problems are gone.
It could be from rain or that the radio is dead and it was the cause of all troubles.


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