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Old 01-14-2014, 09:04 PM
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instrument cluster light not working

Hi i got a 2001 and the instrument cluster doesn't light up, i changed the fuse and it suppossed to be 5amp and i tryed a 10amp and it blew it a couple seconds after i turned the lights on, What you think could be causing this?


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You have a short circuit in the instrument illumination circuit. Quit putting in oversize fuses, otherwise you will let the magic smoke out of the wires that the fuse is protecting.

Unless you know of some recent work (radio install, for example) to investigate, finding a short circuit will be a PITA even if you know what you're doing and have the right test gear. If you don;t know what you're dog and don;t have the right gear, your only realistic choices are a visual examination for wiring faults (bare wires touching ground or a wire under a screw or something similar) followed by taking it to someone who is properly equipped.

The wire for the cluster illumination circuit output from the dimmer control should be light blue with a red tracer.
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I have a 98 F250 and would like to know if All the instrument clusters have the 4x4 light option? My Odometer stopped working and I am planning on getting another... Just wondering if it must come out of a truck that has 4x4 or the proper operation?
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I cannot directly answer your question, but I think they would all have it. I noticed that mine has a few lights that are exclusive to a few options mine does not have.

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