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my radio went out and I didnt find any fuses that were bad.

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my radio went out and I didn't find any fuses that were bad. I installed a new radio, and it didn't work either, which made me dig deeper. The fuse in the engine compartment power distribution box (position #1) for the radio was blown. I replaced it and it still didn't work, but the fuse didn't fail again. I checked the voltage at the PDB radio terminal and I'm not getting any voltage there, with key off or in ACC position. Any ideas?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 11 months ago.
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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
97 f350 powerstroke
Expert:  A. Penland replied 11 months ago.

Thank you. Check fuse #11 in the dash fuse box. The radio has 2 fuses.

 

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I already did that. In fact, I checked all the fuses in both the dash fuse box and the power distribution box under the hood. When I checked the terminals in the power distribution box under the hood with my voltmeter, I didn't get any voltage there either.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 11 months ago.
The fuses are good but you are not getting any power at those two fuses?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
that's correct. i checked the fuse terminals at the dash fuse box with a voltmeter and didn't have power. That's when I backtracked to the power distribution box. the fuse there was blown. I replaced it, and still didn't have power at the dash box. I went back to the pdb and checked the terminals there and don't have power. Do power distribution boxes ever go bad? I have power on all the other accessories in the cab except the cigarette lighter.
Expert:  A. Penland replied 11 months ago.
Do you have power on fuses #4 and #8 in the engine bay fuse box with the key turned on?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
power at 8, not at 4
Expert:  A. Penland replied 11 months ago.
Look on the bottom side of the engine bay fuse box. You may have to remove the bottom cover to see the wiring. All three of those fuses #1 #4 and #8 get power from the yellow wires that connect the battery to the fuse box. Since #8 has power, the fuse box is the problem. Possibly a broken wire or corrosion inside the fuse box is the problem.
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