Dash Lights out, window not going all the way up, door not closing correctly, windshield wipers running when they
feel like it, and now radio is staying on when shutting off car and opening door. I have contacted AutomotiveModules.com, but have not heard back from them yet. Any ideas about the radio unit? Sounds strange to me.
As you can see in the post above yours, that is indeed a problem that is often the FEM. You don't need all the symptoms to need your FEM repaired.Has anyone found that this help the power streering stiffness? All other items work fine like windows ,wipers, turn signal; my streening just started to get very stiff or maybe a better word is harder.
I had that problem getting off the freeway. The steering was still in freeway mode, very stiff. Never had the issue again after replacing the FEM.Has anyone found that this help the power streering stiffness? All other items work fine like windows ,wipers, turn signal; my streening just started to get very stiff or maybe a better word is harder.
Define "flaking out dash". If the lights don't work on the dash & your shift indicator, that's normally FEM.Well, gents. New here, but will gladly seek wise counsel after the last few months with no car. Battery seemed to be dying, that's fairly normal they only last a couple years. Replaced the battery and things seemed to be better for a few weeks. Then the Radio quit working, odd, but okay we can replace that, not the end of the world.
The dash started occasionally flaking out, but then would "come" back. Then we got stranded on a short day trip, the Bird would crank, but not fire. Well, that was back in March. Towed to a Dealership here in KC for repair as they have worked on this vehicle for many years. They hooked the Tbird up and diagnosed that a "chip" on the dash module was the cause of the troubles. The current shortage of parts and semi-conductors led to a long wait. Well, after they shipped the unit out for repair, not sure where or who repaired, the Bird still sits in their lot. That scenario occurred in May and again in early June. Today we got the sheepish phone call from the repair service manager that the Ford dealership can't fix the Bird. As in, we give up, come get the car. Guessing we no longer sit by and just drive the Bird.
Any similar experiences? Any idea where to start? Can a shade tree guy even replace the FEM, PCU, ECM, or REM without the Ford programming needed?
Anybody here gone down the rabbit hole of pulling some of the computer logic out and going less ECU and more aftermarket?
Are they a good company to deal with?I had automotive modules rebuild my FEM and it solved all my issues of no dash lights. https://forums.fordthunderbirdforum...d-front-electronic-module-fem-2002-2005.5560/
I had the same issue and in January had my FEM module rebuilt and it corrected the problem.My cluster lights went out a few weeks ago. I have replaced every fuse in the panel that even mentions "cluster" but still nothing. I there some type of module that controls these?
A helpful tip since you are a regular, click the member's name, then messages, and there you will see all their posts, one of which answers your question-
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Our 2002 Torch Red D3 T-bird sleeping..
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For you southerner's, that's a matching Torch Red Snow blower at the readyThe middle of February in Central New York.. We had the ever faithful prognostication from Punxsutawney Phil just 2 weeks ago, again, like clock-work, he saw his shadow on a cloudy snowy day in PA. And predicted 6 more weeks of winter... I think he went Hollywood and the only reason he sees his darn shadow every year is from the beaming 5000 watts Arie Lights that floods the area for cameras... That being said, our T-bird is still nestled in it's sleeping quarters waiting for about the middle of April, when around here, all the sweet rides start to emerge from hibernation, yes, right now we get one day in the 40's and 5 in the 20's.. But the days are getting longer, the sun higher on the horizon, we are getting there.
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Oops, a nipple slip..
FYI I tried to post this (above ) from my ipad, but when I upload the photos they were upside-down.. So I tried it again from my computer.. Sorry for the repetition and use of bandwidth.. I just wanted to make it correct.. For some reason whenever I post photos taken with the ipad, they are correct on the ipad but end up upside down when uploaded..
Too bad you didn't find it before you went to the dealership! You could have easily removed and send the FEM off for repair and put it back in yourself for less than 500.00, some reporting as little as 200.00.This last week I have have had the front end module replaced, my dash cluster lights were out. I have read on line others have had the same problem, total cost 1800. 00
At my local Ford dealer. Glad I found this site.