1. When I turn on ignition, I get all the test lights and car DOES START
2. The car will not shift out of Park; and
3. These electrical items do NOT work:
- electric mirrors
- electric mirrors
- dome lights
- turn signals
- speedometer (when driving home, it failed)
- trunk latch
- gear shift
- inside lights
- heater or a/c controls (in radio unit) but fan is ON when key is in on position or accessory.
1999 Mercury Sable
I get power at any fuse I want to check. And I have NOT found a bad fuse in the IP or Engine compartment fuse panel.
The one thing that made me suspicious that the GEM was NOT the problem was that I could not make the trunk light to fo on when I jumber power from another hot fuse to the trunk light fuse. I didn 't imagine that the GEM had anything to do with the trunk lid, and there was no GEM on the schematic for that light.
I have not found a bad fuse yet and don't expect I will as I replaced the whole fuse panlel with the one from salvage yard.
Also, another problem that might be the missing clue -- I had connected a working Code Reader to the direct connector link and the reader says "Needs to be connected to a connector."
I then checked the tester on my neighbor's car and it works fine.
So I get the same reading, "Connect to Car"when it is connected to my car for either fuse panel with either GEM.
Where does the connector get it's power from? I had also checked all the Engine compartment fuses and they were good.
My first thought was "Aha -- the GEM is not working." My hope is still that the junk yard GEM is also good.
Does it need to be reset or coded? Do I need to disconnect battery for x minutes?
Also wonder if it could be Anti-theft related.
I have my mechanic puzzled and thinking on it as well.
I also found that TAC WORKS.
And door chime does NOT work.
Mechanic suggested that the ABS module might be bringing it down, and I am wondering if one of the relays in the engine compartment might be at fault.
The relays and fuses in passenger compartment should be OK as I have te3sted fuses and have had two sets of relay in place as the fuse panel has been swapped out.
Monday, April 6th, 2009 AT 10:33 PM