Ford Truck Fanatics  



Home Gallery TOTM New Posts My Threads / My Replies Links Sponsors Calendar Arcade Calculators Fliers
Go Back   Ford Truck Fanatics > F-Series > Generations 8-9

Generations 8-9 1987-1996 F150 + 1987-1997 F250, F350

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-04-2010, 09:12 PM
5.0Flareside's Avatar
5.0Flareside 5.0Flareside is offline
OP of 1st PWT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: La Vergne, TN
Posts: 14,301
5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute
Brake light and reverse light wiring problem

well a few days ago i posted about having no reverse lights on the 88. well now it has only 1 brake light again.. this had happened a few months ago so i replaced all the bulbs. well now it has happened again.. i havent got the chance to really pull it apart and check anything but i got a circuit tester to check if im getting power to the connectors in the socket. if i am then i know its a bulb connection problem... but the only problem with that is the parking lights work.... but if not that means a short circuit somewhere or ground problem. cause all the fuses are fine. but first off what should i hook the aligator clip on the circuit tester too? aint it gonna be a ground? but any more tips?
__________________
Chris C. 92 Flareside
302 .030 overbore, Flat top pistons, Comp Cam XE264HR-14, Scorpion 1.72 Roller Rockers
Trick Flow Track Heat 170cc/58cc chamber heads, Ported/port matched truck intake, BBK AFPR, 255 LPH rear pump, BBK Twin 61mm TB
Hedman Longtubes, magnaflow cats, X-Pipe, Spintech mufflers

AOD, red clutch packs, 2" OD band, Rebuilt/upgraded valve body, Stall coming soon

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-04-2010, 09:22 PM
smokey's Avatar
smokey smokey is offline
hitech hillbilly

Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Garrett Co. Maryland
Posts: 11,411
smokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond repute
I normally clip mine to the bumper or the stake pocket.
__________________
_Find more about Weather in Grantsville, MD
Click for weather forecast
________________
Randy
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-04-2010, 09:22 PM
1985 Ford F-150's Avatar
1985 Ford F-150 1985 Ford F-150 is offline
Country Boys Can Survive
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Tooele, Utah
Posts: 7,817
1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute1985 Ford F-150 has a reputation beyond repute
Hook it to a piece of metal and then wiggle it till ya get the light to come on.
__________________
Dan
72 F-250 4x4
67 CJ5
86 F-250 HD 4x4
79 Bronco
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-05-2010, 09:42 PM
5.0Flareside's Avatar
5.0Flareside 5.0Flareside is offline
OP of 1st PWT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: La Vergne, TN
Posts: 14,301
5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute
here is the wiring diagram and i dont understand any of it....
not real good with electrical...

__________________
Chris C. 92 Flareside
302 .030 overbore, Flat top pistons, Comp Cam XE264HR-14, Scorpion 1.72 Roller Rockers
Trick Flow Track Heat 170cc/58cc chamber heads, Ported/port matched truck intake, BBK AFPR, 255 LPH rear pump, BBK Twin 61mm TB
Hedman Longtubes, magnaflow cats, X-Pipe, Spintech mufflers

AOD, red clutch packs, 2" OD band, Rebuilt/upgraded valve body, Stall coming soon

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-05-2010, 10:42 PM
Fordzilla80's Avatar
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
Ranger Lariat
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Belleview,FL
Posts: 6,367
Fordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond reputeFordzilla80 has a reputation beyond repute
Quote:
Originally Posted by nflfreak43 View Post
here is the wiring diagram and i dont understand any of it....
not real good with electrical...

All the circles with squiggly lines are bulbs.Blk is usually ground,and dots at the T's(where one wire meets another) are splices.

Wht=White
LT Blu=Light Blue

Those abbreviations indicate wire colors.Just follow the wires.


Keep in mind the wires could be completely different colors than what the diagram lists.One thing I can say is that the license plate lights use a brown and black wire,it's that way on my 80,and it's that way on a buddy's 95,I don't think they changed those colors.
__________________
Shaun
1980 Ford F150 Ranger Lariat
2003 Ford Ranger Edge
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2010, 03:53 AM
A_G's Avatar
A_G A_G is offline
wuh?
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 3,186
A_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud ofA_G has much to be proud of
yep looks like your looking for a Black and apink wire going to your rear back up lamps, and a black wire ground, So check the ground.

and ont he brake lights
Light green and a orange, going into the lamp and black gorund, with brown running out .
the righ tone is, light blue and orange.

Good luck, Have fun
__________________
1998 F150 std cab swb 4x4 5.4 - The Daily Driver
1967 f250 352ci - I may finish this one day
1979 toy 4x4 - The project
1988 toy 4x4 - The donor
1988 rx7 na - Totaled
2013 Yamaha FZ8
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2010, 03:43 PM
5.0Flareside's Avatar
5.0Flareside 5.0Flareside is offline
OP of 1st PWT
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: La Vergne, TN
Posts: 14,301
5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute5.0Flareside has a reputation beyond repute
ok ive got the tail lamps apart and i was looking for a ground spot and i cant find any ground spot. i have the brake lights fixed but it still has no reverse lights. where would the ground be for the reverse lights.. and if it has a good ground where is the reverse switch?
__________________
Chris C. 92 Flareside
302 .030 overbore, Flat top pistons, Comp Cam XE264HR-14, Scorpion 1.72 Roller Rockers
Trick Flow Track Heat 170cc/58cc chamber heads, Ported/port matched truck intake, BBK AFPR, 255 LPH rear pump, BBK Twin 61mm TB
Hedman Longtubes, magnaflow cats, X-Pipe, Spintech mufflers

AOD, red clutch packs, 2" OD band, Rebuilt/upgraded valve body, Stall coming soon

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-06-2010, 04:58 PM
smokey's Avatar
smokey smokey is offline
hitech hillbilly

Admin
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Garrett Co. Maryland
Posts: 11,411
smokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond reputesmokey has a reputation beyond repute
the switch is mounted on the tranny.
__________________
_Find more about Weather in Grantsville, MD
Click for weather forecast
________________
Randy
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Ford Truck Fanatics is not affiliated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.