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post #1 of 10 Old 11-16-2009, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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Tow Mode Inop

My tow mode will not engage (at least the light doesn't turn on and I can't tell any difference). I haven't driven the truck long enough or messed with it enough while towing to see if it's just the light. Is there a fuse specifically for this, or do I have to do something else to make this turn on? Thanks,

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Yes, didn't see a specific fuse for that or any additional requirements in order to turn it on.

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Still got warranty?

We used to have lots of problems with the harness rubbing through inside the column near the shifter handle, but the column has since changed. I have not had any problems with it on 08's yet, so I can't really help you.

I will look into it tomorrow for you, but if you still have basic it's covered til 36k/3yrs.
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Mine only works when in Park, or rather halfway between Park and Reverse when you are shifting from park to reverse. I need to look into that. I'm sure there is a chaffed wire somewhere or something. I only think about it when I am towing something.

Anyhow, try a couple positions on the lever to see if it works in one of those positions. That could possibly tell you if there is a bad wire or mechanical problem, rather than the feature not working because the computer is telling it not to work.

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Thanks guys, It worked this morning in park and reverse, but nowhere this afternoon. Seems like a wiring issue to me. The truck's no longer under full warranty, but should be something I can get taken care of fairly easy.

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Well, it sounds more and more like mine. Mine quit working all together for a while, now it will work when you pull the lever to shift, and it also has to be between park and reverse.

If you find out what this is, let me know, please..

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Ford says the switch is bad, $350 to replace due to needing to remove entire steering column. Guess I'll just be stuck messing around with it until i can't get it to turn on at all.

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hrm. I wonder what part they are replacing. I can probably do the work my self.

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They claimed it was the actual switch and not the wiring.

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