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#71 of 136 F-150 Headlight adjusters
Sep 27, 2008 (1:26 am)
My 1999 F-150 has three adjusters per headlight, and only two of those are "adjustable". The third seems to be factory-set.
My lower adjusters are seized because of rust on the adjuster metal screw thread. I've done the usual WD-40 soak but still can't move the screw in the threaded plastic hub of the adjuster, and at least one of the hubs already has a crack running along its length.
Does anyone know of a source for buying these adjuster assemblies? I'm afraid Ford will want a big price for them. I've tried eBay and searched the Internet with Google with no luck.
#72 of 136 Re: F-150 Headlight adjusters [tjfitz]
Oct 03, 2008 (6:45 am)
I went to a local car junk yard and I studied eBay for headlight adjusters, but it seems they are not sold separately from the headlights, and the headlight assemblies aren't selling for much less than $30 each.
I spent some time yesterday spraying the two seized adjusters with WD-40 then tapping them with a small hammer hoping to loosen the plastic rider on the rusted threads, but no luck.
Then I turned one of the seized riders as forcefully as I dared, and it began to move on the threads. That rider was the one what had a crack running its length, parallel with the threads.
This morning I got out my utility knife and cut the rider on the other seized adjuster until it was all the way through the hub and now that one moves on the threads, too.
It is a destructive solution, but is seems to solve my problem, and hopefully will save me about $60!
#73 of 136 Re: Aux light switches on 2005 F250SD [davey11]
Dec 19, 2008 (5:32 pm)
The wires are on the left side under the hood in the corner at the fire wall.
They are usually taped to another set of wires.
There will be 4 of them all together.
I have an 05 but I cannot find the ones under the dash to plug into the switches.
Where are they?
#74 of 136 front/rear directionals do not work when it's cold out
Dec 20, 2008 (2:03 pm)
I have a 2004 F150, when it gets cold out the truck needs to warm up for at least 15 min. before the directionals will work. What would the cause of this be?
#75 of 136 Trailer light problems
Dec 23, 2008 (5:02 am)
While pulling a trailer with my 2003 F250 Super Duty, the right turn signal and stop light on the trailer does not work, however the truck lights work just fine. It does not matter which trailer I pull they all act the same. I understand there are separate relays for the trailer lights but I cannot find their location.
#76 of 136 Re: Trailer light problems [hobie1944]
Dec 23, 2008 (1:00 pm)
Since the lights work on your truck and left sides of trailer only. You didn't mentioned if the tail light works on right side. If wired correctly, check the conection of the green wire in you truck trailer harness for power with test light when brake or turn is on. If no power, then it is not connected to the circuit anymore on your truck. Resplice into truck harness for brake/turn right side(should be green wire in truck harness. Looking under the truck you will see where the trailer harness goes into the truck harness.
Green Right brake/turn +
Yellow Left brake/turn +
brown Tail/marker light +
#77 of 136 ford f250 electric problems
Jan 07, 2009 (6:44 am)
#78 of 136 ford f250 electric problems
Jan 07, 2009 (6:44 am)
i have a 2001 f250 super duty pick up and the dash doesn't work, they used to work then one day i went to use my truck and nothing worked. no fuel gauge, speed o meter, rpm gauge, nothing works, i checked all the fuses all are fine, i tried to move the connection to the dash still nothing. and ideas?
#79 of 136 97 f150 door open indicator
Jan 21, 2009 (3:18 pm)
my door open indicator light has been staying on more and more lately. On several occassions my battery has been dead because dome light was left on. I took bulb out of dome light.... but now notice the light on the back of the cab is on. I have looked for the switch on door frame to see if I could work the corosion out of it - I can not find it - this is a three door model. Does anyone know where the switch is located or how I can disable the door open indicator. I can live without dome light. I also have a problem with the key in ignition warning ding ding ding going off even when the doors are closed (I live in an area where leaving keys in vehicle is norm)
#80 of 136 Heater fan stays on when key is off
Jan 26, 2009 (9:26 pm)
I have an F-150 (2000). It seems to have a mind of its own. Infrequently the wipers just start to operate. Typically they will make 2 - 3 passes then quit. This happens about once in 500 to 1000 miles. I can live with this but....
Last night after when stopping the truck and turning the key off, the heater fan stayed on, So did the light of the direction and thermometer. I tapped the switch by the thermometer and turned off the heater, the fan stopped. This morning the battery was too weak to start the truck. It's been cold and maybe the battery is bad. (?)
I too have had the situation with the dome light staying on. I'm going to try the WD40 and hope it works for me too.
Any ideas why the electrical system seems to have a mind of its own?