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TSB
04-20-5
  • WATER LEAK FROM HIGH MOUNT STOP LAMP
Publication Date: October 1, 2004

FORD:
2004 F-150

ISSUE:

Some 2004 F-150 vehicles may exhibit a water leak from the high mount stop lamp. The leak may be described as a water leak at the headliner, the back glass, wet seat covers and/or carpeting.

ACTION:

Verify water is entering through the high mount stop lamp assembly. Replace the high mount stop lamp assembly as needed. Refer to the following verification procedure.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

LEAK VERIFICATION

  1. Turn the fan motor (climate control motor) on high, in the non-recirculating mode.
  2. Close all windows and doors.
  3. Spray a soapy water solution on the outside of the high mount lamp housing. If bubbles form around the lamp housing, replace the assembly.

PART NUMBERPART NAME
5L3Z-13A613-AAHigh Mount Lamp Assembly

WARRANTY STATUS:

Eligible Under Provisions Of New Vehicle Limited Warranty Coverage

OPERATIONDESCRIPTIONTIME
042005AReplace The High Mount Stop Lamp (Includes Time To Diagnose With The Climate Control Fan On High Non-Recirculating, And Soapy Water To Determine The High Mount Stop Lamp Is The Source Of The Leak)0.3 Hr.

DEALER CODING

BASIC PART NO.CONDITION CODE
13A61334

NOTE: The information in Technical Service Bulletins is intended for use by trained, professional technicians with the knowledge, tools, and equipment to do the job properly and safely. It informs these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or provides information that could assist in proper vehicle service. The procedures should not be performed by “do-it-yourselfers”. Do not assume that a condition described affects your car or truck. Contact a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealership to determine whether the Bulletin applies to your vehicle. Warranty Policy and Extended Service Plan documentation determine Warranty and/or Extended Service Plan coverage unless stated otherwise in the TSB article. The information in this Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) was current at the time of printing. Ford Motor Company reserves the right to supercede this information with updates. The most recent information is available through Ford Motor Company’s on-line technical resources.

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