2005 Ford Explorer Q&A
2005 Ford Explorer Question: What could cause total power fail when batt is brand new?
Batt icon came on, went next day & checked batt & alternator. Both read bad (Batt giving less than 10.3v). Quick charged batt to full 13v in 30 min. Started right up. Made 1 stop 5 min. later(no utilities were on). Would not restart - no dash lights even. No better w/ jump. Installed new battery, still NO power. Could Ignition relay or its fuse in the engine compartment fusebox be the problem?? If fuse, would that be the 80 amp? Want to fix this, then recheck alternator before installing this new one, if possible. - TEA4TX
Got the Owners Manual? It will show/tell you where every fuse is and it's function! Check the fuses first though before anything else is done! Good idea for ANY electrical problem is to check every fuse you can find, with a tester. Every vehicle owner should have one!! 15.00 w/free shipping on ebay, cordless circuit tester. - pushrod