No power to my engine on 99 Ford winstar

Tiny
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  • 1999 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
I shut it off to go into my sisters birthday party, came out a few hours later and nothing works when I turn key except lights in and out of van. Radio and heater blower. I can hear fuel pump but nothing else. Engine makes no noise when you turn the key. The only light that comes on in the dash is a little man maybe an air bag light. Thats it. Then when you take key out shut doors they all stay on I had to dis connect battery to shut all accesories off. And head and tail lights stay on too. But checked all the fuses with test light and found nothing. Please help.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 9:11 PM

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Tiny
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Oh yeah we checked the ignition too. Did not find any problem there either.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 9:13 PM
Tiny
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You're going to have to track the power in and out of the ignition switch.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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We unplugged the ignition switch and everything still stays on? And accesory delay relay unhooked and laying on the floor and its still on. Any suggestions
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 9:58 PM
Tiny
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You probably have a melted plug somewhere. Fords get that a lot.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 10:14 PM
Tiny
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Ok so if it is a melted plug can you give me an idea of where to start looking for it as in where it would be most common.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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You're going to have to do some serious wire tracing if you can't just stumble onto it. You may have to pull the cluster and find out just where the power is coming from. I highly suspect the ignition switch harness but it could be feeding back from anywhere. Make sure all the grounds are in place also.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 10:25 PM
Tiny
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Ok we'll give that a try thank you so so very much.
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Monday, April 25th, 2011 AT 10:45 PM
Tiny
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Hello well I tracked it down to fuse number 16 it was blown well I replaced it and it blew so I put a larger fuse in there and it ok for now. But as of today I have no dash lights in the van. No gauges or turn signal lights on the dash. Anyone have any info that may help me. Thanks. Bobbi
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 11:25 PM
Tiny
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That's a good way to burn out components or start a fire. The fuse serves a purpose.
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Sunday, May 1st, 2011 AT 11:29 PM
Tiny
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Ok so I out the smaller one back in and still no dash lights. Any one know why or what I need to do next.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 AT 7:57 PM
Tiny
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You have a short and you're going to have to follow a wiring diagram and isolate it.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2011 AT 9:00 PM
Tiny
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Where can I get a diagram? That is not in my book. Can I get one online?
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 AT 9:57 AM

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