Why Am I Having Massive Electrical Problems With My Expedition????

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Asked by Aug 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM about the 2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2003 Expedition Eddie Bauer 4WD which I bought brand new. However, I am now experiencing a lot of electrical problems. Cruise control coast button at times doens't work at all, the rear side windows won't open anymore, the front passenger side window switch literally started smoking, the headlights high beam at times won't work, and there has been numerous times when I'm driving it I can smell what seems to be rubber burning like it's the wiring under the dashboard. Also, when I take my key out of the ignition some times even 60 seconds after that I will hear the bing sound as if the key is still in the ignition. Do I need to contact Ford about these problems? My vehicle hasn't been in an accident or done anything like this before. I'm concerned it might catch fire while I'm driving it with my family in it!

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Easy fixes. You need a new ignition switch, that is what is causing the chime when you take the key out. The headlight wiring and or connectors sometimes melt and you will smell that electrical smell, remove the headlight switch to see if can see any melted wires. Remove and replace, maybe splice in a new connector. The original wiring isn't the best and can't handle the load. Things wear out, but for a 2003, it is unusual. It is way out of warranty, Ford won't help.

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