Hello folks, I'm new to the forum and I just picked up an '07 Super Crew. I absolutely love the vehicle. When I got it home I did discover that that the power seat/ mirror issue with a twinge of disappointment (and to make matters a bit more disconcerting, it meant that my wife couldn't drive the vehicle, which was a problem in and of itself because I had to do some sweet talking to get her to agree to the purchase!).
I called the Ford dealership where I purchased the truck, asked if they would help me out, and of course they never called back. So I pictured hours of trouble shooting with uncertain results, but then found this excellent thread. It outlined that exact problem with the corroded splice, and I literally had the problem fixed and the interior panels back on in a half hour, with the seat and mirrors back on line.
Awesome, you guys rock, and thank you for saving me a huge headache (and some marital tension)!!!
For all that have replied to this post and repaired the Orange wire w/ green tracer ...
Please reply with a measurement as to where the bad section is. start at the plug that this wire plugs into the fuse box.
Maybe I'm overlooking it but I cant find this area everyone is calling a "connection", "splice", etc.
As to MrFord350, my guess is that a Powerstroke would have a different wire harness than a gas motor (but that may only be under the hood).
I have the 2007 F150 XLT, 163", 8200 HD package. No peddles or power seat but No mirror function either.
Mikel_NY, I didn't measure the exact distance from fuse box to splice, but it is buried in a bundle of about fifty other wires just above where the bundle curves up from the floor heading towards the fusebox. And the splice is on the bottom of the pack of course where the floor gets wet for some reason, with the moisture being the obvious cause of the problem (one theory I found in other threads is that the moisture is caused by a factory misrouted A/C condensor drain tube). There are two wires spliced into one, with what looks like friction tape making up the splice. It is rather hard to find and i had to carefully split the wrapping in order to separate the bundle enough to find it. Hope this helps some other folks.
I have the same problem on my 06 but do not have power seats or pedals. I replaced the switch and it did not work. So I got on here and searched and found the info on the orange/green wire. I removed the fues box cover and trim and could not find the splice. Is it behind the fues box or right below. Anybody have any pictures. Thanks
Just had same issue. Seat went front that was it. power mirrors didn't work, pedals didn't move more than an inch. Found splice mentioned in previous posts, repaired. Took a pic because I had the same question too. I just ripped into it and found it. It was pretty obvious.
I also cannot find this wire on my 2010 f30. Any help.
Originally Posted by mrford350
Gents, I have an 08 F-350 Powerstroke with all of the same symptoms mentioned above, including an airbag light. I cannot find a green wire with an orange stripe and am pulling what little hair I have left, out. Is the wire a different color in the '08 trucks? Does someone have a picture of the mysterious orange wire and green stripe? Thanks!
2008 F-350 Lariat, 4x4 Offroad, Crew Cab/Short bed, K&N Cold Air, DPF Delete, 3 pod A-pillar mount w EGT, Battery Voltage and Oil Pressure, Edge Racing Performance Tuner, 35/12.50$20 Mickey Thompson ATZs, Kenwood DDX 470 Touch Screen Stereo
I'm having the same problem. I opened the wire bundle below the fuse box and discovered there were 2 orange/green wires leading all the way up into the fuse box. I opened the cover all the way back to the B pillar and didn't find a splice. Any ideas of what else could be causing the issue? My driver's seat, adjustable pedals, and power mirrors are not working. Someone else mentioned their airbag light being on, mine is on as well.
You helped me fix my truck when 2 mechanics couldn't
Thank you Glen! My excursion has been in my garage for a month with my husband who is a mechanic and another mechanic and neither one could figure out why seats and power mirrors weren't working! I got sick n tired of waiting! I googled it, found this forum and went out to garage found the wire myself and traced it to a plug under the seat, sure enough it wasn't getting power so I couldn't find the splice so I took a new wire and ran to plug, all Works now!
Men don't listen and girls get stuff done. Wanna drive my dang truck! Not a Tahoe!
Thank you for your help.
Susie Handy-Rountree in Ky
In the words of Gomer Pyle, Thank You Thank You Thank You. Fortunately I found this fix via Google without wasting too much time. Here's the quick fix.
1. Take off the access panel to the fuse box (I guess you should pull the #3 fuse out to be safe, I didn't)
2. Remove the threshold on the passsenger side. Its the part you step on or over when you get in the truck. It's plastic and just pulls off. Get your finger under the end where the door hinges and work your way to the other end, there are five force fit connectors, give each a quick jerk to get them loose)
3 Remove the kickpanel on the passenger side. It's the trim next to the fuse box and transitions to the door. There's a force fit plastic rivet kind of thingy that fastens into the steel frame at the top. I used a large blade screw driver to loosen it a little then used a claw hammer to pull it out. Then work the rubber door seal to get your finger under the panel at the top and give it a quick jerk. It has force fit connectors. I think there were three.
4. The orange and blue stripe wire and splice are in a large group (about 1.25 inch in diameter) going from the bottom of the fuse box area into the trough under the door jamb. The wire bundle is fastened to the frame with a plastic rivet thingy. Use a needle nose pliers or dike to gently grab the rivet while using a large blade screw driver to pry the rivet out. Cut the electrical wrap and find the orange wire with blue stripe. It's a small gauge wire (about 18 or 20) when you find it follow it to the splice, it'll be wrapped in black-tar like tape. The wires I found were broken clean in two.
5. Take of the tape as best you can. Cut off the ends of the wires and strip about 1/4 to 3/8 inches (make sure you have good clean wire).
6. I recommend soldering in a splice. Here's how I did it. The wire from the fuse box is the single. The wires from the Door jamb trough are two wires. Rosin and prime/prep (coat with solder) the single wire. Twist to two wires fromo the door jamb together and then rosin and prime them. I used a 6 inch piece of lamp cord for my splice (it's hard to work in that area and you need a little extra to play with). Put two pieces of heat shrink (1.25 in each) on the wire and tape them in the middle of the wire (to keep them out of the way). Strip and rosin and prime 1/2 to 3/8 inch on each end of the splice with solder. Trim the ends of all the wires to 1/4 inch. Then complete the splice. Let the wire's cool briefly and then move the heat shrink in place and shrink it.
7. Put everything back in place. I used zip strips to join the splice back with all the other wires and to fasten the plastic rivet thingy back. Wrap with electrical tape. Put back in place and reattach all the panels and threshold.
8. Find your wife and do a victory dance, have a beer, and tell her how much money you saved.
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