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Old 10-08-2011, 06:53   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Mustang Gt Water Damage

I bought a 2005 Mustang gt that has fresh water damage. The previous owner drove it into a canal in florida. The car starts but has many electrical issues. I tried a new Smart Junction Box for starters and that didn't solve any of the problems. Here are a few of the things wrong with it:
-Only the seatbelt light in the cluster turns on (No other cluster activity)
-No activity in radio, heater, or interior lights
-signal and head lights with no activity (accept for one tailight with previous SJB)
-No pedal and loapy idle (I assume its in limp mode)
-Windows don't work

I have found a few good things about the car. With a standard code scanner it gave me 5 codes covering 2 things (throttle body and something with the gas tank). This shows that I'm getting information from the computer. Also the car starts and runs the same as limp mode. I do not see a munky rench due to the fact that the cluster isn't working properly.

Im looking for any advice. Where should I start? I was hoping the SJB would fix most of my problems only to be disappointed. I have scheduled a visit with ford for Monday (today is saturday) but would like to try anything and everything before I put out the big bucks. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 10-08-2011, 07:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Mustang Gt Water Damage

When a car has been flooded, there could be a lot of trouble in the wiring, The connectors and many components get damaged and can sometimes work for awhile and later cause trouble. One member did get a Navigator working again but but can have more problems later. He hasn't posted any so it may be fixed. Read here. 2003 Navigator Water Damaged
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Old 10-09-2011, 16:50   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for your advice.

UPDATE
While I was putting the car on the trailer tonight getting ready to take it to ford tomorrow I was pleasantly surprised. My center console lights worked. Everything lit right up except for the radio which i didn't happen to check. Also both signals, head, and brake lights worked. A little less for the dealership to check out. Hopefully this is a stepping stone to better things to come.

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Keep us informed.
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