Thanks a lot for the great information. Just a few questions and comments. I think it is BEEPED UP that FORD does not consider this a recall. Isn't your headlamps going out considered a safety issue?
Next, someone on another site posted that you need a scan tool (programmable module install procedure) to install this module. Did you need this when installing yours? Also, randomly I will hear a "tick" type noise, and my headlamps will work for a few minutes, then they just turn off again. If the module was out, wouldn't they not work at all? I am also confused about the windshield wipers not working properly. My mechanic tried putting on a new multifunction switch, but this did not help the headlights. I am not sure if I had this wiper problem at the time.
I read a quote saying, "We have had a bunch of 03's with intermittent and wiper problems, we have traced it to an improperly wiring harness from the distribution box under the right front near the from bumper support rod. The harness will rub the rod and will short out causing it to short out.
Also I know now that the headlight switch has a built-in circuit breaker which is most likely the click I am hearing. Says to start at the headlights, and work my way back to the switch. Wiggle wires, and look for loose connections )power and grounds. Check for pinched or rubbing points, or screw that may could penetrate the wiring harness, also look at any place the harness touches metal.
I have also (through lots of research) seen people complaing that they can not get there new headlamps to work with used LCD boxes. This is because if you use something like sylvania ultras, there may be to high of an amp load for an older LCM. You may be able to cheat and run an aux lighting relay and pull light power off the battery. This requires a bit of electrical know hoe, and is not for inexperienced.
So I am going to look at all these things tomorrow, and hope I do not need to buy a new LCD. I did find one online though (NEW) for $235 at WWW. Trademotion. Com/partloacator/index. Cfm?Action=getI. Oca.
Last, I now have a new issue. When I push the AC to
VENT, or any other head or air, it will only come out the defrost fans. Just another darn issue to figure
out, this is all driving me NUTS.
Sunday, May 25th, 2008 AT 12:22 AM