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1997 f 250: no tach,oil pressure,volt guage warnig lights..blown…

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i have a 1997 f...
i have a 1997 f 250 7.3 powerstroke.when driving i relized i had no tach,oil pressure,volt guage warnig lights.i found fuse #17 blown.replaced it and still have none of them.Is there another fuse somewhere else.I checked all my fuses with a meter and all are good.
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Ford Mechanic: Ray M., Ford Master Tech replied 8 years ago
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Fuse #17 and 18 in the panel under the dash,if both those are good then check the connector at the rear of the cluster,if that is secure then it is likely the cluster itself.

Edited by Diesel Doc on 6/15/2010 at 10:02 PM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

it was the fuse under the hood the big ones.

 

Ford Mechanic: Ray M., Ford Master Tech replied 8 years ago
Would that be fuse #17 in the box under the hood?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes it was blown.i thought easy fix.put new fuse in and nothing worked in the manual that fuse is for everything that isnt working.the fuse is good i checked all fuses under dash and under hood all were good even pulled the whole box up and checked the wire and it had 13 volts
Ford Mechanic: Ray M., Ford Master Tech replied 8 years ago
Our online manual system is down right now,I will get back to you as soon as it is up,so I can check what wires may be bad.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Relist: Inaccurate answer.
Ford Mechanic: Ray M., Ford Master Tech replied 8 years ago

Sorry it took so long to get back to you,spent the weekend and more helping a friend out after flooding with all this rain.

I check the wire that fuse #17 feeds and it feeds directly to the ignition switch,check the connector on the ign switch it is likely burnt,as they had a problem with this.

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