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When you turn the key on the fuel pump and daytime running light do not always get power

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Check your fuel pressure relays. You might have a short in the juction box

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Check per owner manual to be sure inertia switch is not tripped. Remember, fuel pump only runs for 5 seconds when key is turned ON, then it shuts off if engine is not running. Pump always runs when key is in START position.
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