what just happened?
I have no idea what is going on with my overhead console, but maybe one of you know. 2001 F-150 4x4 supercab xlt
I have not yet gotten the chance to disassemble the console, but something happened a couple days ago that makes me think a bad connection up there is not the problem.
I was driving when I suddenly noticed both windows and interior lights stopped working. I figured it was probably a blown fuse since it all went down at once. So I kept on driving. Minutes later, after two years of not working, my overhead console light comes on! What the heck?!
It stayed on for probably five minutes until I stopped my truck to go into a store. Sure enough, when I started up the truck again it no longer worked again.
I have recently replaced the fuse for my "interior lamp relay". It fixed the windows and the lamps. I "think" it was fuse location 14. I can find out for sure if that is important. Console still doesnt work. It's five minutes resurrection was a sight for sore eyes though.
I cant think of anything I could have done to make this happen. Why did it work all of a sudden when another fuse went out? I have tried pressing the select button multiple times to be sure that it wasnt just turned off or something. I doubt it makes a difference, but I have an electric sun roof as well. Im lost here.
Update. I went to the Ford dealership here after the interior relay fuse blew out again. Two days later. I tried to replace it again, only to have it blow out as soon as i inserted it. Short circuit somewhere.
Ford mechanic said it was some problem with my stereo wires touching, etc. So he uninstalled my stereo and put another fuse in. No idea on the console issue. Got my truck. It was working fine. Parked it at home. Started it back up to go reinstall my stereo..and guess what. No windows or interior lights again! I didnt even bother looking at the fuse. I am sure its blown. Planning on taking it back to the dealership tomorrow. Now the console isnt my major concern anymore..
Last edited by texas republic; 04-30-2010 at 08:41 PM.