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post #1 of 10 Old 06-30-2002, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I put in my monster tach a few days ago. I wired the wires to the fuse box like it said. But i kept on blowing the 10amp fuse right in front. so i said screw it and took all the wires out. Well now i have no dash lights. All other lights work. My clock even goes dim when my lights are on. WTF is it my head light switch???????

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Are you sure that your dash lights did not just get dimmed when you removed the headlight switch? Be sure they are turned up all the way, and check your fuses.

If you spliced into an illumination wire for the tach, be sure that you did not break the wire where you spliced it.

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check your fuses. I had the same problem when I installed my radio, blew one fuse that controls the dash lights. I forget the number of the fuse but its a 10A and kind of hard to pull out if you dont have pliers.
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post #4 of 10 Old 07-01-2002, 11:10 AM
 
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Sounds like a headlight switch, $20 at the dealership. Ive already gone through 2 of them...
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no its not the fuse i replaced it 2 times already cause i blow it a couple times. its the 10a in front of the relay its the one on the top. but all my fuses are good. i checked the knob its not dimed. so i either fryed my wires blow out the bulbs or its the switch. what yall think??????
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You better check to make sure your tail lights are working. Its pretty typica that the parking light circut and the dash lights to be tied together on a Ford. YOu could very well be running around without any tail lights. Your brake and turn signals should be ok, just your "parking lights" will be gone. The boys in blue just love any reason to pull us Stangers over.

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Naw tailights work, so do all others, I think I may have found what the problem is, the conecter that plugs into the headlight switch looks like it has goten hot. Its kinda brown around one of the prongs. I will have to buy another and see what happens. Yeah the ***s in blue will pull ya over for anything. Got a ticket last week for my tires (Nitto dragradials) cop gave me some ##### for driving with them on. 150$ ticket
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They are DOT approved right? IF they have the DOT mark on the side I'd fight that one. It should be an easy win.

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I had this exact problem. It's either the headlight switch (EASY to change) or the fuse. My problem was the fuse, but it was blown in a place where it was hard to see and I misdiagnosed it.

To check the headlight switch, remove the dash gauge bezel and unbolt the switch. You have to remove the knob first though. Then see if the coil spring is broken, it runs current and checks the resistance through the contact point (I am guessing). If that spring breaks, thats the problem.

BTW I have a brand new Ford headlight switch, $10 and its yours
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I went ahead and bought a new conecter with a pigtail today. I guess i will splice te nww one in and see what happens. I will try and fight it cause the are DOT and street legal. He was being a pudknocker and gave me a ticket.

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