1997 Ford Crown Victoria no power to most of the IP fuse pa

Tiny
440DAVIDL
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  • 1997 FORD CROWN VICTORIA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 199,987 MILES
I started my car and let it warm up then stepped on the brake pedal and touched the shift lever and the car died.

All of my fuses in the IP and engine panels are good. Yet I have no power to most of my IP fuses. I have changed the ignition switch but most of the wires feeding the IP panel from the switch are dead and I cannot trace them back to see where they get their power from.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 2:23 PM

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Tiny
MERLIN2021
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The power comes in from bulkhead connectors on the firwall, these get power from the power distribution box under the hood.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 2:34 PM
Tiny
JDL
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I guess me and Merlin2021 was looking at the same vehicle? Just to add, at the power distribution center under the hood, my info showed two 50 amp ignition switch fuses and also a 30 amp starter/alternator fuse. Those fuse circuits should be hot all the time.

You might also check that the battery has a full charge and battery cables/wires are all clean and tight.

Hey Merlin if I over-stepped, let me know. I was looking at electrical circuits on this vehicle for 10 minutes. Some of this stuff, I can't remember.
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 2:43 PM
Tiny
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I've checked the connections and I have power at the power dist. Center under the hood. But I don't have power on the (2) BR, BR/PK and some other wires at the ign. Switch. These wires feed the IP fuses that have no power. These wires do not come from the bulkhead connectors (that I can find) and they are not in the Power dist center which I have taken apart and checked inside of. Do you know where they are fed from?
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Friday, January 23rd, 2009 AT 3:51 PM
Tiny
MERLIN2021
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Check the fuse links, shown at Lucky # 13 location!


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_crown_vic_1.jpg

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Saturday, January 24th, 2009 AT 6:54 AM

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