2000 f150

Asked by Aug 18, 2013 at 07:36 PM about the 2000 Ford F-150 XL 4WD Extended Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was trying to splice into cup holder light to wire in under dash led lights. I cut the wire
right at bulb obviously to short to splice led lights into it. I didn't know my dash lights
would go out they did.Went to local junk yard got a wire with bulb in it spliced it to wire
still no dash lights or cup holder light.I did replace a 5 amp fuse but still no lights ,can you
help me

6 Answers

123,845

Double check wiring of new bulb assembly. Also double check all your fuses.

2 people found this helpful.

Your taillights are out also I bet..suggest you check

2 people found this helpful.
123,845

Good catch Davidh25. It probably did take out the running lights too.

2 people found this helpful.
23,830

Nothing like a lesson learned. Next time you take a pair of wire cutters to the car, disconnect the battery first. Good chance the circuit is hot all the time. When you cut through the wires you shorted the system.

Best Answer Mark helpful

What do I do next if I shorted the system, the only lights that are out are the dash lights.The interior tail and head lights work

23,830

First. Always treat the electrical system in your vehicle the same way you would treat the system in your home. Disconnect the power source before working on it. Where death can be a possibility in the home, short circuit is the problem with vehicles. How many wires were going to the application you cut? If more than two, there is a positility the power jumped from that device to another. Much like the connections on your tail lights which jumps from one side to the other. Check for power at the location of your cut. If you have twelve volts there, your reconnections are probably the issue. If you do not have twelve volts, you probably blew the fuse. Start checking. YOur owner's manual should have a diagram showing which fuse operates what.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

F-150

Looking for a Used F-150 in your area?

CarGurus has 188,281 nationwide F-150 listings starting at $1,300.

ZIP:

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    10,790
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,970
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,890
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,726 Great Deals out of 154,936 listings starting at $1,700
Used GMC Sierra 1500
777 Great Deals out of 60,201 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
476 Great Deals out of 37,892 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tundra
461 Great Deals out of 37,862 listings starting at $1,750
Used Dodge Ram 1500
335 Great Deals out of 9,325 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tacoma
421 Great Deals out of 49,181 listings starting at $2,400
Used Ford Mustang
317 Great Deals out of 38,105 listings starting at $1,312
Used Ford F-250
395 listings starting at $3,495
Used Ford Explorer
871 Great Deals out of 66,084 listings starting at $1,275
Used Ford F-350 Super Duty
345 Great Deals out of 21,926 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
629 Great Deals out of 38,014 listings starting at $1,199
Used Ford Ranger
102 Great Deals out of 4,205 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
120 Great Deals out of 115,224 listings starting at $17,644
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
132 Great Deals out of 8,000 listings starting at $16,001
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
221 Great Deals out of 9,571 listings starting at $14,500
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
288 Great Deals out of 11,435 listings starting at $9,950
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
348 Great Deals out of 10,069 listings starting at $7,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.