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Thread: Ford E 250 electrical issue
10-03-2012, 05:59 PM #1
Ford E 250 electrical issue
So from time to time, my van was blowing the 10 amp fuse for the brake lights. I went and replaced all the bulbs and a day later, it did it again. So now Im dreading the idea of taking my van into the shop...I am not an auto mechanic and I don't trust hardly anyone to do work except me. When they do, and you get your vehicle back, it always seems like something else goes wrong right away.
Anyway, I thought I would take a look at the brake switch that mounts to the floor pedal. I was moving it about on its post and then I heard the fuse pop. Bingo!
The part is 8.99 at the local auto parts store.
Just thought I would share in case some of you have the same issue in the future with your Ford Econoline vans."If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
10-03-2012, 09:40 PM #2
10-03-2012, 10:04 PM #3
This isn't a DIY site! Grumble grumble grumble.....
Hope that fixes it!
10-06-2012, 10:23 AM #4
10-06-2012, 12:24 PM #5
10-07-2012, 07:57 AM #6
Brake switches are for sissies .... just yank that puppy out and throw it away
10-20-2012, 10:01 AM #7Professional Member
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On a side note with my 2012 E250 I had noticed that the tail lights were not operating. Under the drivers side rocker panel a wire was broke. The wire was pulled really tight which probably caused it to snap.
If this is a common problem it might save someone some searching time.
10-20-2012, 10:46 AM #8Professional Member*
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Just for fun... the word 'Ford' is the problem... LOL Having said that... my Chevy has unique issues also... Oh well.
Trouble-shooting electrical is IMO not much different on vehicles than furnaces or AC... one sorts out the wiring and starts eliminating parts/places until they find the problem and resolve it.
Good catch with the brake lite switch... they do fail.GA-HVAC-Tech
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10-21-2012, 04:30 AM #9
So this normal open switch housed in plastic is shorting to ground when it closes. Amazing!Never argue with a crazy man.
10-21-2012, 10:14 AM #10To the man who always did it right. I love you dad and I will miss you to much for words.
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10-21-2012, 10:47 AM #11