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04-28-2018 09:42 PM
DieselDC
HELP! Truck is Haunted (Parasitic Drain)

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Originally Posted by GETFURIOUS View Post
I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGINAL FACTORY WINDSHIELDS LEAKING.....I WAS TALKING ABOUT ONCE A WINDSHIELD HAS BEEN REPLACED.....


I was talking about oem... all my SD have replacement windshields.... this is the #1 cause of electrical issues in our trucks. Ford should have left the fuse box under the hood.


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
04-28-2018 09:40 PM
GETFURIOUS
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Originally Posted by DieselDC View Post
From the factory - there is no rust. With my experience, since good luck has been in my favor from Toyota’s, I’m Venture to say techs from Toyota are far more qualified when it comes to windshield


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
I WASN'T TALKING ABOUT THE ORIGINAL FACTORY WINDSHIELDS LEAKING.....I WAS TALKING ABOUT ONCE A WINDSHIELD HAS BEEN REPLACED.....
04-28-2018 09:36 PM
DieselDC
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Originally Posted by GETFURIOUS View Post
YOU ARE CORRECT.....THE WINDSHIELD SHOULD NOT LEAK.....BUT.....



IF THE TECH DOES NOT SEAL IT PROPERLY WHEN INSTALLING IT.....IT WILL LEAK.....



IF THE TECH INSTALLS AND SEALS OVER A RUST SPOT.....IT WILL LEAK IN MOST CASES.....



I HAVE SEEN THIS IN MANY BRANDS.....INCLUDING TOYOTA.....HONDA.....FORD.....GM.....


From the factory - there is no rust. With my experience, since good luck has been in my favor from Toyota’s, I’m Venture to say techs from Toyota are far more qualified when it comes to windshield


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
04-28-2018 09:21 PM
GETFURIOUS
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Originally Posted by DieselDC View Post
It should not leak period. I can’t count one time I had a leak on the dozens of Toyota’s we’ve had.


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
YOU ARE CORRECT.....THE WINDSHIELD SHOULD NOT LEAK.....BUT.....

IF THE TECH DOES NOT SEAL IT PROPERLY WHEN INSTALLING IT.....IT WILL LEAK.....

IF THE TECH INSTALLS AND SEALS OVER A RUST SPOT.....IT WILL LEAK IN MOST CASES.....

I HAVE SEEN THIS IN MANY BRANDS.....INCLUDING TOYOTA.....HONDA.....FORD.....GM.....
04-28-2018 08:34 PM
DieselDC
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Originally Posted by GETFURIOUS View Post
I BELIEVE THAT ONCE THE "ORIGINAL" WINDSHIELD HAS BEEN REMOVED.....ANY REPLACEMENTS WILL ONLY HAVE ISSUES IF THE INSTALLER DID NOT DO THE JOB RIGHT.....OR IT WAS INSTALLED OVER RUST.....


It should not leak period. I can’t count one time I had a leak on the dozens of Toyota’s we’ve had.


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
04-28-2018 08:32 PM
GETFURIOUS
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Originally Posted by DieselDC View Post
I don’t know why hour trucks are so prone to windshield leaks.... I’ve have four 7.3 and each had leaked at the driver side. Kinda tire of the bs. None of my Toyota’s have leaked at all. Diesel power hungry problems.


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
I BELIEVE THAT ONCE THE "ORIGINAL" WINDSHIELD HAS BEEN REMOVED.....ANY REPLACEMENTS WILL ONLY HAVE ISSUES IF THE INSTALLER DID NOT DO THE JOB RIGHT.....OR IT WAS INSTALLED OVER RUST.....
04-28-2018 06:27 PM
DieselDC
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Originally Posted by Lt.Dan View Post
Lamps as in dome and cargo lamp. Saturday is no day for note taking!





I was actually referring to malady but props for that one too!



I removed the fuse box and GEM to find....corrosion! The GEM had some kind of acidic dust accumulated on the back side near the "vent" slots. This ate away at the green PCB material exposing the conductive under-layer and connecting some of the contacts. The fuse box itself showed signs of standing water in the form of green buildup. I was unable to separate the layers of the fuse box but could see internal corrosion as well. $200 later, eBay has replacements in the mail so hopefully this is the issue. Going to have to travel behind some dump trucks until I need a new windshield from the insurance co....


I don’t know why hour trucks are so prone to windshield leaks.... I’ve have four 7.3 and each had leaked at the driver side. Kinda tire of the bs. None of my Toyota’s have leaked at all. Diesel power hungry problems.


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
04-28-2018 06:01 PM
Lt.Dan
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Originally Posted by DieselDC View Post
The lamps as in head lights? I’m taking notes while trying to help
Lamps as in dome and cargo lamp. Saturday is no day for note taking!

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Originally Posted by DaveP. View Post
You must be referring to my use of the word "Jankey". One of my favorite non-words. Glad you liked it.
I was actually referring to malady but props for that one too!

I removed the fuse box and GEM to find....corrosion! The GEM had some kind of acidic dust accumulated on the back side near the "vent" slots. This ate away at the green PCB material exposing the conductive under-layer and connecting some of the contacts. The fuse box itself showed signs of standing water in the form of green buildup. I was unable to separate the layers of the fuse box but could see internal corrosion as well. $200 later, eBay has replacements in the mail so hopefully this is the issue. Going to have to travel behind some dump trucks until I need a new windshield from the insurance co....
04-28-2018 03:34 PM
DaveP. IF the installer used T-taps to interface to the ignition switch wires (or any wires for that matter) remove the t-tap and check the wire strands very carefully for having been cut by the t-tap. I've seen many, many conductors that were almost completely cut through by t-taps. Fixing this damage may not be associated with curing the issues with the dome lights and blower, but it needs to be fixed to restore integrity to the wires affected. The IGN wire would account for the trouble with the blower, but not with the dome lights.

There should be NO association between the Airbag fuse and the dome lights. The GEM does not have anything to do with the blower. BUT all these traces are internal in the fusebox / relay center, with the GEM on the back. I would suggest removing the four bolts that secure the fuse box to the IP frame and inspect for any pinched, damaged, or t-tapped wires. Access to inspect the wiring associated with the fuse / relay panel is greatly improved by getting it loose and pulled down. I've never torn one of these open, but I believe there are a bunch of traces and conductors held in a plastic matrix. Corrosion or even an overload that melted the plastic might cause an unintended short between circuits such as airbag and domelight control from the relay.

Some further ideas............

"DaveP. good use of vocab!"
You must be referring to my use of the word "Jankey". One of my favorite non-words. Glad you liked it.
04-28-2018 01:12 PM
DieselDC The lamps as in head lights? I’m taking notes while trying to help


“Don’t overthink something simple people... ..:sigh:..”
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