Power to cab

Asked by Jan 08, 2016 at 07:37 PM about the 1987 Ford F-250

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I can't get power to cab unless I hotwire from
battery to ignition coil.but once I do my dash lights
turn signals and dome lights don't work. Head
lights and break lights work... Why

6 Answers

140

Sounds like someone has jumped fuses in the fuse box. Or you have lost a ground.

Best Answer

I checked the ground already and checked all fuses...

140

No In cab lights at all? How are you testing the fuses? I would look at the alternators connections as well. Maybe missing one.

140

Weak connections loose grounds no contact on grounds that appear good. Rule of thumb lights go stupid its a ground

With a volt tester... I traced all wires and all at solid

140

Use a test light. Check on both points it lights up. Plane ole test light will tell you more. volt meters lie. If there is no damage and nobody has used incab wiring for a power source to something else really all it can be

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