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F250 Cab Clearance Lights

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Buddhaman, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I have a 2003 F250 with cab clearance lights that do not work. They used to. I had a Blizzard plow put on and I think that's when they stopped working. I talked to the place that installed the plow and they don't know (or care). It's not a fuse, I checked those. I can't find where they would plug into the harness for the plow. If anyone knows how to help, I would appreciate it. :help:
     
  2. rwilimo

    rwilimo Member
    Messages: 41

    Unless all the parking lights are out I doubt that it's their fault. Do all the parking lights and dash lights work?
     
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Get the repair manual out and look for the color wire that leads to the lights. It's probably unplugged under the dash. When they installed the harness it may of got unplugged.The wire color for parking lights etc is brown in all my Ford books.
     
  4. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    you may need to see if Blizzard's wire harness is the same with the cab lights, or it may need a jumper setting. There is mention of it in the western install manual but I cannot say what the blizzard is. They really should not have had to go poking around under your dash for the lights.
     
  5. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    I'll check

    All the other lights work on and in the truck fine. I will check under the dash for anything unplugged. Also when they hooked up the plow, they had a problem with the high beams on the plow tower, they were really dim, had to find a different harness I guess.
     
  6. fordboy

    fordboy Senior Member
    Messages: 300

    cab clearance lights

    I believe the cab clearance lights plug in at the passenger kick panel, ihope this helps some.
     
  7. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    I would take it back to them, it already sounds like they were having problems with the harness.

    I still cant see why they would need to even be in the kickpanel to do the install?
     
  8. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Installers

    I have taken it back to them. They don't know or seem to care. Wouldn't even look at it. They just told me to take it to a Ford guy to see if he knows.
     
  9. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Checked

    I checked under the dash for any plugs that weren't plugged in. I did find the sensor for the emergency brake was unplugged. I plugged it back in, no problem with it. No idea why that was unplugged. Is the kick panel on the passenger side the part on the side wall?
     
  10. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    yes, shame to have the dealer crap on you like that, dealer service was a major factor in my new plow purchase decision
     
  11. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    If they are wired anything like my old school plow setup. The output from the headlight switch will go to the switch ( on controls) that chooses which set of lights is used,plow or trucks. Look in that area for loose / unplugged wires or even under the hood. Most newer vehicles have 2 fuse box / relay centers,one under the dash another under the hood. Look at the owners manual for the fuse location in question. Look at each side under the dash and behind the seat for a wire's leading up the pillars to the roof (Brown & Black?). Trace the wire back and see if you can find the problem. It could even be the one in 10,000 that just breaks for no know reason and you have to run a new feed or ground.
     
  12. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    again im not familar with the blizzards wiring, but the western piggybacks the headlight plugs, obviously the battery, and the only other place you have to touch your vehicle's wiring is a turn on power for your controls- which they jump from the fuse panel right under the steering column- I mean its fool proof.

    check the blizzard install manual, not the user, for a jumper setting on the headlight harness maybe?
     
  13. daninline

    daninline Senior Member
    Messages: 430

    Here is a wiring diagram of your truck.
    I don't have time to take a look at the wiring tonight have fun.
     

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  14. Kason & Riley

    Kason & Riley Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    What was the name of the blizzard dealer in Wisconsin.
     
  15. Buddhaman

    Buddhaman Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Dealer

    Antigo Yamaha.