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Old 06-03-2005, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok ive looked at wiring diagrams and found that all the things that wont work on my truck in some way go to this module. so i think im on the right track but i dont know where it is. anyone know???????
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Its behind the under dash fuse panel. Need to drop the fuse panel to get to it.
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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have you replaced it? i dont think that i can get the fuse block out due to the wires being too short. is there a trick?
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I am just speaking in general, I have not pulled the Fuse Panel out of my truck.

But in most cases you undo the screws, the fuse panel pulls out and the wires will be coming out one end, so you just kind of roll the fuse panel out of you way. Might be tight access to the GEM.

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yeah its real tight in there. also they are attached to one another somehow. do you guys know if this is a dealer only part? thanks so much you guys you dont know what i would be doing if it wasnt for this sight. i think we should start a piggy bank for all the money saved on easy to do items and other repairs that sound impossible only to be easily figured out with the wealth of knowledge on here. i for one just saved 79 dollars for just diagnostics. god knows what would have been charged after that.
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It's a dealer part.

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ok i just got a price of 373 dollars from the dealer!!!!!!!!! any other alternatives?
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Try www.powerstrokeshop.com or www.fordpartsnetwork.com

The first one is a site sponsor so try them first.

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There are 4 options for your year, see the link below:

Enter Part #'s here

Try these #'s to compare pricing:

F81Z14B205EE - WITH OR W/O ESOF, WITH POWER GROUP, WITH KEYLESS
F81Z14B205BB - W/O ESOF, WITH POWER, W/O KEYLESS
F81Z14B205DE - 4X4 WITH ESOF, NO KEYLESS ENTRY
XC3Z14B205FA - NO POWER OPTIONS

Give us a call at 1 800 572 1422 with the number off the old one, and we can match it directly.
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well dale larkin got me this part for 225 shipped! what a great resouce! id like to reccommend anyone looking for a ford part to give him a call first and last..but you may as well just give him your credit card number on the first call!!!!!! thanks again to everyone for the help and dale for the great service and prices. now when i recieve it well see if thats the problem.

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I just picked up an '00 F350 4x4. When I hit the unlock button the wipers come on and the rear windows will work if I hold the lock/unlock down, but the fronts do not work under any circumstances. I also have only one power mirror working, and the front hubs do not seem to actuate. Seems fairly certain the GEM is bad... but where the hell is it? Is it the large board on the back of the fuse panel, or is it under the covers where the wire bundles go in on the bottom back? Trying to find out the exact part number before I call the Ford house tomorrow... but this is proving to be one heck of a pain in the ass!

TIA for the help; several threads on here were instrumental in zeroing in on the problem.
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Like one of the earlier posts in this thread said, it's on top of the fuse panel. IIRC, the connectors (3) to the GEM itself are on the left side of the GEM, and the GEM is mounted on the front top of the fuse panel, with the two fuse panel wiring connectors below the GEM. Remove the fuse panel connectors from below (takes a 10mm wrench on the securing bolt on each connector), then unbolt the fuse panel from the access opening and move it around to get at the GEM connector, then jockey the whole thing out. When I removed mine, I had the instrument panel cover off, so had a couple of access holes thru from above.

It is a PITA to get at.
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Yeah... I'm not sure what the inside looks like but I'm guessing the captive nut on at least of the 10mm bolts is just spinning in place, it doesn't seem to be coming out. I may just see what the Ford house says to replace it, I've made a buddy in the parts department and usually get stuff close to cost, so maybe he can help me befriend the service department.
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The bolts (not nuts) are captive on the connectors and will be totally unscrewed before the connector comes off. You have to pull on the connector at that point to get them off.

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