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1996 F150 4X4 5.8L Auto trans. I have no turn signals or brake lights except brake light on top of the cab. 4 way flasher are not working either. I checked all the fuses and they are fine. I have noticed if it is around 20 degrees or colder the multi funtion switch some times acts up when turning right but it has never effected the brake lights.

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  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    Dash light are working and Just checked all the bulbs and they are fine.

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    There is a power distribution box. I checked the fuse's there as well.
    I just rechecked the fuse's and they are all fine. I even switched the 15 amp fuses around to make sure.


  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    Is it possible a relay would cause this??

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    Ok, I swapped the relays around and that did nothing. So I by passed relays. Same result nothing.

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    I am beginning to think this is a little more in depth!!

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    I just checked the trailer light outlet. I have running lights there, but no brake or turn signal either.

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    Just changed flashers. No help at all either.

  • didit4fun Jan 06, 2009

    The running light are working. No brake lights except on the roof of the cab. No turn signals at all and no 4 way flashers at all.

  • didit4fun Jan 09, 2009

    Well, I stopped and talked to a ford truck mechanic. He informed me that the brake light switch goes to the multifunction switch and then to the roof brake light. He said being I have no turn signals, 4 way flashers or brake light on the box it has to be the multifunction switch. So I bought one and replaced it and sure enough that fixed it.!! He said Ford started to do that in 1994. H'mm, I thought until now that the brake light switch only operated the brake lights. Lesson learned. I hope this helps some one else on this form.

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Some Vehicles Will Do This If A Bulb Goes Out On My Car All The Dash Lights Turned Off When I Lost A Turn Light.

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    Michael Fisher Jan 06, 2009

    I Know You Said You Checked But A Blown Fuse Is Easy To Miss. Try Checking Them Again Although Frustrating Ive Missed A Blown Fuse 5 Times In A Row Before Finally Seeing The Blown One. Also Do You Know If There Is Another Fuse Box?

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    Michael Fisher Jan 06, 2009

    Yeah A Relay Could Easily Be The Problem Pull Out One Of The Relays And Bypass It With Some Wire To Check Do Not Keep It This Way.

  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher Jan 06, 2009

    To Further Confirm Only The Rear Lights Are Out? The Brake, Running,Reverse And Blinkers On Only The Rear Are Not Working?

  • Michael Fisher
    Michael Fisher Jan 06, 2009

    Check Inspect Wire Harness From Tail Lamp To Crew Entry. Get Your Self A Creeper And Fallow The Harness From The Bottom Bumper Along The Bottom Of The Truck.

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