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Old 03-17-2019, 01:12 PM   #1
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P1633 code plus electrical smoke

The board forbids me to use the search function for some odd reason. I try to find answers that way before asking.....
So, 2000 Zx3 Zetec 90,000 miles
I got out to close the gate upon returning to the driver’s seat I noticed that horrible smell of melting wires. I figured it unwise to put a burning car into the garage so I shut it down immediately. The heater was on at the time. It never actually caught fire thankfully.

My cheapo code reader says p1633 low power whatever...
Upon reset, the check engine light comes right back on immediately.
Any helpful information appreciated.



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Any idea where the electrical burning smell is coming from? Engine bay? Under the dash? Etc? Would help narrow down what it's doing.

YouTube has some p1663 videos but if it's something like a blown fuse you might want to figure out why it blew.



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Old 03-17-2019, 01:42 PM   #3
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Sorry it was emanating from between the gap between the instrument cluster and the steering column.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:28 PM   #4
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Okay thanks,
You got me off in the right direction!

The instrument cluster fuse was shorted and the new one popped immediately, with the key off.
I disconnected the instrument cluster and the short disappeared. Turns out it wasn’t a short circuit in the wiring harness but a capacitor on the cluster circuit board.
Gotta love solid state automobiles!
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:39 PM   #5
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The stinky culprit
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:13 AM   #6
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thats a MOV not a capitator that burned.

The Metal Oxide Varistor or MOV is a voltage dependent, nonlinear device that provides excellent transient voltage suppression. The Metal Oxide Varistor is designed to protect various types of electronic devices and semiconductor elements from switching and induced lightning surges.

When exposed to high transient voltage, the MOV clamps voltage to a safe level. A metal oxide varistor absorbs potentially destructive energy and dissipates it as heat, thus protecting vulnerable circuit components and preventing system damage. Varistors can absorb part of a surge.
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Check the wiring going through your hatch hinge. I'm gonna bet that you've got a worn wire or three and sent a 12v feed through a data line when you closed the hatch.

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Thanks for the information.
So smashing it and driving around without it is probably just going to cause more electrical problems down the road. Good to know.
Is there any way of locating the replacement MOV1? I’m sure Ford would prefer that I buy a brand new cluster instead of a 59 cent component.

I can just get one from the junkyard, but I really hate replacing a 19 year old electronic component with another 19 year old component.

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Thanks!
I checked the hatchback and there is no damage to the wiring.
The fuse stopped blowing once I destroyed the MOV1.
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Thanks for the information.
So smashing it and driving around without it is probably just going to cause more electrical problems down the road. Good to know.
Is there any way of locating the replacement MOV1? Iím sure Ford would prefer that I buy a brand new cluster instead of a 59 cent component.
If you need to, just get a low mileage cluster from a pick n pull, (anything lower than your current mileage) and use Forscan to change the mileage once you've swapped the cluster.

I'm not sure if that part has any documented specifications to swap just the piece, but my local pNp sells clusters flat rate for $30

Edit: you could also grab any cluster and just swap the damaged part too and keep using your existing cluster. Probably could get one for cheap off the buy/sell/trade from someone who has a high mileage cluster or one with damaged servos or something.

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