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All dash lights are out

A couple weeks ago my parking lights and all dash lights went out all of the sudden. There was a couple fuses blown so I replaced them, that fixed the parking light problem. But all of my dash lights, cluster, air conditioning etc.. are not on still. I checked all the fuses again and they are all good to go. I am a little confused and don't know what to do. The only thing I have done in the past was put the blue twist lock LED's in the dash cluster but they were working perfect for months until this happened and I don't know if that is related to this or not? Could it be the switch to turn the headlights on? Are the dash light tapped into this? Has anyone else had this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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I am also wondering if when those fuses blew if it blew all the dash bulbs...


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I'm not an expert by any means, but I have read a lot of threads on here and I seem to remember a shorted out wire in the steering column can cause all sorts of problems. Often the tail lights will be out also. Hope you get it solved and do post back with what you found and the fix.

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I'm not an expert by any means, but I have read a lot of threads on here and I seem to remember a shorted out wire in the steering column can cause all sorts of problems. Often the tail lights will be out also. Hope you get it solved and do post back with what you found and the fix.
Thanks man will do but im sure this one is going to take some time to pin point


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Take the steering column trim pieces off yet? You might just find the problem.

Hope so anyway.

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Not yet. I get the truck back tomarrow from being studded. I'm going to take it apart tomarrow night and see what I find


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I see the boost fooler in you sig. It's got me pretty intrigued. What is that?


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I see the boost fooler in you sig. It's got me pretty intrigued. What is that?
It is an adjustable pressure regulator like you have on air compressors to set the PSI for different tools, paint guns, etc.

It is on the rubber line before it enters the map sensor. I have it set as low as it will go which is 19 or so if I remember? The computer thinks that is all that I am doing and is happy. The truck would de-fuel above a pre-set number and shut down. I am producing about 27 PSI right now with a BAD up pipe leak. Glad you asked......UPDATE: Since Bill at PHP tuned my truck, I haven't needed the boost fooler so I gave it to my son to put on his 2000 F250. He will use it until Bill tunes his truck. Thanks for asking. I need to change my sig.

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I am also wondering if when those fuses blew if it blew all the dash bulbs...
Just going to ask the question. When in the process of changing the fuses and testing the lights, the dimmer switch didn't get turned down did it?

One of the reasons I ask is that a couple weeks ago, my grandson (7) was in my truck while it sat in my driveway "pretend" driving. (I had the keys in my pocket!! ) - While he was 'driving' he tweaks knobs. AC/dimmer, cig lighter, radio volume (thankfully, it doesn't mess with the 'real volume') Anyway, two days later, I was driving to work with the lights on. There was enough ambient light to see the dash, but I noticed the clock on my stock radio was much dimmer. I was thinking the radio was going out. But when I got to work, I was trying to figure it out when I discovered my little buddy had turned the dimmer down.


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