No Headlights, No Turn lights, No lights at all in Front

Tiny
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  • 2000 FORD WINDSTAR
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 249,000 MILES
A few months back, all the lights in the front of the van went completely out. My headlight warning light came on, on my dash too. Within the past year, both headlights blew at the same time. I thought it odd that both went at the same time, but I replaced them and they worked for several months. One day the van would not start or boost off. I googled it, and replaced one of the relays under the dash and it worked, van would crank. A few weeks went by and suddenly all the front lights went out (headlights, turn, etc.).I don't even know where to start, but I need to fix it as daylight will be getting shorter soon. Thanks.
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Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 AT 4:42 PM

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Tiny
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Have it scanned for codes by a pro may be amodule problem or a shorted wire.
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 AT 6:38 AM
Tiny
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By Pro, I'm assuming that you mean, "not Auto Zone"? I'm sure that's were I'll end up (Pro I mean), but I just sent my oldest son off to college ($$$) and for now I relegated to driving only during the daytime.I've searched the crap out of this thing and the closest that I've come is that it could be the Front Electronics Module. That the ground for the lights happens (or is controlled/passes) there. Do you know that to be true? Maybe I can find one at a junk yard if so. Also, back to the "Pro" thing, are certain mechanics more Pro than others when it comes to scanning. I mean, would you recommend taking it to a Ford dealer over just a normal hometown guy?

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 10:24 AM
Tiny
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First thing any garage that repairs cars shold have a scanner and the only thing you will get at a dealer is higher prices and amaybe crappy work as if it's kind of a little problem child vehicle they will just end it on their merry way and tell you they can't fix it. I know I worked dealers for a very long time and a lot of guys didn't want the hard jobs. There are 3 modules for the light a front, rear, and tow light module and anyone of them cold be the problem as well as if you get another it has to be programmed to your vehicle any how so you have to see a pro anyhow(mechanic) easier totype pro here. There have been some models found with a wired that is corroded between battery and front supppport so if you feel like it get to the harness and see if that is the case it may fix your headlights at least. But any garage should be able to find it and fix it. Check around for shops with a pretty good reputation or one that your friends use. Been there and done that with college thing as I put 2 through with what I could
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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 AT 1:37 PM

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