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Old 05-23-2009, 12:08   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 98 Expedition and the horn,headlights and power locks keep going off,sometimes at 4 in the morning. Its as if someone is pushing the lock button on the remote over and over again. I had to disconnect the battery to get it to stop. The positive battery terminal seems to be getting fried also. 10 amp fuse for breaklights pops every now and then too. A short in electric system somewhere? Anybody else experience anything like this?
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Old 05-26-2009, 17:35   #2 (permalink)
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Electrical gremlins are the WORST you can have. I'd confirm that it is suppose to be a ten amp fuse for that circuit. Clean off the battery terminal corrosion and take the vehicle in for a battery and alternator test. Do you notice anything peculiar with the vehicle when you drive it? One thing you can try, is to remove any valuables from the vehicle and leave it unlocked over night and see if the problem happens.
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Old 05-29-2009, 13:14   #3 (permalink)
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Electrical gremlins are the WORST you can have. I'd confirm that it is suppose to be a ten amp fuse for that circuit. Clean off the battery terminal corrosion and take the vehicle in for a battery and alternator test. Do you notice anything peculiar with the vehicle when you drive it? One thing you can try, is to remove any valuables from the vehicle and leave it unlocked over night and see if the problem happens.
I posted the amp wrong for the brake lights , it's actually a 15. Thanks for the reply. Some folks have told me the the windshield leaks and that water leaks into the GEM/CJB module located behind the fuse box , and that makes crazy things happen. We did get a boat load of rain just before this started happening. I removed the 30 amp fuse from the fuse box under the hood that controls the power locks and have not had it happen since. Common problem for Expys around that year they say , but not enough for Ford to consider it a recall issue. Thanks for replying back !!
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