Mechanics

ELECTRICAL PROBLEM

2005 Ford Freestar • 132,000 miles

My cruise control and back vent windows both quit working and the air bag light comes on at random, although it is staying on more and more. Then the back vent windows started working again. The cruise is still not working and the light stays on most of the time, but blinks sometimes too. Are these problems related?
Thank you.
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Mrobertson
October 18, 2011.



Tehre is a tsb stating that ifyou have made any aftermarket mods to eh wiring like led lights, remote starter that this can be the cause for it-cruise control. There is a test that they can do at dealer without car running to check a few things for cruise. For the air bag system you need to have the car scanned soit can direct to the right area. In your smart junction box fuse 17 is for the air bag illumination. It could be blown but if it is then this should also bescanned to see what went wrong. Also in the smart junction box is two relays for the quarter window which one may not work right and then there are two more relays in the power window switch which may or maynot be servicable. But in the right kick panel there is a ground that could be loose causeing alot of theproblem. The kick panel is wher eyour foot goes while a passenger infront seat. It these are ok then I wold reccomend taking it to a person who is qualified to work on air bag systems. You dont' want it blowin off in your face as you will get hurt if it does.

Hmac300
Oct 18, 2011.
There have been no mods made to the car, but I will check the fuses to see if they are blown, Thank you.

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Mrobertson
Oct 18, 2011.