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Exclamation 99' 7.3L fuse problem

A month ago I started my truck and did not have any throttle. It was idling but pushing on the gas pedal did nothing. I went through the fuse panel and found a fuse blown in the drivers side fuse box. The next day I started my truck and smoke came pouring out of the steering column. Tore that all apart to find the wires from the overdrive button on the shifter were fried. Replaced the shifter for a cheap $250 and now I keep blowing fuse #30 (30amp) when it is cold and damp out. Any ideas where I should go from here.
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There is no easy fix. There was a recall or TSB about this if I remember correctly. I don't have the TSB anymore. Make sure your windshield isn't leaking. Some trucks were known to do this.

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No leaks in the windshield. The #30 fuse has blown three times so far. I was replacing the blown fuse with fuses that had been laying around my shop for a while. I ran out and had to go buy more. The new fuse has not blown yet. The other thing that I have changed since the issue started was pluggin it in every night. Dirk, how hard would it be to find that old recall or TSB. I just want some peace of mind to know I wont get stranded once the putting a new fuse in trick doesnt work anymore.
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The TSB was regarding the OD switch. I haven't found anything else.

But one thing is certain, you have a short in the wiring and I wouldn't be able to tell you exactly where.

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