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Electrical 1999 blowing power door lock fuse

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by Gorebob, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Gorebob

    Gorebob FEOA Member

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    my 1999 se sedan is blowing the power door lock fuse

    i just replaced the alternator (done correctly - battery disconnected and all)

    just before the alt, i had the clutch master and slave cylinders replaced (i should have done that myself but my back wouldnt let me get under the dash and i was in the middle of changing the alt on a 2001 escape - not a fun job)


    before all this the only thing ive had go wrong is the ground box thing on the battery a year or so ago (redid the ground wires and alls good there)

    153k miles, no leaks anywhere, no rattles, no oil being used and ive had it for about 10 years - AC doesnt work and hasnt for half those 10 years or more but i dont mind not having the ac

    so any help with why the power door lock fuse is blowing would be greatly appreciated
  2. Gorebob

    Gorebob FEOA Member

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    i should also say that there is no door lock switch on the door - only with the key fob
    and manual windows
  3. austin86

    austin86 That nut who spends way to much on a escort.

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    Just me, but Id just remove the power locks.
    Anyway have you checked the power locks motors in the doors?
  4. Gorebob

    Gorebob FEOA Member

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    i dont like power windows but i do kinda like the power locks for convenience - hoping it tends to be something known that causes it - a random short somewhere in the wiring is my fear]

    ill check the door motors
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a 99 SE that was optioned the same way. The system isn't too complex - there is a door lock relay on the passenger side kick panel, and the remote keyless entry module in the trunk (passenger side I think). I would try unplugging both of them then replace the fuse. Another thing to try is unplugging the electrical connector to each door to see if that removes the short.
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    Gorebob FEOA Member

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    thanks
    i ordered both hanes and chilton books for it since i dont know where all those things are - i am not the best mechanic - and i cant find anything on them online
    i did disconnect the remote entry module in the trunk - nothing worked and the fuse blew again once it was reconnected and the locks cycled through once
    all the wires look good and i cant see any corrosion but ill have to remove the passenger seat if im going to spend any time under the dash looking for the module - my back just wont let me twist under it for more than a minute or two
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    Gorebob FEOA Member

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    my fuse is no longer blowing - i am not completely sure why

    took driver door panel off and disconnected the wiring connection just above where the window knob is and behind the barrier - it is the first wire youll see with he panel off

    tested the locks all the locks worked fine - no fuse blew alarm was going - everything as it should be - but even the driver door lock was working

    all this was off my key fob - there are no buttons in the car for the locks - they all open with the door release

    i reconnected the wiring clip and everything still worked just fine with no blown fuse
    so until it happens again - if it happens again - ill just wait and see

    i can not find what that wiring is for in my haynes book(just incase anyone is wondering both chilton and haynes are the same book - glad they were cheap - wernt they once different??) - its not showing up anywhere

    is that the wire for the alarm when the door is opened? if need be ill take off the passenger door panel and check
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    pextor Moderator Staff Member

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    One bought the other - Chilton and Haynes.

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