New here to the org!!!
I have a 2002 SD Crew and had an odd problem with it yesterday; I have not had any problems with it yet until now.
Got in the truck yesterday and turned the key to start and noticed that the gauge cluster was dead, along with the radio, interior lights, and power windows. I found a blown 10A fuse so I put a new one in and as soon as I did it popped it immediatley. I stuck a jumper wire in there and could hear what sounded like a relay clicking. After doing that i stuck another fuse in and it didnt blow, turned the key forward and everything came on and then shut off again and the gauges started to reset but stuck all the way pegged on the other side....
I checked the fuse again and this time it had not popped so I assumed that I had a bad relay, I switched some relays around with no success so that debunked that theory.
After lots and lots of research online and on this site I have it narrowed down to 2 things.
1. The GEM has gone out due to a leak in the windsheild which is apparently a problem with these trucks, I read that someone talked to a Ford technician and 2002 F-250 SD do not have GEM's????
2. I also read that the gauge cluster can actually malfunction and cause all of this to happen.
I am going to look into this more when I get home from work today, any input will be greaty appreciated. Sorry for the story!!!!