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Have a 2008 Ford F-150. While driving to work, the radio cut off and the gauges all went to zero. After a while, everything worked again. About 5 minutes later the same thing happened. The gauge light was still on and I noticed that the fog lights came on. Also noticed that the power windows were not working. The cruise was set so I continued to work. Came to a red light and pressed the brake pedal and everything worked again. A few seconds after releasing the brake, the gauges went to zero and the radio stopped. I was told that it was a fuse or voltage regulator or altenator or the BCM. Can someone please help? The truck has started several times since this has started.

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Check your battery connections to see if they ae clean and tight. Check all the ground wires in the engine compartmen to see if any is loose. Then check under the dashboard ror any loose ground wire connecting to metal points on the frame of the dashboard. You probably have a loose ground somewhere that is intermittently losing electrical contact....good luck!

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It seems that there is a battery draw that is shorting out the fuse. you need to trace the wire back to the point of power and see what is going on. My theory would be that some place in the power out (from the fuse) it is grounding to the chassis. I wouldn't even be able it give you and idea where to start considering how many wires there are, but if you can isolate that wire and chase it back to the cluster and the gauges you will find the issue.

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