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Blown Fuse or relay???

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Bossman 92, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    About 3 weeks ago during a storm I lost all my guages including speedometer, odometer, fuel guage, battery guage, temp guage, ect. Low fuel light doesn't come on, but turn sigs work fine as well as headlights, radio ect.

    I checked all the fuses, and replaced the blown ones and still nothing.

    Has this happened to anyone else, if so how do I fix it?

    Thanks Andrew
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Fuse # 46 ,that aslo controls your alternator to. At least in my 2002 Ford.
     
  3. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    Thanks, the truck is a 99 so probably the same for both.

    Bossman
     
  4. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    Could also be a relay. There are 5 on a '97 Powerstroke. Relays are in the engine compartment. Check your manual, there should be a chart.
     
  5. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    Does the truck run OK and you only lost the gauges?
     
  6. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

    If you find that the fuses and relays are good, pull the the dash trim and the speedometer cluster and check to see if any of the plugs came loose. You might have too just wiggle them to see if they are still snaped in.
     
  7. Bossman 92

    Bossman 92 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,771

    The truck runs fine. I also noticed that the light that comes on when you engage 4x4 doesn't come on either.

    How do I check the relays?

    Andrew
     
  8. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Go look in fuse panel


    I am sure it just fuse that blew up.

    Just replaced twice this winter.