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#132 of 136 F-150 Heritage Electrical Problems
Feb 28, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I have a 2004 F-150 Heritage, XL Package. About a month ago I tried to start the truck in the morning. When I turned the key In the ignition, my dash board lights started to go In and out with intensity. ( Like a poltergist) The engine wouldn't fire. It would crank over, but that was it. I let the truck sit for an hour and retried and it started. I took vehicle to a reputable service center and they called back and infomed me that they were unable to duplicate problem. They had put on various diagnostic testing that revealed nothing. Since that time I have had this recurring problem about 6 times . No one has heard about this issue. Any suggestions or any one else with similar problems?
#133 of 136 2003 F150 - Cigar Lighter and OBD connector not working
May 25, 2011 (9:09 pm)
Just picked up a used 2003 f150. The previous owner mentioned that the cigarrette lighter was not working and it may be due to a blown fuse. Turns out there was no fuse (fuse/relay3) in the fuse box and it's the same circuit with the OBD data collector.
So bought a new relay fuse (oem) from a local Ford dealer but that did not fix the problem. I've seen a few (handful) of similar threads via Google searches and but no solution other then replace the fuse.
Anyone else run into this and is there recommended troubleshooting tip to try next?
#134 of 136 Re: F-150 Heritage Electrical Problems [hertagelbtruck]
Oct 13, 2011 (7:43 pm)
I'm not sure if you have found an answer. I've been researching this as well. I found this link that describes the same issue as we are having. They have concluded it is a bad instrument cluster. At a cost of $500 + labor, I am still researching. Another site suggested changing out the instrument circuit board first. I'm not sure if the '04 was included in the recall (electrical fires), but check into that as well.
#136 of 136 Re: F-150 Heritage Electrical Problems [hertagelbtruck]
Feb 03, 2013 (1:22 pm)
I had a similar issue and finally found that my Alternator was going out. Had it replaced and all is well so far.