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Experience:  23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
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if you could point me in the right direction without me having to get even more involved than I already am, it would be great. Problem is this. The signal fuse keeps blowing. The hazards alway work with or without fuse. I replaced steering column harness thinking it was the culprit. Still same problem. I have removed the fuse panel and looked to see if the panel was grounding out, does not have any indications of grounding out. Here is the real kicker, the fuse blows when the signals are NOT on, I can sit in the driveway and they will work for an hour on either side, but start driving down the road you will hear the distinct pop of the fuse. This means in my little world that the fuse is grounding out on the circuit that is always hot hence the blowing fuse. Unless I am not correctly understanding something, there is a hot wire I am missing going somewhere, I just dont want to have to dismantle the whole dash and start doing the wire trace to only find it is in a switch that I didn
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Customer: 1991 f150 lariat xlt 4x4 standard cab 4.9
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
Hello Im Chris and I will assist you
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
disconnect your blinker switch, then drive, if fuse doesnt blow you got it.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
i think your switch is bad. Is it a multifunction switch in a 1991 so long I cant remember
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
which switch would that be? This is a tilt steering that from my gathering is straight to the harness,
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
the blinker switch
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
obviously im an idiot. so, where would i disconnect the "blinker switch" at? just repeating the blinker switch does not solve my problem. would this be attached to the fuse panel, the harness in the steering column, or the block of switches next to the diagnostic port in the engine compartment, the ignition switch on the lower steering column, or some other location on my truck since im the idiot.
Expert:  CHRIS ZAPANTIS replied 8 months ago.
Im going to opt out and let someone else help you with this problem. Maybe they can assist you better. Good luck.

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