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Total loss of electrical power (except locks)

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by ksmith0110, December 1, 2013.

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  1. ksmith0110

    ksmith0110 New Member

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    I just bought a 2003 Explorer. 106k, no rust and a rebuilt tranny.
    Now for the problem, it has no electrical power but locks. No headlights, interior lights or anything else, just locks. I put a new, fully charged battery in and tried. Nothing. Just locks. Can't even get it out of park, without using a screwdriver. Cables look good.
    I am thinking it's got to be something stupid that just isn't popping out at me. PLEASE HELP!!
     
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    I fixed it. There was a main harness by my left foot and it was loose. I tightened it and everything now works.
     
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    Good for you for finding the problem! Was this under the dash or behind the kick panel?

    And thanks for posting the solution. Others will benefit from your experience.
     
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    It's visible without removing the kick panel. The book calls it the bulkhead electrical connector.
     






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