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Old 04-23-2012, 11:53 AM
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There is a thread under the electrical section where a bunch of guys are having this problem but I know not a lot of people look though the Electrical section (only 5 are viewing at the time) so I posted udner the genral discussion to try and get some help with this.

I cut the wires that go to the light udner the hood to slice in a LED light strip. Since I cut the wires none of my windows go down on any switch and the radio doesn't come on. I am getting power to the the radio becuase the backlights on the buttons come on and when I press the power button the Ford logo comes up on the screen (I have factory nav from an 08) but it won't come on. I checked all the fuses and they were all good both under the dash and under the hood. I'm not sure how to check the big block looking fuses but the book says they have nothing to do with windwos or radio. Could the trucks computer be locked or something strange like that? I'm really lost here and don't want to take the truck to the dealer.

As I said there are other guys with this similar problem. Here is a link to the thread:

No radio windows gauges or interior lights

We need some help here guys, thanks!
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:52 PM
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Anything guys?
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:46 PM
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Nothing??

Looks like I'll be taking the truck to the shop for the first time since the warranty ran out.
I put an old boom box in my truck while I took an hour drive to miami
It really sucks not having a radio, especially when you have a kick *** sound system.
And what I would do for a manual drivers window right about now
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You probably shorted out the wire when you cut it to add the leds. First make sure that the wires are not grounded anywhere.
Check your fuse for the courtesy delay, it controls both the radio and the windows so that they can operate for a limited time after you turn the key off.

I had the same problem when my truck was 1 year old and it turned out to be caused by my dome light wire getting shorted out.
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The thing is I never got the LED hooked up before I realized the problem, so I connected the wires back up they way they were. Are you saying I should disconnect the ground on the hood wire? And how exactly do I check for courtesy delay.
What did you do to do to fix your problem with the dome light?

Sorry I'm not much the electrician
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In your under dash fusebox, check fuse #42 and check relay #306.

These are for the delayed accesories.

My problem was fixed at the dealer under warranty, but I had the same symptoms you are having and they said it was from my dome light wire grounding out.
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In your under dash fusebox, check fuse #42 and check relay #306.

These are for the delayed accesories.

My problem was fixed at the dealer under warranty, but I had the same symptoms you are having and they said it was from my dome light wire grounding out.
I just checked relay 301 and fuse #42 and they are both good. I also checked relay 601 and fuses #32 and #11 which are for radio and delayed accessories. All checked out good.
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