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Old 02-03-2006, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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No Dashboard Lights

I have lost my dashboard lights on my 99 F250. Any thoughts as to where I should look and what I should be looking for? Has this been common in these trucks. I have had my F250 for just over a month now.
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Re: No Dashboard Lights

Do your tail lights work? It will be the same fuse (designed that way to alert you to tail lights out). Other causes could be the bright/dim control for the dash lights.
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Old 02-03-2006, 01:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My tail lights work like they should and my dim switch is turned up as high as it can go. I do not have any dashboard lights at night. All my dummy lights work just fine also. It just seems to be the backlight that illuminates things at night.
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Re: No Dashboard Lights

this may sound dumb but did you check the dimmer switch?
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Re: No Dashboard Lights

Yes, was one of the first things I checked.
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Well upon further inspection my tail lights did not work. I had brake lights and signal lights but no tail lights. My fuse #8 I think was the culprit, I changed it and all seems good now. Thanks for all your advice!
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OK now I have a new issue. The 15A fuse blows very quickly. I just went through 3 of them and the longest lasted about ten minutes. The first blew when I let off the e-brake, then the next one lasted ten minutes and blew while I was out driving on the road. The next blew when I replaced it and closed the hood. What am I missing here? I recently had my brake controller switch from my old truck to this one could this be causing my problem somewhere? Any thoughts?
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Re: No Dashboard Lights

I have had this problem also, I replace the fuse, and sometimes it will blow in 10 minutes, other times it will be ok for a few weeks. I ahte electrical work and tracing wires, but i guess I have a short somewhere. I have heard of other Superduties with this problem, but I have never found a fix. it must be a semi-common problem....
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