Why are all my lights flashing?

Asked by Mar 14, 2016 at 08:21 PM about the 2004 Ford Explorer Eddie Bauer V8 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2004 Ford explorer and recently I have been having issues with all
the lights on the dash and radio plus the actual lights on the outside of my car
blinking. Its the same sound and speed of flasher lights most of the time but it
will also slow down in speed. What is wrong with my car?

18 Answers

30

Sounds like the smart junction box is bad it's a computer controlled fuse box and needs to be programmed and security reset

30

Or a harness issue , has it ever been in a accident? If not then I'd still do my pinpoint diagnostics good luck

86,895

Sounds like a major crosscircuit in the wiring harness, on this one I would refer you to a professional wiring tech, doesn't have to be a dealer though, a good independent shop should be able to locate this for you, but it will take some time.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

We just realized that when we make sure the lights are on the blinking stops but the flasher sound is still going

86,895

That sounds like the alarm has been triggered, but there is usually a horn with it. have you tried locking and unlocking the drivers door with the key? You may have to do the passenger door if the drivers won't shut it down. If none of that works then take it to your tech.

I dont have an alarm. We have been doing research and we think it could have something to do with my automatic start/pats system. We are not sure and right now we have to do our best to fix this ourself. For some reason we have had more than our fair share of unexpected expenses recently. I do appreciate all the help :) :)

86,895

Are you sure you don't have an alarm system, every diagram I have come up shows an alarm system. Remove C1016 and see if something changes, it won't run but just see if anything changes. See pic.

hmmm, I will show this to him. Thank you

It didnt fix the problem but it did change the speed of the of the beeping, faster. Any other suggestions? Also, that diagram is a little bit off of what mine actually looks like. The 2 rows just to the right, of where C1016 is, are not there

Tennisshoes, We think my automatic start might have something to do with it. I went to Wyoming and it would not start with the auto start and during my 2nd trip there and it refusing to start again I did notice the same type of blinking but I havent had any issues with that until just recently, At the time I thought that maybe it was blinking because the car just didnt start from using the button. Its all kinda coming back to me a little at a time cuz at that time it didnt seem to be an issue.

as far as I know my truck has never had an alarm.

86,895

As the auto start is an add on I would remove it and reconnect the wires it taps into and see if that cures your problems. It just seems odd that it would flash the lights if it is only for auto start, unless it is feeding back through the system.

I just got off the phone with the company that we have the auto start from and they said to do a bypass module reset but that it HAS to be taken to an authorized installer.

86,895

And that is why I don't like auto start units

I dont believe that it has to be taken in. I think that is something he has to say. I have to find a way to fix this issue ourself. I dont think it will be a hard fix if we can figure it out. I have had way to many unexpected expenses recently and I just dont have the money to take it in right now.

OMG, I am taking it in. I called Custom audio and they are only gonna charge me $25 to reprogram it! Thank you for all of your help Tennisshoes. I really do appreciate it.

I expected it to be in the high hundreds for someone to fix it

86,895

I'm glad they were helpful with you. usually it is once you have bought it it is all yours and forget any customer service.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Why does the four wheel drive light flash 2 answers

    The four wheel drive light flashes sometimes both when in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. Then it goes out of 4-wheel drive. Mechanices have installed a new motor and checked out the sensors - they a...

    1996 Ford Explorer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why won't turn signals flash? 5 answers

    Turn signals only flash randomly, usually they just stay a steady light; i've replaced bulbs.

    2004 Ford Explorer XLT V6 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why the Overdrive light is flashing in my car? 2 answers

    2004 Ford Explorer Limited V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Overdrive light flashing Explorer 1 answer

    My 03 Explorers overdrive light just started flashing. And when I accelerate from a full stop, it takes several seconds to shift out of first. Once it does, it seems fine. What needs fixed? I se...

    2003 Ford Explorer XLS V6

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Ford Explorer XLT transmission od light flashing 1 answer

    My od light flashing and no codes. Filled transmission fluid and shifts fine.

    2003 Ford Explorer XLT V6 AWD

    -

    General

Explorer

Looking for a Used Explorer in your area?

CarGurus has 73,742 nationwide Explorer listings starting at $750.

ZIP:

Search Ford Explorer Questions

Ford Explorer Experts

#1 OJ
OJ
Reputation 9,360
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,730
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 2,130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Expedition
413 Great Deals out of 24,690 listings starting at $1,999
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
840 Great Deals out of 68,654 listings starting at $864
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
775 Great Deals out of 28,432 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,691 Great Deals out of 211,555 listings starting at $1,000
Used Dodge Durango
299 Great Deals out of 24,118 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Escape
1,113 Great Deals out of 90,502 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Highlander
481 Great Deals out of 25,067 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Pilot
461 Great Deals out of 19,628 listings starting at $599
Used Toyota 4Runner
319 Great Deals out of 20,540 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Pathfinder
413 Great Deals out of 24,808 listings starting at $999
Used GMC Yukon
517 Great Deals out of 17,114 listings starting at $1,799
Used Ford Explorer Sport
307 listings starting at $695

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Explorer For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 44,399 listings starting at $24,490
2016 Ford Explorer For Sale
168 Great Deals out of 5,856 listings starting at $16,900
2015 Ford Explorer For Sale
137 Great Deals out of 3,468 listings starting at $13,595
2014 Ford Explorer For Sale
255 Great Deals out of 6,053 listings starting at $11,400
2013 Ford Explorer For Sale
144 Great Deals out of 3,891 listings starting at $9,000