2006 Ford Taurus Electrical

Tiny
JAYLON77
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  • 2006 FORD TAURUS
  • 3.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
I made the mistake of not disconnecting the negative battery terminal under the hood when I was installing my new radio, the yellow wire on the harness touch a piece of metal and now my power locks and windows dont work my dome lights glovebox lights dont work as well as my speedometer and dash lights, however the front headlights and tailights work at night time, any ideas as to how to fix this
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 2:44 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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The logical place to start is by checking the fuses. Radios have a memory circuit for the clock and radio presets that is always tied into some other circuit that is always live, like the interior lights, horn, or cigarette lighter.
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Cigarets lighter works, power locks interior dome lights and dash speedometer gas fuel range and rpm dont move when I start car
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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Fuses are good
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 8:16 PM
Tiny
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Then I'd start by testing for supply voltages in the radio's electrical connector. You'll need the service manual for that. Unfortunately Ford lost too much money in the '90s from the three or four radios I repaired every year, so now they won''t sell us radio service manuals any longer. Doesn't help you. Doesn't help me. But it makes Ford's repair centers lots of money.

You have to have 12 volts on at least one wire when the ignition switch is turned off. There is likely not a second 12 volt wire with the ignition switch on because due to a lack of common sense, most manufacturers are turning the radios on now with a computer signal.

I don't think you have a radio problem, or a problem with the signal that turns it on. You have lock problems too that have nothing to do with the radio, so begin the diagnosis with the assumption that all of the symptoms have a single, common cause.
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Sunday, July 20th, 2014 AT 9:08 PM
Tiny
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Could it possibly be the PCM or ccrm?
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 10:16 AM
Tiny
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PCM is the Engine Computer. That shouldn't be affected by a radio wire. Don't know what the other module is.
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Monday, July 21st, 2014 AT 11:55 PM
Tiny
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Do you know what part needs to be replaced. I checked the constant control wire and it had no current going through it
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 AT 12:26 AM
Tiny
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If you have no voltage on the radio's memory wire, and there's no blown fuses, this may be a dealer item. If Ford is pulling the same stunt GM dreamed up, replacement computers have to come from the dealer and have to be programmed to the car.
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 AT 12:40 AM

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