'95 F-150 Speedometer, Odometer and Cruise doesnt work! HELP PLEASE!
Hi guys! I just want to introduce myself before I ask my question. My name is Jason. I am from Houston, TX and I am finally a proud owner of (my late Father's) F-150 Eddie Bauer edition. It has the 4.9L I-6 engine, with a 5 speed manual transmission. Oh did I mention it has dual gas tanks? I have to give my old man props, he sure knew how to pick a truck!
Now to my question. I recently got the truck back from my ex-brother in law (long story, lol) and the truck runs great. HOWEVER, the Speedometer, Odometer, and Cruise Control do not work. I looked at the manual and it said the speedometer gets it's input from the ABS sensor. I also looked at the fuse box. I noticed the #18 fuse (which listed speedometer under it) was missing, so I replaced it. I started the truck, the odometer came on for a second, then blew the fuse. It did it a second, and third time (yes I'm hardheaded lol). I disconnected the negative battery cable, and it sparked. Im guessing there is a short somewhere? Or would the ABS sensor have anything to do with this?
I called the dealership and let them know what was going on. Im hesitant, however, on taking it there due to costs lol.
If anyone can help me on this, I'd greatly appreciate it!
Yall have a wonderful day!
By the way, the sick part of it all is that I dont know the mileage on the truck. My brother in law hardly drove it believe it or not. Everytime I went to his house, the truck was sitting in the same spot. He told my sister that he thinks the truck has around only 50K on it. He got it from my Mother (notice I didnt say my Dad) when it had 41K on it.
I sure hope this is true about the 50K because if so, I sure as hell hit the jackpot!