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SE, CAR LOSES ALL POWER WHEN TURNED OFF, POWER LOCKS LIGHTS EVERYTHING... BUT IS FINE WHEN CAR IS ON THIS JUST HAPPENED RECENTLT WHATS CAUSING THIS?

2004 Ford Taurus • 130,000 miles

I think it was caused when I installed a sterio and accidentally touched the ground and power wires
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Khaki18
March 14, 2012.



Check all fuses inside and under hood.

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Fixitmr
Mar 14, 2012.
I checked the fuses for interior lights and they were fine

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Khaki18
Mar 14, 2012.
I had same thing happen to me recently and 2 fuses were blown. I ound by testing all fuses with test light.

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Fixitmr
Mar 14, 2012.
But a fuse would make the part not work at all right? Mine work when the car is on but no longer work with it off? Like power locks and dome light

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Khaki18
Mar 14, 2012.
Maybe ignition switch problem.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 14, 2012.
How would I check/fix that?

Tiny
Khaki18
Mar 14, 2012.
Nevermind that for now you have a smart junction box under left side of dash which has relays for interior lights.

Tiny
Fixitmr
Mar 15, 2012.
Power locks are with SJB too with relays for locks. You say locks work with key on? What about accessory position?

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Fixitmr
Mar 15, 2012.
K i'm showin diff fuses for key on and key off. Check fuses
26 30 31

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Fixitmr
Mar 15, 2012.