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I have a 2003 F550 with 7.3L, I have lost throttle control…

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I have a 2003 F550 with 7.3L, I have lost throttle control and instrument cluster is dead but engine runs and idles. Whats wrong?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?

110,000 miles.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F550 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes and have checked realays and fuses,also scanned PCM and have a hard code P1280.

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Are you sure fuse 45 under the dash is not blown? If it is it can cause the issue with the cluster and accelerator. If blown then check the overdrive switch wiring at the top of the steering column for a short to ground.

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