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#44 of 136 Re: 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work [vibe98]
Jan 17, 2008 (6:34 pm)
Do you have power and ground at the socket? With what you have already stated you must be missing one of them. If you have power going through the fuse, and I mean you tested it with a test light. It could be something wrong with the harness. I would double check the bulbs you used, and make sure they are pushed into the sockets correctly. The little metal tabs sometimes bend out of shape. Test the socket for power and then repost.
#45 of 136 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work
Jan 19, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Well it has been -4 degrees with an wind chill of -20 but I am doing my best to check the sockets.
I do have brake lights, hazzard lights, change all light bulbs in the tail lights again, change the fuse in slot 18 with a 5amp fuse, plus I do have front parking lights and hazzards and headlights. But no tails and license plate lights. I did locate the conector for the wiring harnes also and i wiggle it hoping something will happen but to no avail.
Seems no fuse are getting blown. Licenses plate bulbs look good too. I am still stump. Any suggest now besides checking the power and ground?
#46 of 136 Re: 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work [vibe98]
Jan 19, 2008 (6:12 pm)
Your parking lights are on the same circut as your tail lights and license plate light. Forget about your other lights for now. You either are missing ground or positive for the tail lights and plate light. Take a test light to one of the sockets and see which one is missing. You may have just lost a good enough ground for the bed of the truck.
#47 of 136 Re: 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work [mickeymouse2]
Jan 21, 2008 (10:49 am)
The wire harness under the truck bed by the shock was cut. It probably happened when I changed out shocks by the shop. The wire loom was melted through plus the black tape was melted. Thanks for all the help.
How much would a wire harness cost from the back to front?
#48 of 136 Re: 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work [vibe98]
Jan 21, 2008 (1:55 pm)
How much would a wire harness cost from the back to front? You would have to check with the dealer on that. I'm willing to bet that after you do, you will decide to repair the one that is damaged.
#49 of 136 Re: 1998 Ford F150 tails will not work [mickeymouse2]
Jan 21, 2008 (2:33 pm)
They told me about $1000 but did not tell for sure even though I did ask. But it was 6-8 wire that were cut and melted the wire loom plus the black tape. Just that alone costed me $377.12, $356 for labor and $20 for parts. They resolder the wires and put on a fresh loom and tape. Yeah I guess this is the cheaper way but I still wanted to know about the harnes.
Be care whenever you chage shocks that no one melts your wires.
P.S. any where I can get a diagram of the wire harness of the F150 series?
#50 of 136 2003 f350 my wiper dont stop even if truk is off i need help
Feb 01, 2008 (11:47 am)
2003 f350 my wiper dont stop even if truk is off i need help
#51 of 136 Radiator
Feb 10, 2008 (9:14 pm)
What would cause my 1998 ford f150 with 192,600 to blow 3radiators in one year.
I have a new one now that was under warranty but it would be nice to figure why the right side seals are going bad.
#52 of 136 brake lights on when headlights on
Mar 13, 2008 (4:29 pm)
2003 f150. Noticed the left turn signal stopped working but only when my headlights are turned on. Then found that my brake lights go on with my headslights as well. Changed signal and high center brake bulbs and visual check all fuses - ok. Out of my mind with this problem.
#53 of 136 power door lock?
Mar 18, 2008 (6:50 pm)
I have a 05' f-150 with power door locks that dont work from the door switch, but work with the keyless entry and shift from park feature, my question is , is there a relay for the door swith and if yes where is it located? thanks...........