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Shorted the brake and turn signal lights

A couple of months ago I broke the back side of my bed, (don't ask), and the broken part rubbed through the wires going to the passenger side tail light. Not all of the wires were worn through, but I got a few. Now the turn signals and brake lights don't work. Neither does my back up camera that's activated when power is applied to the backup lights. Little doubt I shorted something out.

So I repaired the wires but still no joy on the turn signals. I can't find a fuse for them, is there one or did I whack the turn signal lever? The lights still work, just not the blinkers or brake lights, (or the backup light).

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There are fuses under the dash and under the hood for them

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Yeah, I knew about those, but none of them are for the turn signals.

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Check #1 (electronic flasher fuse) and #13 (brake light)

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Well I made some progress. I checked all fuses inside the cab and engine compartment. All in all there were two blown fuses in the engine compartment fuse panel and two in the cab panel. One fuse inside the cab, the 20 amp one, got the turn signals and flashers working, I have no idea what the other fuses went to, but it's got to be better that they're new.

Unfortunately, the brake lights and backup light still don't work. Are these possibly on one of the relays?

I should mention that this is an E99 F350.

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Fixed it!

It turned out to be a fuse. One that I had already checked. I decided to go back through the obvious, starting at square one, the fuses. I started inside the cab and pulled each fuse and checked it on a fuse tester. I actually found a 25 amp fuse that I had missed before somehow. Unfortunately it wasn't the fuse for the brake lights. (I don't know what it went to, but I fixed it anyway). So I continued checking the rest of the fuses, including checking the empty slots to make sure a fuse hadn't fallen out that I didn't know about. The second to the last fuse was a 10 amp. I pulled it and checked it in the light. Looked good to me. I was going to go ahead and plug it back in since it was clearly not blown, but I decided to go ahead and check it on the fuse tester. Damned if it wasn't bad. Son of a beach!. I plugged in a new fuse and viola, all the lights and camera started working.

I wonder what I would have found if I bothered to check that very last fuse?

Be gentle, it's my first PowerStroke.

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Pierce 2T Dump Bed
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