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My 2002 Winstar First my over drive light was flashing the next day all my cluster lights came on and my odometer and speedometer quit working so i checked fuse it was blown replaced it and all the lights went out and odometer worked for about 2 minutes then fuse blew again help me please

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This could be from a bad connection in the harness or a bad ground. do you have any meters or know electrical at all? i may be able to tell you what wires to look at and where there located. most of the work will be under the dash and will be a pain because of limited room under there and the behind the cluster from up top. let me know and i can start helping you.

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It is possible, POSSIBLE, that your odometer drive motor had broken some teeth on the gears and is jammed, therefore causing the motor to want to keep spinning, but it cannot because the broken gears have jammed it - this could possibly cause the fuse to blow.
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ANY TIME a fuse BLOWS REPEATEDLY on replacement, a severe SHORT CIRCUIT in the circuit served by that fuse IS THE CAUSE.
There could many causes of THE short circuit. A couple of the more common causes are:
1. A "hot" wire in the circuit has had the insulation cut or chaffed through, allowing the bare metal conductor [wire] to come into contact with a grounded metal part of the body sheet metal.
2. A device [switch, connector, a lamp [bulb] socket], motor or similar, in the circuit has developed an INTERNAL short, usually due to overheating and/or corrosion.
Number one usually happens when a hot wire is pinched or crushed between two sheet metal panels, or the wire [conductor] makes a very sharp turn or bend around a sharp grounded metal edge, and tension and/or vibration eventually chaffes through the insulation, allowing the hot conductor to contact the grounded sheet metal or brace which damaged the insulation. Failure number two usually occurs as the result of material and/or manufacturing defect[s].
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U have a shorted electronic speedometer, u are going to have to replace it, the OD light flashed because the signal for the OD (overdrive) shift is received from the speedometer, when the speedometer shorts out this causes a loss of the speed sensor signal to the Powertrain Control Module, this in turn flashes the OD light and sets a fault code. There are Ford TSB's (Technical Service Bulletins) concerning this problem.

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    I am a Ford dealer factory trained electronics master tech with 25 years of field experience, so I am very confident of this diagnosis, seen this problem in the filed many times

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    yadayada Nov 19, 2009

    seen this in the field many times

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