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Old 08-21-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

I have a 2001 sable that began draining the battery overnight. I
changed the battery and then noticed what is happening. It seems like
the ignition switch is still on. When key is turned off and removed
the alarm still rings when door is opened, the radio stays on, and
when the electric locks are locked, they pop right back open. Windows
were left down some during rain, and I felt like lock oir window
switches may have shorted. But I donít understand what that has to do
with the ignition switch. Now I feel like computer may need to be
reset or programmed. Any advise?

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Old 08-21-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

bad door ajar switch


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> I have a 2001 sable that began draining the battery overnight. I
> changed the battery and then noticed what is happening. It seems like
> the ignition switch is still on. When key is turned off and removed
> the alarm still rings when door is opened, the radio stays on, and
> when the electric locks are locked, they pop right back open. Windows
> were left down some during rain, and I felt like lock oir window
> switches may have shorted. But I don't understand what that has to do
> with the ignition switch. Now I feel like computer may need to be
> reset or programmed. Any advise?
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Old 08-22-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

SOUNDS LIKE THE IGNITION SWITCH ITSELF IS SHORTIMG OUT, (THE CONTACTS ARE
REALLY CLOSE.)TRY REMOVEING THE IGNITION BODY SHORTING SHOULD BE EVIDENT
BY SMELL AND BURNING AROUND PLUG-IN ASSEMBLY.

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Old 08-22-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Mercury Sable electrical problems

In article <1_654271_fad6e02586463c7b67c6577e484e987a@autoforumz.com>,
UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com says...
> I have a 2001 sable that began draining the battery overnight. I
> changed the battery and then noticed what is happening. It seems like
> the ignition switch is still on. When key is turned off and removed
> the alarm still rings when door is opened, the radio stays on, and
> when the electric locks are locked, they pop right back open. Windows
> were left down some during rain, and I felt like lock oir window
> switches may have shorted. But I don?t understand what that has to do
> with the ignition switch. Now I feel like computer may need to be
> reset or programmed. Any advise?


Could be a sticky door-ajar switch. It's built into the latch. The
most common fix is to spray some WD40 into the latch, and open/close the
door a few times.

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