Need help on my "98" F150?
Question: To be truthful, I have two questions? How do I get to the front turn signal bulbs to replace them? They are packed in a place hard to get too. Second question, I been pulled over for having a turn signal bulb out in the rear, and replaced them with LED bulbs that work fine, but flash too fast. Can I use a resistor to slow them down a bit? What resistor could I use on each side for this? 20w or something? What should the ohms be for this to stabilize the load? thanks for your help. It's just that LED's last much longer, and I can just forget about them once installed. They work great on my Mercury Villager with no problem at all going on two years.
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The recommended procedure involves removing the headlamp assembly. Your Owner's manual has the procedure to remove the assembly in the section on replacing headlights, on page 193. You can download a free PDF copy from Ford here; https://www.fleet.ford.com/maintenance/o... Easy peasy after that. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Open and support the hood. Remove the headlamp assembly. Turn the bulb and socket counterclockwise 1 / 4 of a turn to release it from the lens. Pull the bulb straight out to remove it from the socket. To install: Place a new bulb into the socket and gently push to engage the retaining tabs. Place the bulb and socket assembly into the opening of the lens and turn it 1 / 4 of a turn clockwise to engage it into the lens. Install the headlamp assembly. Connect the negative battery cable. Verify the operation of the lamp. Close the hood. Don't really have much experience with LED conversions. A resistor installed in each side would work, but a flasher from a vehicle with LED taillights from the factory might work, and would be easier. Might want to check your hazard flashers, and look for another can for that too, if they're also fast.
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Either replace the flasher with one designed for LED bulbs, or add a resistor in line with the bulbs. 10 ohm should do it: http://www.autobulbsdirect.co.uk/Resisto...
You have to clean the EGR valve and you have to clean the passageways into the intake manifold that the EGR bolts unto. This sometimes is difficult and you need to chip away the built up carbon with a screw driver. You put a new EGR valve on the car but if the passageways are clogged up the EGR is not doing it's job. EGR has nothing to do with the AC but going up hill might.
First the front bulbs are tough to get at, but they twist out just like the rears do. 2nd you need to change the flasher to slow down the speed, check any auto prts store.
The intermittent condition you described could be the result of loose,corroded, or damaged wiring.the fact that you can crank the engine by bypassing all the switches ,relays and controls points at this. Loose,corroded connections at battery, cables,connections,ground straps,fuse box,relays and controls could also be defective. If these circuit have poor connections they could become interrupted by braking action, bumps, quick turns etc..Your head lights are heavy current devices which may not function with a poor ground circuit, if all your accessories are fighting for a ground circuit which is poorly established the ignition and fuel circuits will cease to function and the engine will die. Other conditions include cross or shorted circuits interrupting these circuits.Concentrate on the primary wiring and crank circuits before expanding your search. concentrate on wiring and connection defects.. good luck
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