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I have a 2015 Ford F-150 and the info center flash message…

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I have a 2015...

I have a 2015 Ford F-150 and the info center flash message charging system needs service. Also vehicle will not start even though the battery is charged

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

All terminals are clean & tight

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I turned key on and everything lights up like normal. I turn the key and nothing. I checked battery terminals, battery charge, belt, fuses, and all are good

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

Vehicle ran fine up until today. I last drove it yesterday

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Ford
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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I have owned the vehicle since 2015 and have never had any electrical issues until now
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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago
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What is the battery voltage?

Will it at least crank?

Key in the run position what does the theft light and check engine light do?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Battery voltage 14.3. Vehicle will not crank. When key is turned on, all lights on dash come on as normal. Radio turns on, heater turns on, etc. When I turn key, nothing. Then the message Charging Service needed
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I even attempted to jump start and still the same
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago

Thanks, ***** ***** know where the starter relay is?

Do you know how to bypass a relay?

Do you have a digital volt meter?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I do not know where the relay is...I know how to by pass the old style starter relays... not sure on newer vehicles. And yes I have a digital voltage meter
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Any clues?
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago

Starter relay location. https://www.dropbox.com/s/l07aw1lz9e0ufz6/15strelay.png?dl=0

Does pin 3 have battery voltage, you may need a paper clip to get in there to the tabs.

Is pin 2 ground when trying to start?

Is pin 1 power when trying to start?

Pin 3 jumped to pin 5 does it crank, key in the run position and jumper in place does it crank and start?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
I got the diagram. It is 10:30 Pm and 25 below outside. I will need to wait till daylight in morning to test the relay.Why is message window saying Charging System needs Sewrvice Now? Anything else I should lick for?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The message appears only when I attempt to start the vehicle. When I just turn the key to on position, there is no messages.
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Any other Clues?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Any thoughts?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
OK... I will need to wait till morning to check starter relay and try to by pass the relay. Thank you for your assistance.
Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 5 months ago

The message is because the key is on and the engine is not running and charging the battery. No need to worry about that.

Talk to you tomorrow

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 4 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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