2010 mariner will start after sitting in sun on hot days but none of the electronics work for a few minutes, windows won't work, radio won't work, car won't go into gear???

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Asked by May 22, 2014 at 10:00 PM about the 2010 Mercury Mariner Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I don't know exactly how hot you are talking here but a closed up vehicle gets very,very hot in the sun and I'd guess that that extreme heat is affecting some circuit. Sounds weird but maybe leave a window open a crack, find some shade and get one of those fold up screen things you see in car front windows sometimes. I always wondered why people had those giant paper sun glasses in the front window.

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NE Ohio, both times the temp was in the high 70's to low 80's. Car sat all day in the sun. Dealer has no clue. Like I said, the car will start but nothing will work, no horn, no lights, no windows, no radio, no a/c, and it won't go into gear. It is like the whole car is fried. After a few minutes, everything is fine! Very weird. Anybody else experience this???

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I read a few articles on tests done on the effect of sun on a closed car, results showed the air temp rising upwards of 130 degrees and the dash-board getting as hot as 190. Your dash has a lot of electronics. Put those temps together with humidity and you have a sauna. Would you be surprised if your digital watch acted a bit off after being in a sauna for 8 hours. It is obvious that your problem is related to the heat/humidity because everything works after the interior cools a tad. Now car manufacturers do a pretty good job trying to build cars to withstand extreme conditions but some circuit in your's is acting up. Stay out of the sun or pay a electronics tech $100/hour to test every possible circuit and determine which 50 cent piece of wire is screwing up in the heat!

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