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Old 09-08-2011, 01:21 PM
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Weird Electrical Issues

When I was driving to work this afternoon I experienced some weird electrical issues. As I was driving down the road all of the guages on the dash quit working, the stereo shut off, the power windows do't work and the interior lights are not working. Turn signals still light up on the dash and the airbag light starts up. I still have power to the power points and the blower motor and power door locks still work. I looked at the fuses and there isn't a common fuse that I found. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:03 PM
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Damn bud! Electrical issues can send you for a loop. Especially without a good diagram. Hopefully a tech has a Ford diagram handy that he can talk you through it.

No harnesses melted to anything, or pinched? You didn't unplug anything but the essentials, right? Hard to give much info without a diagram
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:00 PM
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No harnesses melted or pinched that I could see. OBD II port works also but no codes. I am missing some common point and it is irritating me. Not going to worry about it until the weekend. It gets me to and from for the time being.
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Sounds like a ground issue. Deff need a wiring diagram.
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I'm not sure how different the wiring is on our trucks, mine is a late 99, but I had a similar problem. I know you said the fuses were fine, but my problem was a fuse that controlled the instrument cluster, but also the truck wouldn't drive when I pushed on the gas pedal. I happened to look at the owner's and found the fuse that controls the instrument cluster, pulled it out and it was blown. Don't know if it'll help, but any little bit helps right?
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As trivial as it sounds, check your battery connections.

After the engine install in my truck I had some really quirky issues come up because the power wire from the drivers battery to the cab was loose. Engine would crank but wouldn't start, nothing in the cab worked except the OBDII and cigarette lighter, etc...
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:45 AM
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Sounds like a ground issue. Deff need a wiring diagram.
That is what I was thinking.


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As trivial as it sounds, check your battery connections.

After the engine install in my truck I had some really quirky issues come up because the power wire from the drivers battery to the cab was loose. Engine would crank but wouldn't start, nothing in the cab worked except the OBDII and cigarette lighter, etc...
Will do Tom. I was actually planning on doing that tonight.
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i also had a similar problem with mine. the damn alarm install guy messed with the ground wires under the dash. take your lower dash panel off the one that lets you gain access to the fues, and up to the right side of the opening are some ground wires screwed to the metal part of the dash. (black wires) check to make shure they are all tight should be about 3 or 4 of them on 2 or 3 screws. look down in the wire mess and make shure all are connected and that one or more didnt fall down there.
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i also had a similar problem with mine. the damn alarm install guy messed with the ground wires under the dash. take your lower dash panel off the one that lets you gain access to the fues, and up to the right side of the opening are some ground wires screwed to the metal part of the dash. (black wires) check to make shure they are all tight should be about 3 or 4 of them on 2 or 3 screws. look down in the wire mess and make shure all are connected and that one or more didnt fall down there.
That was the first thing I did yesterday when it happened. All of the grounds are there and tight.
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Old 09-09-2011, 04:31 AM
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of corse they are because that would be to easy of a fix. the same **** happens to me all the time. expt when they were loose. any how try to get a wiring diagram and just go through it and check all relevant connectors and wires and fues. if you still cant find the problem. well than i hate to say it but take it to ford
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