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1998 ford contour: interior lights..power exterior mirror stop working

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I own a 1998 ford contour. my interior lights, radio, and power exterior mirror stop working at the same time. each function has its own fuse. I checked all the fuses and they are good. my owner manual does not show any type of common fuse or relay switch for these three function. what could cause power lost to the radio power mirrors and interior lights at the same time
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Marc replied 11 years ago.


Check to see if you have brake lights and get back to me I think I have Your answer.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Marc's Post: Mark, I check my brake lights. They are working fine.
Expert:  Steve replied 11 years ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 11 years ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 11 years ago.
Expert:  Steve replied 11 years ago.

It would appear from the schematics I have uploaded for you that all 3 of these systems receive power from fuse 34 in the central junction box; I think that might be a good place to start looking. Even if the fuse is good, check at the various components for power coming in; there could be a break in the wire behind the fuse box or a bad splice in between the fuse and the components for example...


If this is helpful, clicking my accept button would be most appreciated... thanks!

Customer: replied 11 years ago.
I have the problem fixed now. I had to take it to a local mechanic because it was too difficult driving at night without the instrument panel. the mechnic told me it was the interior lighting relay switch.

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