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Old 03-11-2008, 07:21 PM
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quite a few problems

ok I got a few problems
1 the fuel guage is always full
2 the headlights are dim sometimes when I turn them on, sometimes not, to fix this I pop the hood and go to turn the socket and with a little turn it goes bright.
3 when I'm waiting for the truck to warm up in the morning and I turn on the lghts after about 20 seconds the cluster gets brighter.
4 when I reprogram the ecu with the edge evo on extreme the power in reverse sucks, like won't even back up a small hill. I figured it was the pump going out. Today I read about a similar problem on the board and decided to clear it back to stock, and reverse was back to normal. I gave up on the 4x4 electric motor problem and I just engage the transfercase with a crescent wrench. Obviously there is some wiring issues. Any ideas, suggestions, comments are greatly appreciated
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:35 PM
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ok I got a few problems
1 the fuel guage is always full
2 the headlights are dim sometimes when I turn them on, sometimes not, to fix this I pop the hood and go to turn the socket and with a little turn it goes bright.
3 when I'm waiting for the truck to warm up in the morning and I turn on the lghts after about 20 seconds the cluster gets brighter.
4 when I reprogram the ecu with the edge evo on extreme the power in reverse sucks, like won't even back up a small hill. I figured it was the pump going out. Today I read about a similar problem on the board and decided to clear it back to stock, and reverse was back to normal. I gave up on the 4x4 electric motor problem and I just engage the transfercase with a crescent wrench. Obviously there is some wiring issues. Any ideas, suggestions, comments are greatly appreciated
First of all, DITCH THE EDGE! It cost me 3K for a new tranny!
Second all your wiring problems sound like your missing a ground somewhere.
About the fuel gauge? Bad news you'll probably have to drop the tank and put in a new sending unit.
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Old 03-12-2008, 03:19 AM
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i plan on ditching it as soon as i get some extra funds.
oh i forgot to add that i get a mysterious abs light every once in a while that will go off when i restart the truck. it has been coming on more frequently.
also what is the "best" setting on the edge for economy, race tow or extreme? and i drive like a grandma

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i plan on ditching it as soon as i get some extra funds.
oh i forgot to add that i get a mysterious abs light every once in a while that will go off when i restart the truck. it has been coming on more frequently.
also what is the "best" setting on the edge for economy, race tow or extreme? and i drive like a grandma
Have you used your Edge to check for codes? The ABS light more than likely is the rear speed sensor, they are a common failure. I was running my Edge on extreme mostly, but I never experienced any good mileage with it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:14 AM
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my lights do the same thing... after waiting 20 seconds or so the lights go brighter when im warming it up in the morning
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:25 AM
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the lights are due to the alternator charging up the batteries you just jolted with that small brush starter! on another note how about the price of diesel guys
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:20 AM
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To fix your fuel gauge. Try smacking on the sides of your tank with a 2X4. Beat it up good, just be careful and don't poke a hole in it. The float has been known to hang up on something and tell you you are full.
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:27 PM
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ok i have the abs and the headlights dimming problems figured out.
the abs was low on power steering fluid. causing the light to come on
i pulled the headlights and the plastic connector from the factory look looks almost melted. so i need to do some wiring on those and put new pigtails on them.
i'll try beating up the gas tank.
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I had the fuel level thing once. Luckly it went back to normal. On the light thing mine was doing the samething for a while then the alternator went out. Put a new one on and it doesn't do it anymore.
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