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No start. It’s a new battery radio comes on but no lights on…

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Yes it’s a new battery radio comes on but no lights on dash

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford?

2009

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

I e tried everything the dash has no lights on just the airbag light and the radio comes on the windows works the lights work everything works jus no dash light and no start

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats all

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Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** you tell me which model your Ford is.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2009
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

I understand it is a 2009, but what kind of Ford is it?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
2009 Ford Fusion s
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Does the engine crank over when turning the key? Does the check engine light come on when the key is turned on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The only thing it does is the radio comes on no lights on dash but the airbag light. I took it to the dealership they told me it was the cluster got that fix still no results
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

It sounds like you may have an issue with the ignition switch or the main control module. If you have a voltage meter I can run you through some tests that will help you to find the issue.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
what are the steps
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Where is the main control module located
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

I would not worry about the module at this time. No need to just replace parts. I need to know what the voltage is at the battery as the vehicle sits and what it does when someone tries cranking the engine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
The battery is brand new that’s what I did first. The dash has no power once u try starting the car it does nothin but the radio comes on and one airbag light and no other lights on the dash
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Can you tell me what the voltage reading is at the large terminal at the fuse box under the hood.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
14.2
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Does the IGN fuses in the fuse box all show the same voltage with the key on?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
that’s the first thing my step father checked when the car first got the problem and yes they are reading the same voltage
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Is the anti theft light on when you try cranking the engine?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No it’s no.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I even got a new key made and programmed and still nothing no dash lights
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

I would suspect the ignition switch then. You can test it by accessing it and seeing if all but the blue/white wire show voltage with the key in the run position. If not then it is bad.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Will the ignition switch cause the dash not to light up
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes, if that circuit is not getting the signal to turn on then this will occur.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
But the radio comes on
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Yes but there are different circuits that get different signals from the ignition switch and the modules.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok I’ll check the ignition wires tomorrow
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Let me know what happens and if you need more help.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok thanks
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

THank you

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Wit the main control module if I try to jump off the starter and nothing happens does it mean it’s the control module.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
If I try to jumpstart directly at the starter does that mean it’s the control module
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Not necessarily. Do you have a scan tool? If so does it communicate with the vehicles computer and give you codes and data?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have the scan tool..
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago
When you hook it up and turn the key on does it communicate with the computer?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok the fuse was blown for the dash I replaced it now the security light just blinks rapidly and the check engine light blinks
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Security light blinks rapidly
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago
Does your scan tool communicate with the vehicles computer?
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
but no codes are coming up
Ford Mechanic: Fix It Man, Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Can you pick up any of the sensor readings?

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