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Old 02-21-2010, 01:12 PM
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intrument panel is dead

I have a 97 F-150 4.6L V8.
The other day I noticed that the instrument panel is dead, the odometer is not even working. I changed the relay for the instrument panel in the fuse box inside the truck but that made no difference. What else could be causing this?

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Check the fuses that run the cluster.
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Check the fuses that run the cluster.
which ones are those?
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See owner's manual...
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ok, so i found the fuse(#29) that was causing it and i replaced it.
But then, it went out a day later.

What's that all about?
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short somewhere?
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Wiring harness is chafed where it exits the shift lever's tube.

Pull the column shrouds and repair.

Common repair.
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Wiring harness is chafed where it exits the shift lever's tube.

Pull the column shrouds and repair.

Common repair.

Any instructions laying around here for this fix?
I'm pretty green when it comes to this stuff.

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Old 03-05-2010, 02:32 PM
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So i took this thing apart yesterday and was looking everywhere for this chafed wire but I could not locate it.
I'm wondering if I pulled off the correct parts because I couldn't see any "shift lever tube". I pulled off the bottom panel that covers the fuse box and top cover over the steering column.

Are the column shrouds the actual black covers that cover the steering column? The ones where the key goes?

oh by the way, during this adventure I went ahead an pulled the instrument cluster and replaced the bulbs.
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