Everything was normal Friday afternoon when I came home from work - signals functioning normally. Sunday went to take dog to vet, that’s when I noticed no turn signals. When I got home did walkaround and noticed headlights on. No tail lights or license plate light noted this morning.This all happened at once? A little history is in order.
I don't know what a LCM is in relation to airbag, I am waiting to be enlightened, but hey, I have seen lighting control modules fuss/f@ck with the network. So that is a possibility, but first, as wrote before, easy stuff to check, GROUNDS.Noted courtesy lights on very dim - like a pair of AA batteries hooked up to it. Starting to think LCM went south. But the airbag light puzzles me...
By the “choke point” I assume you mean the two green screws by the battery. SO - I’m charging my cordless Dremel and will remove the leads, sand down, and re-attach, then spray some primer over it. Also have some bonding staps, I’ll run one from the fender to the frame. If there are any other specific points you can think of to check, let me know.This sounds like a restrictive ground to the body control module.
In 2001, ford adopted a mux/can/bus line that needed a new protocal. If one of those communiction lines breaks down, you get a plethora of wierd symptoms just as you are describing. There is no way in hell all these systems failed unless they share a common B+, but normally, those are all fused for protection, but ground choke points will do this. SO My shyte advice, clean all grounds. Then see what happens, you might not end up throwing useless modules at a problem that just needed a bit of elbow grease.
On the right front fender, there is a ground choke point that is essential. Check it out.
I think what is happening right now, is you are having a module communication network problem as ford was very fuzzy about back then.
One of my favorite comedy guys! His “Incomplete list of impolite words” is my favorite track.I don't know what a LCM is in relation to airbag, I am waiting to be enlightened, but hey, I have seen lighting control modules fuss/f@ck with the network. So that is a possibility, but first, as wrote before, easy stuff to check, GROUNDS.
Half the stuff I find in troubleshooting sounds like george carlin and how plastic fed everything up.
From memory, one of the grounds that sucks on these car is the one down by right front fender, much like an econoline. So I think I said that twice now. Yes and yes to dremel and primer. That is the kosher way to correct factory default.If there are any other specific points you can think of to check, let me know.