05 Explorer 4.0L Mesage Center no power to driver control on left side

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Asked by Mar 11, 2016 at 03:17 AM about the 2005 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

05 Explorer 4.0L Mesage Center no power to driver control on left side
$WD hi, $wdlo buttons light up work fine
msg center stuck on change oil, cannot get out of thjis mode, turn kep on,
start motor, immediately goes to "oil change required" no way to get ot of
this mode, buttons on left INFO SETUP RESET are unresponsive, noticed
at night, there is no illumination to these buttons, everything else
illuminates as normal, cant seem to find the fuse for this
please help

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4,765

did you replace the battery and put brand new cables in that?...perhaps it might be a good idea~

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Hmm battery is a year old, the alternator and battery were replaced together, the speedo etc was going crazy as others have mentioned in bad alernator /battey scenario's. JUst can seem to get into the msg center to clear the "oil change required" msg I will disconnect the negative battery cable when I get home from work today. Thanks !

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4,765

be sure the connections are happy with 50 amps~ wirebrush them if necessary~ reset the trouble codes~ use a scanner~

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4,765

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Thanks for that

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Im a little concerned that the buttons no longer illuminate, almost like the reset etc are no longer powered on, thus useless, do you know if those are fused, I looked at a Ford diagram, but didnt see a specific fuse for the message center or the INFO SETUP RESET buttons to the left of the msg center

4,765

ok..must grounding to the chassis...you could test with a multimeter but would hazard to guess that insufficient grounding of your dash is causing the ECU to not live up to it's full potential...not to say that the brain is crazy....but in a way, yep....starved of power...make sure the dashboard has proper ground...put another grounding wire on the instrument assembly if the ground tests weak...or reduced voltage or potential~ so think that the instrument panel ain't gettin' enough ground...would be my second guess already~

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