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Old 03-13-2014, 04:18 PM
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No idea what's going on. Help!

My husband and I got a 00 excursion 7.3 limited 4wd today. It came with 2 pats keys. We used the better looking one to drive it home (2hours, several stops, no problems) well he went to get in it to get a pizza and used the other key that was kinda banged up and it started, he backed out of the carport and went to go and had no throttle response. So he thought it might be the key (which I dont think was it but whatever) so he shut it off, came in, got my key and went back out. Well it would start then die out repeatedly and now it won't start. It just turns over. The theft light is NOT blinking fast but when the key is forward only the battery warning light comes on and seatbelt light (none of the rest). Battery connections are good and both batteries have a full charge and are only several months old. He pulled the codes and got the following:
P1000
P1670
P1260
P0381
P0603
P0221

It seems like a low voltage type thing but I dont know what could be causing it. Any input would be great. It also doesn't help that he goes offshore in a few hours and this is the only vehicle I have that car seats fit in. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:47 PM
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Got it. Number 18 fuse blew. Whew. That key is going in the trash and I'm getting a new one. It was the original fuse and the p.o. never used the funky key so I dont trust it.
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Old 03-14-2014, 02:50 AM
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Keep that key... you will need both (2 keys) to get a copy made unless you goto a dealer and pay a lot more, from what I've heard.

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Old 03-14-2014, 03:56 AM
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Our locksmith only needs 1 key thankfully. But thanks for lookin out. My husband checked on everything before he left because he felt super bad about breaking the only thing I had to drive right before he had to go. Lol. He knew he wasn't gonna hear the end of it. :p
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:54 AM
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Walmart will program PATS for you too. If you bring them a key that you buy somewhere else they wont charge you to program or cut it (usually), even the PATS key.
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Don't remember which fuse it blows , but there is a common problem with a short in the O/D wiring in the shifter that causes a blown fuse with the same symptoms explained , no pedal , no gauges , eventually no start. Just a heads up in case it happens again.
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Just an update incase anyone else has the problem. It ended up being the od wires (like ^). The key was a fluke I guess but it took 2 more months and a trip to the mountians to get it to smoke up the car and blow the fuse again (and everytime it was cranked). And of course we were on a steep 1 way rd on the side of a mountian with switchbacks. Had to tape it up till we got home and ordered a new shifter. Thanks again for the help guys.
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Just an update incase anyone else has the problem. It ended up being the od wires (like ^). The key was a fluke I guess but it took 2 more months and a trip to the mountians to get it to smoke up the car and blow the fuse again (and everytime it was cranked). And of course we were on a steep 1 way rd on the side of a mountian with switchbacks. Had to tape it up till we got home and ordered a new shifter. Thanks again for the help guys.
Been there done that. Glad yall got it figured out. Some electrical tape should fix it for good without the need for a whole new shifter.
My first time it happened i had it towed to the dealer after trying the CPS in a parking lot. They charged me $180 for the fuse and said it was good , nothing wrong. Next time it happened a few days later after our boat broke down on the water , paid $300 to get a lake tow to the ramp , borrowed a truck to run 60 miles back to get my truck and the trailer and head the 60 miles back to the boat , got back to the ramp , backed in and poof.....no pedal , gauges , nothing but idle. Had the humiliation of getting the old Excursion and the boat towed up the ramp by a chevy dually owned by the dealer that just rebuilt the boat motor , then sat there till i figured out what in the world was going on. Smartphone and the .org saved the day !
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Old 05-19-2014, 04:03 PM
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The wires were burnt and it was just a mess after the small fire it caused in there. So we just replaced it. Crazy **** doesnt happen unless it can really **** your day up. Thats for sure. Didnt help we had my parents with us freaking out over it. My dad wanted to rent a car to drive up to the cabin after that. :/ We were there for a classic for bronco show and we also had a few problems with it. A third of our vacation was spent in autozone and working on vehicles.
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Don't remember which fuse it blows , but there is a common problem with a short in the O/D wiring in the shifter that causes a blown fuse with the same symptoms explained , no pedal , no gauges , eventually no start. Just a heads up in case it happens again.
Yep, found this out the hard way. Picked up a truck for work that had the typical OD shifter end hanging off, so kept trying to fix it. Eventually it sparked and I lost the pedal & also the overhead display.

So now I carry spare fuses!!
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