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Half of fuse panel dead

Half of the fuse panel on my 89 f150 is dead. Had a snowstorm last month and underhood was packed with snow. After it melted problem was intermittent. Now fuse circuits #'s 6,7,10,11, and 17 have no power to the panel. Also the windshield wipers/washer don't work. According to my owner's manual that circuit is on a 7Amp breaker integral with the switch.
Owner's manual states one fuse panel feed circuit is a 16 gauge fuse link off the headlamp switch with location near R.H. fender apron and dash panel. I can't find it. Is R.H. driver's or passenger side? The other panel feed is supposed to be a 16 gauge fuse link off of the ignition switch but no location is given.
Headlamp and ignition switches function o-k. Truck starts and runs o-k.

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  • jvan70 Dec 06, 2008

    ps to previous question. I applied 12v to the dead half of the panel and the windshield wipers worked. So they are evedentually fed by the same link that serves the dead half of the panel. I'm pretty sure I have to find the fuse link for the half of the panel that is dead.

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Check the fusible links on the starter solenoid, pull on them and if they stretch, they are bad.

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