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Old 05-15-2015, 08:28 AM   #1
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A few issues...

Ok. I'm new here. I've seen some similar issues, but not completely the same. I have a '96 GT here are my issues.

1. Battery is draining
2. Driver side door lock won't work with keyless entry nor with key(when turning the key there is no resistance at all)
3. Drivers side window won't go down.
4. I tried charging the battery and I got the charging light, my alarm beeped and then nothing.

So... here's some of my suspicions. I think someone tried getting into my car. the paint near the window above the lock is scratched badly(and no it hadn't been before)
So I'm thinking or maybe hoping I have a short in the door from someone trying to Jimmy the lock(I know that's part of the reason Cops no longer open doors for people, but didn't know if the Mustang was one of the cars it could happen to)
I started to get the door panel off and only got as far as popping the cover around the switches because it started raining. It's raining still this morning so I figured I'd try to see if I could get some ideas on something I might be missing or not know. Any help would be appreciated!

Oh... the battery is less than a year old. I bought it back in September. Since it's raining I do plan on taking it out and up to the store.
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:47 AM   #2
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You should have your entire charging system tested. It is possible that your alternator is bad and is discharging your battery.
Not sure why your key isn't working. It could be that the little rod fell off. You will have to try and determine what the problem is when you remove the door panel.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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My car has a parasitic drain. It only happens when it sits when It's cold. If It's warm it can sit for a month and be fine. I haven't found the issue and gave up since It's garaged in the winter anyway and not driven. I tried testing and the pulling fuses routine and never found the issue. Researching it I found several issues with this same problem with 90s Ford products across the board.

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