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[04 Excursion] Weird sequence of events
A few days back I lost overdrive even tho the light was turning on/off. Then all of a sudden dash cluster and radio stopped working and the THEFT light started blinking but the car would still crank and start. After some driving like that (I had to drive it) the AC died too and the car died completely. It turns out the batteries were completely empty. I recharged batteries in my garage and they show good voltage so I'm sure they aren't dead. I put them back in and dash, ac and radio are still dead but the car cranks and starts. THEFT light still comes on as it did previously and I tried the steps to reset PATS but it didn't change anything.
My guess is that one or more of the fuses died and/or alternator died at the same time. I'll test the alternator later today and will try to test out the fuses but I have no idea what could be a problem. Does anyone have any idea what can be wrong and where should I look?