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A. Penland
A. Penland, Ford Senior Master Technician, ASE
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Experience:  ASE Master Certified, ASE Advanced Gasoline Engine Performance
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Map lights not working JA: How old is your battery? When was

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map lights not working
JA: How old is your battery? When was the last tune up?
Customer: not the battery
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: what fuse runs the map lights
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: checked the bulbs
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Ford Mechanic should know about your Ford?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
What year and model Ford are you working on?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
2006 f150 xlt 4x4
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
Thank you. Do the dome lights work?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
just not the map lights
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
Check fuses #21 and #24 in the dash fuse box first. Please let me know if they are good and have power all the time.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
21 and 24 are good
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
they both have power to them? There are test points on the top of the fuse when it is installed in the fuse box.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how do I test them
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
Do you have a test light or meter?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
no
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
You will need a test light or digital multimeter to do a few electrical tests to locate the problem.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
ill go get one
Expert:  A. Penland replied 6 months ago.
ok. Please keep me informed.