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GEN 2 Half of Ambient Lighting Went Out?

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum' started by Zach Bowling, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. 4WDrew

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    I'm not exactly sure, but I can find the location for you.
     
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    If you could that would be awesome! I can’t find any descriptions online
     
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    Here are the locations of the connector, the splice, the connector pin out and the ground location.

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    Sorry for taking long I set up notifications on my watched threads in hopes of a faster response
     
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    no worries at all this is above and beyond help thank you! Let me check those and I will get back to you! I need to figure out how to take off some of the center console trim too, I saw in another thread that someone else had the same problem as a result of spilled coffee in the cup holder.
     
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    No worries just trying to get active on forums again and help out. I used to have so much fun doing that in the early 2000s
     
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    Problem solved! I went with the easiest and most logical place to check first: the LED connections under the cup holders. I only had to remove two pieces of trim (albeit Difficult to remove) from the center counsel to access the connections below the cupholders. Lo and behold, both LED lights and housings were corroded to shit, I assume from a spilled drink somewhere in the 37K miles that were driven before I bought the truck used (see pictures below). After cleaning both circuit boards thoroughly with a mixture of water and baking soda (disconnected the battery first), I turned the truck back on and it must’ve been enough to remove the short in the BCM loop because everything came back on and started working like normal again! I noticed one LED had stopped working, but after reassembling, it must’ve been burnt out when I bought the truck used because everything looked as it did before. The good news is if I ever want to fix it down the road, it’s a small wire harness that can be replaced, although I cannot find it at a dealer if anyone knows how to get this part (see part number below).

    Thank you all for the help, easily saved myself ~$400 in dealer repairs for a job that took about an hour and a half to do myself!
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    I have an 18 802a and don't even have the option to adjust ambient lighting in my settings. Weird I do miss that out of my 16 F150.
     
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    I believe they deleted multi-colored lighting as a cost save in mid-2018 and only Ice-Blue is now available. If that’s the case on yours that may be why
     

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