dash lights, and running lights dont work


Asked by Jan 15, 2014 at 09:13 PM about the 1978 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a '78 F-150 Custom and recently after replacing the steering wheel(followed the
directions and did everything right) my running lights and my dash lights no longer
work...is it just a blown fuse or is there something deeper that i need to look into? oddity
is that now my horn functions through my light switch, pull it about half out and the horn
goes off.

4 Answers


One fuse controls them both.You have some wires pinched or crossed from the headlight switch to column.


the greatest possibility is that it is just a fuse.


Did you disconnect the battery before you began the procedure? If not, you probably blew a fuse. Could you have forgotten to reconnect a ground?


If the horn goes off when you turn the lights on, obviously something was not wired back up correctly. Seems you have power to the light switch.

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