Hi Brian, the control panel works ,as does the replacement we supplied, all the lights come on but the heater/A/C system doesn't. I am afraid that I don't know much about the module apart from it requires a full dashboard removal to access it and it costs about £800.00. I have just phoned my wife to see where the details from the last diagnostic check that I left on my desk are and she now has them in her car with her.
Brian, my wife will be home with the car by 6.00 this evening. I will be able to give you more information then if that would be helpful.
The car is now back here but unfortunately there no useful information apart from a print out of a wireing diagram left by the Ford garage.
I have checked out the control panel and the only thing that happens is the blue and red parts on the left hand control botton and the max fan sign on the top central switch come on.
No digital read out shows.
I checked out the fuse that I put into the wrong space.
In the fuse box on the right hand side under the bonnet, the clear plastic topped fuses on the left hand side of the box, is where I mis-placed the 40 amp blue fuse.
It appears that the A/C fuse is in the 7th slot down,with an empty space above it
When I was checking them out I plugged it into the next space up which doesn't have a fuse in it.
With the fuse in that space the heater fan ran at full power and none of the other controll switches worked.
I replaced the fuse into it's correct slot but nothing worked then.
Is there anything in that fuse capsule that could have been damaged by being in the wrong slot?
The first time we took the car in operator at the Ford garage said that the control panel was at fault .
We then obtained a replacement panel and the next time the car went in the computer showed that all the control switches on the A/C panel all had power to them and were operational, but the fault was deeper within the system.
They wanted us to buy a new 'module' for about £800.00 plus a days labour with no guarentee that it would work.
Hence I hope to find a more economical option possibly using a second hand part.
I hope this might be of help to you.
Hi Brian, just tried the self test. No code shown on it's own digital display panel but there is AST shown on the radio display but no code comes up.
Is there anything else I should have done?
Hi Brian, I am sorry but I have not been able to find a number for the fuse. The list on the underside of the lid bears no resemblence to the fuse layout. I have tryed to attach a photo but with no sucsess.
The owners handbook is not much of a help either. All I can say is that it is a blue 40amp fuse with a clear plastic top and is the last in a row of 7 fuse slots thast appear in the following order from top to bottom.
space that I plugged the fuse into
I will see if I can find a diagram of the auxillary fuse box.
I do appreciate your help, regards John.
Is it possible to email a photo to you/
Hi Brian, I found a fuse box diagram and it shows that I put fuse 7 into slot 6 , Regards John.
Hi Brian, I am pretty sure those fuses are ok. as they were checked several times by our own and the Ford mechanics. I will check them out tomorrow if that is ok by you, as, up here in the Highlands of Scotland it is very humid, no wind and if I go outside now I will be eaten alive by the hoards of midges.what time are you on line tomorrow? Many thanks.
Good morning Brian, Please excuse me for slowness, like me the computer is rather past it and not wanting to play this morning.
Reg EJ56 NEF Chassis No WFOWXXGBBW6R35375 My mistake, must have typed the wrong reg number.
If the 40amp fuse put that amount of power through the blower relay would that damage something else in the system?
If the control panel self test didn't come up with a code, does it mean that there is nothing wrong with the system? That was the result the Ford guy came up with.
fuses 65, 76, & 93 all ok, John.
I don't have a volt meter only a circuit tester which will show current and volts from 6v 12v 24v etc. + and neg.-.Will that do?
Even though there wasn't a fuse in F7 everything in the car worked.
Hi Brian, correct, I put 7 into 6 port and the fan came on full power.
I am working on the fuse testing now.
power at fuses 65 69 93 but I can't find any at 76.
I have had a look on Ebay and there seems to be a good range of parts from just the resistor, fan motors and the complete assembly. all at reasonable prices.
I am pretty sure that there wasn't a fuse in port 6 but it is not beyond the relms of possibility that I took it out and lost it. So far it does look as if that could be the problem.
I don't have any spare fuses of that type, and as I think that we have reached the end of my abilities, may I suggest that as the car is booked in with Fin, our machanic in Oban, I will let him carry on from here.
If it is ok.with you, I will send a print out of your answers so far and he can try a new fuse in 6. and he can get in touch with you if he needs to.
Thank you so much for your help in getting to this stage, I will see how it goes tomorrow and get back to you after that.
The car went into Fin's garage today and he had allready been thinking along the lines of a fuse missing. Your suggestion confirmed it. A fuse was put into port 6 and everything now works.
So much for a Ford garage. The wiring diagram they had left in the car was for a 2000 Mondeo.?????
We paid them quite a lot of money and it would have cost a heck of a lot more if we had taken it back to them.
Also, so much for me trying to find a blown fuse on a very cold, windy and wet day by the side of the road in Fort William. I could have sworn I didn't loose the fuse. Oh well, it could have been worse.
Many, many thanks for your time and advise,
Hi Brian, Not quite everything is working properly.My wife has just driven down to Glasgow tonight and tells me that there is constant hot air coming from the small round vents even when the stat is set at 16 degrees I guess that a self test might show a code It has to go into Fins garage again next week so he could sore it then. Apart from that, it is all ok.
She has gone to see our son who is also a mechanic He works for Finnings Caterpiller so not much good for solving our problems.
Thanks again, Regards John.
PS I left some good feedback for you, Excellent service.
Hi Brian, Thanks for that, I will give that a go on Saturday when the car is back here and I will get back to you then.