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I have a '97 Ford F-150. When I start the truck it blows the instrument cluster fuse in the fuse block. I thought something was shorted in the cluster so I replaced the whole cluster, twice. It did the same thing. Got any ideas.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do all the fuses have the correct amperage for the circuits they're in?

Yes. Double checked to be sure.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your F150 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I have pulled everything out of the dash, radio, heater, and of course the instrument cluster. I started the truck and the fuse blew. I reinstalled each component one at a time and checked the fuse. It blew after each component was installed. I ordered an instrument cluster and replaced the stock one. The fuse blew. I replaced it again and the fuse blew. I'm not an electrician so I don't know how to trace down shorts and opens. I've about run out of ideas except maybe replacing the fuse block.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

That's about it.

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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.
I am here Sundays through Thursdays from around 5 am to 2 pm Mountain time.If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

Can you tell me what liter engine is in your model here?

What amperage fuse is this and is the instrument cluster the exact name for this fuse?

Let me know,thanks Pete.

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