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Old 10-20-2012, 10:02   #1 (permalink)
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2005 Ford Escape electrical issue

Hello everyone,
I have a good tested battery, and the charging system been tested and seems to be fine. I have two issues:
The first issue is that the interior reading light (in the center of the roof) is dimming when the signal lights(you can see it flicketing) and also dimms when the high/low beam light comes on. This happens regardless the engine is on/off.
I tried to rule out specific bulbs (thinking that any might have a higher resistance and need to be replaced)but as I noted, the light dimm regardless of what light comes on.
The second thing, I have a short wire bolted to the body (near the neck of the wiper fluid reservoir), but the other end is lose and I do not know where or to what it should be bolted to???
I appreciate any help with that
2005 Ford Escape, xlt sport sport utility, V6 47000 Mi, BCM reprogrammed at the dealer once.
Thank you
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:07   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Ford Escape electrical issue

Is the short wire not an earth / ground wire that should go somewhere on the engine ? Just a guess .
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Is the short wire not an earth / ground wire that should go to the engine ? Just a guess .
I have no idea man, that is why I am asking, I am still learning.
If it needs to be connected to the enginer, where exactely? or it does not matter?!
any suggestions about the first issue also?!
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No sign of any matching coloured wire nearby ? Is there a connection / terminal on the end ? Maybe someone else might have an idea or a diagram that shows it and where it goes .
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No sign of any matching coloured wire nearby ? Is there a connection / terminal on the end ? Maybe someone else might have an idea or a diagram that shows it and where it goes .
Thanks may I appreciate it.
I have a diagram here, and it seems to me this is G106
The diagram shows it attached to the engine but not clear at all where, its a black cable identical in both side meant to be put under a nut.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:17   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 2005 Ford Escape electrical issue

Only thing I have found is this .
Engine Ground Wires .How many engine ground wires are on the 04 Escape?
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"I know the PCM has one on the firewall..And there is one on the left side on the engine mount..Can't think of any others.."

Dont know if that's the one your looking at .
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