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Old 02-05-2009, 09:54 PM
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ill keep ya posted. didnt have time to get under the dash today at work and its cold as ***** outside, so tomorrow at work before i go home ill check all the connections and make sure nothing is corroded. i did notice that i had a connetor above the fuse block under the dash that was unplugged, but i couldnt find out where it plugged into, ill find out what color wires are in it and how many pins are in it and see if anyone knows what it could possibly be to. im new the mustangs, i just got this one and before it i had a couple hondas, so im just trying to learn about what im working with.
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:16 PM
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I just got into mustangs too. I used to own an eclipse and got tired of having to get up to 6500 rpm to make power... lol... Let me know if you have any other problems, I may be able to help, or try my hardest. BTW where you live at? Im up in the mountains of Colorado and it was like 60 today and supposed to be like for the next few days, gotta love winter
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:44 PM
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charleston, sc it was in the 30s the past couple of days im at work now and im about to pull my car in
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:49 PM
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its a 5 pin female connector. looking at the connector with the clip uptop and looking at the pins starting at the left it is a black wire, then grey with blue stripe, then violet with orange, then black with yellow then brown with blue
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:58 PM
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and all the connectors that go into the ignition switch look good, no corosion or anything like that, no skinned wires.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:05 PM
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Id trace the wires back as far as you can. make sure the connectors arent loose... ummm other than that, I think the ignition cylinder may need to be replaced.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:12 PM
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does anyone know what that connector that i found thats just dangling, i couldnt find any connectors that it could plug into and i was wondering if it might plug into the fuse panel. its a 5 pin female connector. looking at the connector with the clip uptop and looking at the pins starting at the left it is a black wire, then grey with blue stripe, then violet with orange, then black with yellow then brown with blue
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:40 PM
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:27 PM
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i think i fixed my car and didnt even mean to! i found a blown 15a fuse that was for my fog lights and then i figured i would check all the fuses and then i notice a 30a fuse where a 15a fuse should be that is for the igniton switch/radio and all that. so i put a 15a fuse in place and the car hasnt shut off on me all day. is this just coincidece or could this really have fixed it. can anyone explain why this might have fixed it or if there is no way.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:38 PM
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The only thing I can think of is the bigger amp fuse was allowing the ignition cylinder to draw more amps then needed and maybe overheating it? Does that make sense? I know what Im trying to say but dont know how to say it... Thats the only thing I can think of. Hey if its working dont try and fix it, right? keep an eye on it though, electrical stuff is the last thing you want to have messing up on you.
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