Need answers on how to fix it

Asked by Mar 11, 2017 at 08:08 AM about the 2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Husband attempted to install after market CD
player in 2003 ford explorer and wrongly did
something with the wires.  My truck started
spputteri then immediately died. We purchased
brand new battery,  it fired right up and last night
while driving my dash lights got super dim and all
my gauges dropped to zero and then it suddenly
died and wouldn't turn over?help please

3 Answers

250,565

Well you answered your own question, the wiring was not done correctly. No way for us to know how it was wired up without being there. You will need to have a local garage or car electronics shop to inspect the install and wiring it correctly. I suspect there is a constant draw on the electronics draining the battery.

22,915

look in the dash and see if there are any burned wires- try to put the wiring back the way it was- you don't need to pay attention to all the speaker wires, just the power wire- the big red one that you crossed up somehow-

19,760

Something may be crossed up in the installation. First, charge the battery completely with a charger. Then start the vehicle and check the voltage being supplied by the alternator, it should be over 14 volts. If less, disconnect the power to the radio and check again. If over 14 volts there is a problem in the radio connections.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 62,462 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $495.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 10,700
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,330
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,450
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
904 Great Deals out of 70,440 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Expedition
385 Great Deals out of 22,004 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
612 Great Deals out of 35,926 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,205 Great Deals out of 180,791 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
273 Great Deals out of 19,989 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Highlander
451 Great Deals out of 24,762 listings starting at $2,299
Used Ford Escape
1,099 Great Deals out of 84,570 listings starting at $1,495
Used Honda Pilot
402 Great Deals out of 24,731 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota 4Runner
236 Great Deals out of 21,033 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
317 Great Deals out of 23,735 listings starting at $2,500
Used GMC Yukon
401 Great Deals out of 20,778 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
47 Great Deals out of 1,835 listings starting at $1,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 36,842 listings starting at $23,988
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
104 Great Deals out of 3,526 listings starting at $15,310
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
173 Great Deals out of 5,240 listings starting at $11,495
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 5,435 listings starting at $9,850
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
88 Great Deals out of 2,735 listings starting at $9,474

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.