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Electrical issues, need help please!

So i rented a roller and aerator from my local rental place along with the trailer for the roller. Everything was great all day, then night came and I had to turn on the headlights. Shortly after that, the tail lights on the trailer died and then the cab filled with a very strong electrical smell and the gauge cluster stared going crazy. When i open my door, the gauges stopped working...then this morning i had no tail lights, and the gauges would only work when the headlights were on. By the end of the day today, i have no power windows, gauges at all, tail lights, radio, or dome light...and nothing will make them come back on. There is a buzzing behind the gauge cluster, took it out and everything looked fine. All fuses and relays are good.

The strong electrical smell is residual at this point, but right at the fuse block under the dash...no melted wires, etc. All looks fine, but there are serious issues.

Truck is a 2002 f250 7.3 turbo. Searched and searched and I cant come up with anything!

Does anyone have any ideas? Please and thank you!

This is my work truck, and I am very concerned about all this.
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i would check the BCM on the left side by the ebrake pedal. It is a small square box with a bunch of wires plugged into it. pull it loose and smell it and see if that is were the smell is coming from.
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Look under the hood d side also and see if you blew your trailer brake relay, if so your trailer brake may be the cause of smell.

1997 F-350 XLT Lariat Crewcab long box 4x4. Oxford white with an ugly green. 133xxx miles. Hide away goose neck, banks turbo, exhaust, inner cooler, intake filter and gauges.

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