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My grand daughter drove my car to work and went out after

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My grand daughter drove my car to work and went out after she got off and the car won't start. You can turn it on and everything will come on except the only thing that lights up on the dash is the seatbelt emblem. It has a new battery but it has been raining a lot could it be caused by the water?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

What model vehicle, and which engine, and transmission?

When you jumped it, did more lights in the instrument cluster come on?

Do the headlights work bright and remain bright when trying to start?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ford focus and jumping did nothing. It didn't mater the only night on the dash was a seatbelt emblem. 4Cyl and a standard transmission.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Radio came on and all other things worked .lights fan Windows and any other instruments.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Did you tow the vehicle home, or are you with the vehicle now?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Towed it to granson. Head lights, powered windows, radio, blinkers and everything that was supposed to except dash lights and car did turn over all.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It didn't turn over.or make a sound
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not with it
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Is anyone with the vehicle that can start the testing process. I need someone to remove the starter relay. See if one pin has battery power, hold the key in the start position and see if another pin is now powered.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They can in the morning?
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

That will be great, this is one step so I can figure out a direction to go for other steps.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I said standard transmission but ment automatic.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
They checked all fuses and they are good. So is the starter. The emblem on dash when turned on is airbag.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Let me know when you will be able to check the starter relay.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's ok
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Great, so you are getting the 2 power signals to the starter relay from the prior test. That leaves pin 1 to the relay not grounding. That comes from the PCM/security system. So we need to jump over to unplugging the PCM and checking all powers and grounds at it. Use the links below.

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