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Old 03-13-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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My car is slowly dying

I have a Manual 2001 v6. 130,xxx miles, seemed to be in good shape.
Issues that have arisen:
Alarm will no longer sound, even when I click the key fob.
Horn no longer sounds when locking it twice.
Dash will flicker and sometimes completely go dark when the dimmer is at full on.
Has failed to start more than once, and there is a clicking under dash immediately after a failed start.
Trunk no longer opens with the key fob.
This is everything I can think of right now, I know not all of these are related and possibly none are related to each other. Any ideas on where to start? I've already check every single fuse. I'm at a loss and out of my realm. Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-14-2014, 07:23 AM   #2
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Replace the battery in the key fob?
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Old 03-14-2014, 07:26 AM   #3
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Yeah, I tried it, but it's both key fobs.

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Buy this ^ to fix the starter. BTW this goes under the steering column and is the noise you are hearing.
If the horn does not work the alarm will not work but the lights should flash. Are your lights flashing?
If you do not here a loud click when you try to open your trunk you need this->http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-2004-FO...dde576&vxp=mtr
The solenoid went bad. Or does it open when you push the glove box button?
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clean and check electrical connections and batt. cables
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Mustang Ignition Starter Switch (99-04 All) - Free Shipping
Buy this ^ to fix the starter. BTW this goes under the steering column and is the noise you are hearing.
If the horn does not work the alarm will not work but the lights should flash. Are your lights flashing?
If you do not here a loud click when you try to open your trunk you need this->1999 2004 Ford Mustang Trunk Lock Latch Used | eBay
The solenoid went bad. Or does it open when you push the glove box button?
+1 to this.
Not exactly sure what the deal is with the key fobs if the batteries were replaced..
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I would just check wiring sometimes it just goes bad and check connections
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I would just check wiring sometimes it just goes bad and check connections

Could it be a new locking mechanism is needed? That's what everyone says. With my car, I press the door panel L/UL buttons and it still doesn't work.
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Could be connection to the panel it's self how the wires plug into the buttons
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Or the rubbers inside the locks are worn down which can give it a bad connection
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These cars had a problem with the dimmer switches going bad. Replace the dimmer switch to fix the dash lights going out.

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With the dim lights and not starting every now and then, it almost sounds like a bad battery/alternator...
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Or the rubbers inside the locks are worn down which can give it a bad connection

Well, when I press my L/UL, the locks move. They try to work, but I guess don't have enough power lol
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sounds like batt/alt. all these require power to work
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sounds like batt/alt. all these require power to work

Thanks for your reply!
I also thought it was the battery or alternator. Went to autozone and had both tested. Battery tested bad, but alternator tested good and strong. Got a new battery and the problem persists. I'm starting to think it's the actual mechanism. Might need some lubin' up or something. I'm taking my door panels off for a repaint anyway, so I'll take a look and get back to you guys about it so everyone has an answer.
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