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Wanted Answer to check gauge light staying on.

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by rsharp2u, July 27, 2011.

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    1. rsharp2u

      rsharp2u New Member

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      I just bought an 02' Ford Explorer 4WD used at a dealership. The check gages light stays on, the Drivers side window won't go down (electric) and the Door is a Jar light won't shut off either? I am hoping none of these symptoms are going to cost me an arm and a leg? If anyone has any advice I am a woman in need of honest answers..lol
       
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      BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Welcome to this forum! I've moved your thread into the stock 2002-2005 section. Check the charge of the alternator for the gauge issue. Check the wiring harness inside of the rubber boot between the door, and the frame of the vehicle for the window issue. Spray WD-40 into the latches on the doors for the door ajar issue.
       
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      Welcome aboard!! :salute:

      A lot of electrical issues can be traced back to broken/damaged wire(s) in the boot between the body and the driver's door. I found 2 broken wires and repaired them. The thin black ground wire was broken and after repairing it all was back to normal. When the windows stopped working, I repaired the thick black ground wire and the windows now work like a champ.

      Could also be related to the door ajar switch.

      Here is the thread for removing the door panel: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=303524

      Here is a great thread for checking/replacing the door ajar switch, thanks to borland for the awesome write-up: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249253

      Here is a great thread for checking for broken/damaged wires, thanks to synyster for this awesome write-up: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=270081

      Be sure to take your time when looking for broken/damaged wire(s). Check all the wires for breaks/damage. When you think you're done looking, look again, and again, and again. A bright flashlight can be very helpful.

      Here is a great link for troubleshooting the power windows, thanks to theofam for this great link http://www.scribd.com/doc/14896086/2...stem-Diagnosis

      Hope this helps out. :D:thumbsup:
       

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