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Old 06-02-2006, 06:07 AM
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Glad it's fixed.

You said you found the exact cause and fixed it, but we'd like to know what that original fault actually was....

I guess I should have mentioned that drawback in using those fuse taps....

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Old 06-03-2006, 07:16 AM
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If I had just followed up on HomerWinzlow's suggestion in post 10...I would have been better off (hindsight IS 20/20). The problem was right in the harness at the brake switch. the wire had broken right where the insulation was stripped. I had never taken the actual harness apart. I was thinking that is I probed the contact inside that I was doing sufficient. It also didn't hep that I was using the meter improperly. That caused this to drag on for a while. But thanks all for bearing with me.

Problem:broken wire in harness.
Time to diagnose: altogether including trim removal/replacement 5 hours
Time to repair: 1 hour
Time on computer: 2-3 hours (total)
Actual dollar cost of repair: <$20 (including new bulbs)
Dealership cost to perform diagnosis/repair: ????????

I've got no problem with dealership. The parts mgr and service mgr both gave me some good advice and they didn't sell me an electrical part which I wouldn't have been able to return. I wanted to avoid dealership for 2 reasons: 1) didn't want to pay $65/hr...that always hurts when it is a repair that I feel that I can do and 2) couldn't tie up me truck.

Thanks again to all
Dan!
 
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:56 PM
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Same thing happened to me today. Finished work, went to my 2001 F-150 to drive home and started but could not get it out of Park. Power windows would not work either. I think mine problem is in a relay somewhere. I turned my ignition switch to on, pulled the shifter selector to park, started the truck and drove home. I did not check my brake lights, need to do that tomorrow. I need to take the truck in for the recall for cruise...wonder if the problems are related?
 
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by HomerWinzlow View Post
99% of all the ones I have fixed in the past with a broken wire were right inside the connector to the brake switch and up to 4 inches up from there.
How were you able to fix the wire when it broke inside the connector?
 
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by FordTruckChuck View Post
How were you able to fix the wire when it broke inside the connector?
You can buy a pigtal to the switch at most parts suppliers for a few bucks or you can replace the pin in the connector if you have a replacement pigtal wire kit.
 
 
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