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Old 10-24-2011, 08:25 PM
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Fuse Block?

Like baumst, my speedo lights don't work. But neither do my gauge lights, or my gauges for that matter, or my idiot lights.....Wouldn't be surprising on an old, long neglected truck, but all other electrical systems seem to work fine. My first problem is I cannot find the fuse block. Where did Henry Ford hide this thing?
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Gary, with regards to your 59, there is no fuse block.There are two fuses on the back of the headlight switch.At least this is true for F100/250.
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Do I need to pull the switch out or is it customary to just fumble around back there? Do you happen to know if one circuit feeds the whole panel? (gauges, lights etc.)I'll go look at it after work tomorrow. Thanks much, I never would have found them....
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I just lay on my back and look up.It is a pain,using a trouble light will help.My manual shows the top fuse for the "interior lights" (dash,dome?) the bottom fuse is for the turn signals.
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From the other Steve (the 49er fan who's team is beating the Browns this weekend)

There is no fuse block. There are three embedded in the headlight switch. My problem is the wires are "live" I just don't know where they connect because they stop three inches from the headlight switch. I am pretty certain if I could connect the wire to the speedo lights, I would have power.
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For the record my gauge lights work. The card board tube is missing on my oil side which is funny because in the sun it looks on so I have to cover it with my hand to see if it is really on. Used to be on when my oil pan leaked from time to time. The generator was by passed for the alternator so there are a number of dead wires in the engine choose not to mess with.

My headlight indicator and high beam indicator work great. My dome light will work if I turn the switch on the metal stem of the headlight switch.
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ibuzzard... mine has a third fuse which I found is for the radio my truck does not have.
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Not sure why you've a third fuse, unless there is a different headlight switch for your 1-ton truck,or perhaps someone has installed one from some other vehicle.My manual only indicates 2 fuses.
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Baumust, Mine also has only 2 fuses......Now im not sure but you maynot be able to run 12volt straight to the speedo bulbs...if memory serves me correct there is a voltage reducer condenser for the inst lights.
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And where would that be located? That is the mystery I am trying to solve. I got three wires... two that conduct power when the headlights have power. Then one heading up in to the rest of the wires.
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Perhaps maybe someone can run their camera under their dash and take a picture of what I am talking about? Match mine to yours... buy what is missing?
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Gary,if you are able to,pull each fuse,1 at a time,and test for continuity.If the fuses both test o.k., check to see that there is power to one side of each fuse-holder (when the lights are turned on and key is in on,or accessory position).If one side of the fuse holder is not showing voltage, you may have a bad headlight switch.

Baumst, as a couresy to the OP,you might want to,carry on the discussion of your problem in the thread you started.
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If the op is going to reference me in the first post then...?
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I can share the thread... seems I showed up here a couple weeks ago by hijacking someone else's about 8 lug conversions. What I need to know now is HOW do you remove the hl switch? The more I fool around with it, the less things work. I can feel 2 fuses, but I can't reach them or really see them. My fingertips lack a lot of feeling and dexterity because after 40 years in the woodworking profession, I've stuffed them into the sawblade a few too many times. And my eyesight's nothing to write home about either. So I remember on chevys maybe a button on the switch that you push in and the stem comes out of the hl switch. I can NOT find such a button. Braille method sucks when your fingertips stop working....Thanks in advance, G.
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Take speedo cover off. Reach in from top. I have not taken mine out but it appears to have a way to loosen.
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