i lost my running lights on my 1985 ford f150 ford.

Asked by Jan 10, 2016 at 11:22 AM about the 1985 Ford F-150 XLT Extended Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I made a wood bed for my truck and when installing rear lights a wire to the lights hit metal on accident and now I lost my running light and brake lights. I check fuses and replaced the headlamp switch and still not lights. my turn signals and headlamps work. I checked a schematic and found a brown wire that goes to the lights but cant find a fusible link. any ideas?

2 Answers

22,120

On most vehicles power to the tail lights is supplied to one side and a jumper is used to power the other side. Check for current to the socket on the side supplied. Move backward toward the engine and check right before the damaged portion and right after. Sounds like you may have a broken ground wire.

8,495

There are 2 different fuses, 1 for tail tail lights and anotherone for headlights. Check the fuses again one at a time

Your Answer

Ford F-150 Experts

  • #1
    OJ
    Reputation
    9,980
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    4,700
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    3,470
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
332 Great Deals out of 41,500 listings starting at $1,488
Used Ford F-250
425 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 144,768 listings starting at $19,455
2017 Ford F-150 For Sale
219 Great Deals out of 13,678 listings starting at $18,450
2016 Ford F-150 For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 7,888 listings starting at $16,998
2015 Ford F-150 For Sale
413 Great Deals out of 10,831 listings starting at $11,990
2014 Ford F-150 For Sale
654 Great Deals out of 14,188 listings starting at $7,000

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.