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Electrical issuse I was having wiring issues with my trailer. in using a test light we thought we had made contact and blew a fuse to my trk. which took out the tail lights, parking lights and instrument panel lights. I pulled those fuses and they were fine. I then pulled EVERY fuse and all fuses show as good. This happened once before and we had a fuse totallly unrelated blown. we replaced it and all was good. Thats why I pulled every fuse to check them. I am at a loss.

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Did you check fuses under hood as well? You may want to check if power is getting to the headlight switch. That controls all the lights that quit working.

Posted on May 08, 2013

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SOURCE: Blows fuses when parking lights are turned on. Headlights work fine even running lights.

If it only happens when you turn the switchto the parking lights then it is most likely the swich that is the problem. Light swich failure appears to be a common fault with fords

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: trailer light problem

sounds like something is up with the wiring on the trailor. you can also check the harness connector for the trailor, i have seen them actually corrode and short to other wires in the connector

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: No tail lights/instrument lights on 2001 Ford Focus Wagon

Your problem is you have a Hot Wire touching ground.I know this for sure! The quwstion is where is it?the cause of the problem. It can be fixed but you would have to have a lot of patience.Try using your nose,sniff out the smell of burned copper under the dash or in the trunk area if you can smell it you can find it.Up the rating of the fuse go 15 then 20 then 25 see if it still blows it shoud. I wished I were near you man I love these problems.Good luck!

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Instrument panel went dead

Checked Every fuse in the fuse box (no small task).This includes #4 - Power point Instrument Panel, #14 - Day time running lamps (auto lamps doesn't work nor does auto lock), #27 - ignition switch run feed, #35 - Instrument Cluster, #41 - Instrument Cluster, #42 - Delayed Accessory, #45 - Ignition switch run/start feed, #102 - Door locks body security module, #103 - Ignition switch, #110 - Ignition switch, & #116 - Ignition switch. But I also check all other ones as well, they all register OK. AC panel & radio work. Turn signals work. Mileage does not work, trip computer does. So, basically, everything works except auto head-lights, auto locks, and the dash cluster (no MPH, RPM, mileage display, Fuel, Temp, Tran Temp, and Oil Pressure).

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 F150 supercrew w/ factory towing - No tail lights on trailer

Not sure which fuse you checked.
The Engine Compartment Fuse Panel ( Battery Junction Box / BJB ) is where the fuse is for the trailer tow adapter parking lamps.
Fuse # 5 is the fuse for the parking lamps, and the reversing lamps.

Next is the trailer tow adapter park lamp relay. This is what BJB Fuse #5 feeds, and the coil is operated by the truck's parking lamps. This is also in the BJB, Relay 201, it is the 1/2 size relay.

Not sure what you took a resistance reading from on the trailer tow adapter.

If you want, you can pull the trailer tow park lamp relay, and jumper the normally open contacts, which should provide power at the trailer tow adapters, regardless of the truck's lights.
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This is the wiring diagram for the trailer tow park lamps
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Posted on Mar 09, 2010

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