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Ford: have 2002 F350 with an electrical issue intermittently

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hello have 2002 F350 with an electrical issue intermittently the windows control will not work when the window switches do not work for ANY window Consistantly the radio does not work either. After about 5 to 7 mins to movement ( possible vibration of the truck ) the radio suddenly comes back on and the windows will then work but the thing is the clock is not affected the radio will not play during the issue but the display for the clock is always visible
any suggestions please?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Chris. Thanks for seeking us for help.

On this truck built into the instrument cluster is a battery saver relay, this relay powers the serviceable accessory delay relay in the fuse box. This relay powers the radio and the windows. The accessory delay relay is shitting down from possible contact corrosion (try another relay in its place) or the relay is losing in controlling input. Is the cluster effected during this?

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Thanks Chris

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

instruments ( speed, oil , etc) works well

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Any luck on swapping out the accessory delay relay?

When this occurs does it happen long enough that we can do some electrical tests at the delay relay inputs to see what is missing?