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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Ford
Satisfied Customers: 3619
Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years experience in Foreign & Domestic Vehicles
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The lights on dashboard showing the gears will not go out

Customer Question

the lights on dashboard showing the gears will not go out which drains the battery
JA: Have you checked the fuses? The dashboard bulbs?
Customer: no how do i do that
JA: What is the model/year of your Ford?
Customer: 2012 ford fusion
JA: Are you fixing your Fusion yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i was told that i needed a new battery and a new alternator, however last night i saw that when the car was turned off the lights showing the gears was still lit and i did not know how to turn them off
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that is it
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

yes it is common failure on them ,battery & alternator, but there sevral things could went wrong but we need to start here

what is the mileage on it ?

First lets check

1- Battery for having 12 volts

2- if you start it and get it running ,while running are you reading 14 volts on the battery with all the loads on ,ac ,headlight radio, flashe etc

you should read 14 plus volts .

Thank You *****
ASE Certified Technician