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Power lock illumination Problem

Discussion in '2001-2005 Explorer Sport Trac' started by briandelaney, June 28, 2011.

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  1. briandelaney

    briandelaney New Member

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    I have an issue with both Power Lock switches being illuminated all the time. any suggestions as to what the issue could be. It is draining my battery
     
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  3. bdmaash

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    those little lights won't drain your battery. If you believe so, someone who actually know what illuminates them will have to reply, but I would guess the GEM.
     
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    What is the GEM?
     
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    Generic Electronic Module = body function brain.

    I don't think they would drain a battery either. What else is on? They are powered through the battery saver relay which is controlled by the GEM. This is the realy that cuts power to the interior lamps if you leave the doors open for a period of time. It's in the Aux Relay Box 2 which is under the dash towards the center. Try swapping two relays in that box and see if the problem changes. If nothing changes disconnect/reconnect the GEM, which is behind the center dash panel and to the left of the radio. Most electrical issues like this are caused by bad connections/corrosion/oxidation but in this case I'd do the relay swap-around first.
     
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    This is the only thing that is staying on, everything else is working fine
     
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    What 2 relays should I swap as there are several?
     
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    OK I found a diagram and found the relay, swapped it, how long would it take for the battery saver to turn it off?
     
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    So I swapped the relay and no change, I am now noticing the the aux accessory delay is not working either. any ideas at this point?
     
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    Still searching for answers, could this all be caused by a weak battery?
     
  11. ncranchero

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    Weak batteries do bizarre thing with these vehicles. Is the condition of your battery questionable?

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