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Trying to get my dash lights working. Wiring diagram shows a 1 amp inline fuse but I can't seem to find it. Any clues? Also, how is the instrument panel grounded?
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PS: I have no instrument lights at all, but the gushes work and the indicator light works as well.

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PS: I have no instrument lights at all, but the gushes work and the indicator light works as well.

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Matt
not positive but i think the fuse is on the out side of headlight switch.....
i would disconnect battery and remove HL switch ,,
check that coil spring looking thing on switch for bad contact/corrotion...
clean it of ...

my switch would only work every now and then...
i clean it up and now it works perfectly...

theres a black wire bolted to dash from harness,, and that provides main ground to dash/instruments etc.....
 

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Ill look at the headlight reostat. Never thought of that. I think I'll also run a secondary ground directly to the back of the cluster.
 

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i should be a light blue wire with a red stripe behind the instrumental panel.

dont mean to thread jack but when i installed a 62 ranchero wiring harness into my 63 falcon it didnt come with an inline fuse. should i put one in?!
 

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I know this is a little different than the topic but invest in some LED's as well. You won't regret it and you will see things alot sharper and brighter
 

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I don't mean to jack this either but heres another trick. While you're in there remove the little blue covers on the lights (it makes the lights look green) and you'll get good clear light on the panel without that old school green tint. Now my dash matches my other black faced Auto Meter guages at night! :tup:

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The fuse is inline and is to the left of the steering column and above the ebrake lever. Somewhere up there.
 

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You don't say what year the vehicle is. If it is a 65 it is the center fuse in the fuse block as Bluebird posted marked 'Inst '. If it's an earlier year the fuse for the instruments is an inline fuse seperate from the fuse block on the back side of the headlight sw.

Early Falcons as well as many orhter fords used the mounting screws for the instrument cluster for the ground. In 65 ford added a ground wire to the harness to ground the cluster. No matter the year the safe bet is to add a new seperaste ground to the cluster. That helps to unsure a good ground.

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