Electrical Issue I need help!!

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  1. Michael Stiles

    Michael Stiles Junior Member

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    So the other day I was driving to work and as I rolled up to a stop light my truck died. I went to restart it and nothing. Completely dead with none of the gauges on the instrument panel working at all. I've done a bit of research and went through the steps in the Haynes manual to pinpoint what the problem is but I'm having no luck. Work I've done so far:

    1. Checked the battery as suggested in the manual and it's good.
    2. I've checked the starter and solenoid and they are good.
    3. I've replaced the ignition starter switch located on the top of the steering column under the dash because some of the research on other forums indicated that it could be the problem. Still nothing.

    To clarify, on the day the truck died I had just ran it through a car wash to get the grime off. I'm curious as if to this would have anything to do with the problem. When I turn the ignition switch on nothing happens on the instrument panel, however, headlights and horn still work. I'm not great at this electrical troubleshooting and could use some advice if there is any to be offered.
     
  2. Honky Kong jr

    Honky Kong jr Super Sarcastic Man

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    Could of popped the fusible link at the starter. Do you have 12v at the junction block on the firewall?
     
  3. Michael Stiles

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    I don't know I haven't checked. I talked to a guy and he mentioned the fusible link and I was going to check it that today. That'll be the next thing I do and I'll let you know.
     
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    :waytogo:
     
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    you say its a manual? check the plunger attached to the clutch under the dash. mine broke while I was at napa a few weeks ago. I got lucky. 13 bucks for a new one.
     
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    No I'm sorry. I was referring to the repair manual. The truck is an automatic.
     
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    alrighty, other then that check the neutral safety switch, that's all I got. best of luck.
     
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    Okay thank you. I'll post what I figure out when I get home and get under the hood.
     
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    Iirc, the nuetral safety switch won't take out the gauges and dash lighting.
     
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    I was thinking fusible link as mentioned.
     
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