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Old 12-30-2009, 02:15 PM
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2003 F250 Instrument cluster dead

I pushed the Tow/Haul button on the gear shift and my instrument cluster went DEAD. Have checked the 3 fuses labeled instrument panel (F4,F35,F41) and they look OK.

Any help would be appreciated......

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Old 12-30-2009, 02:49 PM
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Welcome to FTE.

There is an instrument cluster test that might be helpful, however the procedure is too long to post. If you will send me a Private Message with your E-mail address I would be happy to send it to you.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:42 PM
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try fuse 45 its a 10 amp on the bottom row.. its for ignition switch on position power. Mine was bad and i had no gauges.. indicators lights worked .. altenator was only charging 11.5 volts back to battery also.. replaced the fuse .. everything worked fine.
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Ok I had the same thing happen to me, my cluster went dead. I tried every fuse and chassed wires for a couple days....Finally took it to the shop and two days later they had found a ground wire that was bad.....Dont know if it is the same thing.....but at least its a place to start
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:38 PM
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I had the same problem in my 2003 cc. As the previous post said gages are fused by a fuse not listed in the owners manual. Cause is often a short in the wire that runs through the shift arm attached to the tow haul button. There are a bunch of posts here about how to repair it.
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Old 12-31-2009, 11:22 AM
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Fuse 45 it was......Thank all of you for your assistance.......
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Mine too fuse 45 thanks
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Same here, fuse 45, will be posting again if it keeps blowing (I believe the cause to have been a poorly mounting snow plow motor relay that grounded)
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This is for Cowboy65 I would like to have the instrument cluster test you mentioned in this post
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This is for Cowboy65 I would like to have the instrument cluster test you mentioned in this post
You do realize that he posted that a bit over 5 years ago, right?
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:33 AM
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You do realize that he posted that a bit over 5 years ago, right?
I do now p, thanks. Still hope he has the instructions.
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If the cluster is dead (no power), the test procedure is useless.

Google "HEC Dealer Test Mode". The procedure is the same for every Ford that has the HEC installed.
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Guages/overdrive/accelarator Fuse

I realize this is a old thread but helped me out a lot, so maybe me adding to it may help someone else. Yesterday when pulling in to get fuel I had to back up to pull in the other side on the pumps well when I went to put it in reverse I pulled on the overdrive lever and it came off and the wires were exposed ,after I finished getting fuel put it in drive and went to give it gas and nothing , the wires had shorted out and blown the fuse.Well I got out my manual to look for the overdrive/ accelerator fuse and guess what the manual did not list it, so I got on the internet looking for accelerator fuse, still couldn't find anything so I went with looking up problems with the gauges because they weren't working either and that's when I found this thread and everyone was saying#45 well guess what is was fuse 45! Thanks Guy's
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