Dashboard Issues in Rain

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Hi,
When it rains, several dash features malfunction intermittently. The driver assist features and airbag warning light will flash on and off. Also the blinker will ‘rapid’ blink, the dash radio and climate controls will function on and off. The same with the controls on the screen. They will flash.

I’m afraid one day the car will just die. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of electrical issue?

Thanks,

Mark

 

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Hi,
When it rains, several dash features malfunction intermittently. The driver assist features and airbag warning light will flash on and off. Also the blinker will ‘rapid’ blink, the dash radio and climate controls will function on and off. The same with the controls on the screen. They will flash.

I’m afraid one day the car will just die. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of electrical issue?

Thanks,

Mark
Sounds like a warranty issue. Have you taken your truck into the dealer?

Frank
 

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Hi,
When it rains, several dash features malfunction intermittently. The driver assist features and airbag warning light will flash on and off. Also the blinker will ‘rapid’ blink, the dash radio and climate controls will function on and off. The same with the controls on the screen. They will flash.

I’m afraid one day the car will just die. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of electrical issue?

Thanks,

Mark
Have you checked the fuse box inside the engine compartment? Sounds like it could be getting moisture in there if it's not closed all the way?

https://imgvehicle.com/ford/ranger-iv-2019/fuse-box


https://car-fuse.blogspot.com/2020/05/2019-ford-ranger-fuses.html

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I had the truck back for 60k service. Of course it was dry weather. There were no codes in the computer. They offered to run the car through the car wash to see if that would trigger the fault but I passed on that.
I looked in the fuse box under the hood which is just in front of the driver, it had been raining the last few days but everything looked dry this morning.
I think I may turn a hose on it when we get some warm weather to see if that might set off the issues.
 

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I had the truck back for 60k service. Of course it was dry weather. There were no codes in the computer. They offered to run the car through the car wash to see if that would trigger the fault but I passed on that.
I looked in the fuse box under the hood which is just in front of the driver, it had been raining the last few days but everything looked dry this morning.
I think I may turn a hose on it when we get some warm weather to see if that might set off the issues.
Why did you decline the car wash idea?
 


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Why did you decline the car wash idea?
I think he might be out of warranty and that would have been the most expensive automated car wash on record. :D
 

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I had the "rapid blink" for the left blinker in my old Escape once, but that was because the tail light on that side had burned out; once I replaced it, the blink went back to normal. Given the quantity of issues you're having, I'd agree with @AzScorpion on the fuse box, or you've got some loose/exposed wiring somewhere along the line.
 

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I got moisture in my gauge cluster from camping in the rain, got it replaced under warranty and got my doorbell chime back in the process(something I didn’t even realize I was missing) as well as a higher pitched tone for my parking sensors. Could be something there as well.
 
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I declined the car wash test because it was late and I needed the truck back.

Theres got to be a common spot where all those affected functions meet.

The driver assist functions started flashing just from the car sitting in the rain. The other malfunctions, like the air bag light and the in dash radio/climate lights acted up after driving a bit.

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Hi Mark,

Any chance it is a low battery?

Best,
Phil
 

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Hi Mark,

Any chance it is a low battery?

Best,
Phil
It's not doing it all the time only when it rains. A low battery would be doing it consistently whether it's dry or raining out.

When it rains, several dash features malfunction intermittently. The driver assist features and airbag warning light will flash on and off.
 

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It's not doing it all the time only when it rains. A low battery would be doing it consistently whether it's dry or raining out.
Hi Dave,

Good point...!

best,
Phil
 

 
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