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04/03/06

TURN SIGNALS - RAPID FLASHING

FORD:
2006 Escape

MERCURY:
2006 Mariner

ISSUE
Some 2006 Escape and Mariner vehicles built between 10/3/2005 and 11/2/2005 equipped with fender-mounted side turn signal lamps may experience "fast flashing" (which normally indicates a burned out bulb) of either the left, right, or both turn signals even though a turn signal lamp is not burned out. In some cases this "fast flashing" is immediately noticeable when the turn signal is activated. In other cases, the bulb will flash normally for quite some time before flashing at the faster rate.

The cause of this issue is an improperly set current threshold within the smart junction box (SJB) associated with the addition of side markers. The threshold was set too close to the normal operating range which in some cases means that the SJB senses less current than expected thereby fast flashing the turn signals.

ACTION
Use the following Service Procedure to alter the programmable settings for the SJB using the Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS) release B42.0 or higher to change the "Turn Signal Side Markers" customer preference from "Equipped" to "Not Equipped". This will not affect the proper operation of the Turn Signal Side Markers but will force the SJB to use a different threshold value that does not exhibit the "Fast Flash" issue.

SERVICE PROCEDURE
1. Connect the WDS to the vehicle and follow all screens until the vehicle is identified and the WDS is at the main menu.

2. Select "Toolbox".

3. Select "Module Programming".

4. Select "Programmable Parameters".

5. Select "Exterior Lighting".

6. Select "Turn Signal Side Markers". The current setting will normally be shown as "Equipped".

7. Select the "Not Equipped" option.

8. After the preference has been successfully changed, verify that the Fast Flash Turn Signal issue has been corrected.

WARRANTY STATUS: Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATION
DESCRIPTION
TIME
MT060607Claim Labor As Actual Time
Actual Time​
DEALER CODING
BASIC PART NO.
CONDITION CODE
15604
04​
 

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TSB: 09-024/06

2006 TRIBUTE - TURN SIGNALS FLASH RAPIDLY

APPLICABLE MODEL(S)/VINS
^ 2006 Tribute vehicles built between October 3, 2005 and November 2, 2005.

DESCRIPTION
The turn signal lamps may experience "fast flashing" (which normally indicates a burned out bulb) of either the left, right, or both lamps even though a bulb is not burned out. In some cases, this "fast flashing" is immediately noticeable when the turn signal is activated. In other cases, the turn signals will flash normally for quite some time before flashing at the faster rate.

This is caused by an improperly set current threshold within the Smart Junction Box (SJB) associated with the addition of the side turn signal lamps. The threshold was set too close to the normal operating range, which causes the SJB to sense less current than expected. This in turn causes the turn signals to flash rapidly.

Customers having this concern should have their vehicle repaired using the following repair procedure.

REPAIR PROCEDURE
1. Verify customer concern.

2. Make sure to use PDS/IDS release B42.0 or higher.

3. Connect PDS/IDS to vehicle and follow all screens until vehicle is identified and PDS/IDS is at the main menu.

4. Select "Toolbox > Module Programming > Programmable Parameters > Exterior Lighting > Turn Signal Side Markers".

5. The current setting will be shown as "Equipped". Select "Not Equipped" option. This will force the SJB to use a different threshold value that does not exhibit "fast flash". It will not affect the proper operation of the turn signal side markers.

6. Verify repair.

WARRANTY INFORMATION
Warranty Type
A​
Symptom Code
65​
Damage Code
9W​
Part Number Main Cause
ZZC1-67-560​
Quantity
0​
Operation Number / Labor Hours:
YY440XRX / 0.3 Hrs​
NOTE:
^ This warranty information applies only to verified customer complaints on vehicles eligible for warranty repair. Refer to the Warranty Wizard for warranty term information.
^ Additional diagnostic time cannot be claimed for this repair.
 
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