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Electrical failure Whenever it rains, my alternator light goes on, the doors lock up and general but inconsistent electrical quirks happen. On this particular occasion, after weeks of rain, my car refused to start - there was NO power even to the clock. After fiddling around with the battery and checking wires (but finding nothing) the ignition lights came on and we can roll start the car. If i turn the ignition on there are ticks and clicks behind the dash but no start. I've tried to find an an

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On my old ford windstar.... water leaked by the passenger side window... ran across a beam under the dash and dripped right over the fuse panel... i suspect you have something similiar and the relays are filling with water. basically you need to locate the leak and then replace all the relays... as there are alot of them and the flasher relay is abit pricey i would suggest doing what i did which is to go to a junk/recycling/wrecking yard and locating a vehicle like you have.... ask them how much for all the relays (including the ones under the dash in the fuse box near the battery)... keep replace the ones you need to replace and keep the rest in the glove box... first place to look for the leak is along the window... if it has black plastic strips beside the windshield it is probably leaking there... lift them up and put a small bead of silicone caulking in the crack then push the plastic strip back in.. use some tape to hold it till it dries
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