Is it my Battery??
I own a 99 Contour SE and the ignition is not starting. I immediately thought it was the battery. The odd thing is that the radio and interior lights work.
Basically, there are four steps one takes in order to start the vehicle 1.) insert the key, 2.) turn and radio becomes operational, 3)
all major circuits activate, and 4.) starts the car and jumps back to 3. On step 2 the radio works fine but when I get to step 3 the panel lighting is very weak and power windows won't work. I then go to step 4 and nothing happens...at all! I jump started the battery and on my way I went. I then turned off the vehicle and same thing occured.
Some advise will be appreciated. Thanks.