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I have a Ford Escape 2007 6 cylinders. I am currently having

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I have a Ford Escape 2007 6 cylinders. I am currently having an issue with the car where it will break a 10 amp fuse located in the fuse box inside of the car .
This happens every time when I try to turn on the engine. All power is then lost on the dashboard of the car. I had some one check the starter, fuel pump and alternator but those are ok. Please HELP
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Welcome I'm Chris aka Moose

The instrument cluster uses a 10 amp fuse in position 7, 22, and 28. Can you let me know which fuse is blowing?

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Chris,Thanks for your prompt feedback.
I will need to ask the guy that is helping me on the car in the morning because now it is in the middle of the night.
I will get you that answer in the morning.Regards.Enrico
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Chris,The fuse that blows is the one in position 7
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Chris,I have to correct the position of the fuse that is on position 18 according to the person that is helping me with the car
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** is a 10amp, but it only powers the 4x4 module. This would not effect the instrument cluster. Can you double check that this is the correct fuse.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Chris,I went to check the fuse box my self.
I did do some checking and noticed a deterioration in the malfunctioning.
I only noticed a signal of life on the car when I extracted fuse on position 7 and inserted it back in. The radio Clock will turn on at that moment and turn back off.But now I am not getting any lights on in the dashboard when turning the key and I do not get a alarm signaling that the car key has been inserted in the ignition switch. Which I had previously.
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

The new symptoms appear like your describing a dead battery. Will the car start now?

So is it fuse 7 that has the issues?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The Battery is not dead because the lights on the headlamp, in the car and the car horn are ok.I also checked fuse 22 and 28 and the do not have the same effect as when I am pulling out fuse on position 7
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I do think its fuse 7 that has the issue
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

Okay, remove fuse 7 will it start?

Install fuse 7 will it start?

Does the fuse blow?

Will the engine at least crank?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Previously a new fuse will be blown immediately when trying to start the engine.
there will be any response when there is no fuse available in position 7
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

OKay we are getting there.

Fuse 7 powers the instrument cluster, rear view mirrors, data link connector, audio control module.

The catch is, this fuse is powered all the time so turning the key to the run or start position should not effect it or this circuit.

So at this time are all fuses in place and all fuses good?

With the key on, what is the check engine light and theft light doing?

Will the engine crank?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Chris,I have checked all the fuses on the console panel at the passenger site and they are all ok.
I have noticed that fuse position 2 and 23 have a 5A fuse where the manual states there should be noneNow the console does not light up even when I turn on the ignition and I have no fuses blowingI am thinking that a higher Amperage was coming from somewhere else and was blowing fuse 7 inside of the car
But now because that electrical part has degenerated so much it does not transmit any more power to the console through fuse 7 otherwise for me it is not making any sense why it is blowing fuse 7 only when actually starting the car.(previously)Now the console is doing almost nothing even when all the fuses are in place.
Battery seems also ok
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

We need a test light at minimum to continue or a digital volt meter preferably to diagnose this electrical issue.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I agree will look for one today
Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.


Expert:  Chris (aka-Moose) replied 2 years ago.

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