Power Distribution Relay Box?

Discussion in '1st Gen - 1997 - 2002' started by jseales, May 14, 2017.

  1. ParadiseComputer

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    Welcome to my world! I too have that same fuse box on my 97' EB 4x4 4.6L. I was having the same problems with my running board lights. I tracked it down to the relay under driver side dash. 2nd relay from top on left side. It also controls the battery saver circuit. I have looked everywhere for explanation of these relays, but found nothing so far. I have a Chilton book for 97' - 03', but no mention of this relay block anywhere, not even in pictures. It may just be spare relay holder, but then again, why would it be wired if it was just a spare.
     
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    FYI If you look at the owners manual it doesn't show that style of fuse box and even the Factory Service Manuals which are far better than the generic after market manuals do not show that style of fuse box
     
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    The VIN shows my expy has a "heavy duty towing package", I wonder if it is part of that. At some point I will track some of the wires coming from the relays. Not an easy task as it is taped into the larger Power Distribution Block, like I said...factory installed.
    I bought the ford service and repair dvd, it has schematics for everything except that relay block. The truck was built in Michigan and started service in Oregon, so nothing weird there.
    So, since it is a unicorn, does that mean I can sell it for more money? Just kidding, I bought it with 190K on it and it still drives like a beast...hope to get another 200K out of it.
     

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