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Old 10-02-2009, 09:00 PM
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2003 F150 Blinker Doesn't Work

Blinker doesn't work when the steering wheel is tilted down.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:59 PM
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Take apart the knee panel, and look up to where the steering wheel column meets the dash ( or slightly in the steering wheel column cover ).

There is a 14 ( 16 ? ) pin connector ( think 2 rows by 7 or 8 pins ) that is pulled tight, and might have a broken connector locking tab on it.

You would want to take it apart to check the pins for discoloration ( and clean with an eraser if so ) wire tie the connector back together, and pull slack from the truck side of the harness and zip tie to the metal support for the knee panel / anti submarine panel, so it cannot pull apart again.

This is somewhat common, but I cannot find the root cause for it ( common, not chronic ).

Take a look at this connector, sure it is pulled apart a bit, and needs to be cleaned.
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Old 10-03-2009, 12:59 AM
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Thanks so much. I'll check it out. What's funny is when my wife drove it, the blinkers worked. When I drove, they didn't. It wasn't until I took it apart and was fooling with the blinkers that we noticed when the steering wheel was tilted up (the way my wife drives) the blinkers worked. When it was tilted down (the way I drive), the blinkers didn't work.

I was getting a complex. LOL

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Old 10-03-2009, 10:39 AM
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Oh that is how you found out, that would have drove me insane right out of the gate.

Oddly enough that is one of the tests for if the directionals stop working, move the tilt.
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