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2010 Escape Stereo and upper time/radio display quit working.

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Old 07-30-2018, 01:24 PM
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Default 2010 Escape Stereo and upper time/radio display quit working. (Blowing Fuse)

It was originally just the upper small display that would look garbled at times, but would start working after a few minutes. Then both that and the stereo just died, but not completely. The radio station we were last on still plays but we cannot change volume, channels, etc. All the buttons involving the stereo have no lights anymore. So the good part is we still have some music and we lucked out that we didn't have the volume cranked up when it died haha. One last question, is that little upper display tied in with the stereo completely or could this be two separate issues?

I've been googling and not finding much for an answer on what I myself can do. Has anyone heard of this issue or have any advice on what I can check?

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I found fuse #14 (10A) blown. Which is FCIM (radio buttons), Front display module, GPS module. I replaced the fuse but it instantly blew the new fuse as soon as I inserted it.
 

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Old 07-30-2018, 08:46 PM
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Anytime a fuse blows it indicates usually a short to ground.
One way to determine why is to disconnect certain parts of the circuit from power. When you disconnect the shorted part the fuse won't blow.
Since you know what that fuse protects, you might try disconnecting each of the items one at a time until you find the culprit.
 
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Originally Posted by hanky View Post
Anytime a fuse blows it indicates usually a short to ground.
One way to determine why is to disconnect certain parts of the circuit from power. When you disconnect the shorted part the fuse won't blow.
Since you know what that fuse protects, you might try disconnecting each of the items one at a time until you find the culprit.
Thanks, I was just thinking of unhooking that upper display that shows the time and whatnot to see what happens. I ordered some plastic tools online to help dismantle the dash. I called the dealership and they want $750 Canadian for that little display!
 
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Default upper disdplay

i found on ebay an upper display for 45 Loonies and yes they are attached. it will display the song name and artist on the radio if your on a RDS radio station.
 
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Finally got around to working on this. I disconnected the upper display and BAM radio controls work. So I need a new upper display. My stealership wants $750 for it! I guess I'll be scanning ebay or attempting to fix the old one myself.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by lester515 View Post
i found on ebay an upper display for 45 Loonies and yes they are attached. it will display the song name and artist on the radio if your on a RDS radio station.
Sweet deal, hopefully I can find one as cheap.
 
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I had my display go wonky in my 08 mariner. I gave it a hard tap on the top Fixed it right up
 
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