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2005 Sport Trac "check gauges" light drains battery

Dan308

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Year, Model & Trim Level
2002 Ford Explorer Sport
2005 Sport Trac runs fine but when in park, turn key off an take out, the ABS, Check Engine and "check gauges" light comes on and the radio doesn't turn off. This drains the battery.

Here's what I've checked:
1. Checked the battery and alternator. they are both good and charging.

2. Test light and pulled and checked all fuses. Inside and in engine bay. Fuse #25 pulled and all lights and gauges go off except the ABS which stays on. Still a draw on the battery.

3. Replaced ignition switch. No effect problem still there.

4. Checked for loose positive and ground wires. None found

5. When running everything works fine.

6. Scanned, there are NO codes.
 




Dan308

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2002 Ford Explorer Sport
Took it to a "reputable" shop to be diagnosed for $125 he called and said he needed another $400 to diagnose it harder. No help there
 




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