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Old 12-04-2009
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Icon4 Fuse not getting power! [pleas help asap]

So, my blinkers and my cruise control went out, and its hard to shift out of park, so I checked the fuse, looked good, but I replaced it anyway, thinking it would resolve the issue. Today, I got a test light, and the #10 fuse spot is not getting any power! What would cause this to happen? Please tell me what I can to do fix this issue asap!

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Okay, so, mini update.

When I tried and tested the fuse with the Ranger in the on position, the test light light up like perfect, I just don't know what would cause these things to be out.
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My first thought is that there is only power there when the key is on, that is why you didn’t have power and then you did; there is a lot of fused equip with that setup.

Reading your post the GEM module is in that circuit, those go bad, might be the GEM needs replacement.
I do not know how to test it but I am sure someone here can help you out at least you get a bump up.
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So, my blinkers and my cruise control went out, and its hard to shift out of park, so I checked the fuse, looked good, but I replaced it anyway,
You didn't give a year or model, so I guess I'll have to assume it's 2001~2003 from the picture.

The front turn signals, speed control and brake/shift interlock all share the same ground point, so that would be a good place to check next. The ground is bolted to the seat crossmember under the carpet below the front edge of the driver seat.
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Oh awesome, good ideas!

&&sorry, it's an 2001!
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**Bump on the GEM module?
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**Bump on the GEM module?
The GEM has nothing to do with the speed control, shift interlock or turn signal circuits. It just uses the #10 fuse to tell it when the ignition is on.
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Oh okay cool. So do I have to lift up the carpet to see the ground?
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How would you go about checking it?

How would you remove the carpet? =/
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I can get to mine by unbolting the drivers bucket. If you have a bench seat, you might have to pull the whole thing. After removing the sill plate, the carpet can by lifted.

Before you go to that much trouble, you could check a couple of other things that use that same ground. If these work, then the ground is probably OK:

Dome light turns on when passenger side door is opened.
Center high mount stop light works when brakes are applied.
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Yes and yes.

Maybe something inside the steering wheel?
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OK, I rechecked the schematics for common elements between the three problem areas and found these:

Fuse 9 in the dash fuse panel;
Brake Pedal Position switch.
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rwenzing knows his stuff.
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Okay awesome, I'll check this in the AM.


thanks very much!
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**I forgot to post this last night, because I was hella beat.

Last night on my way home, my cruise control started working randomly, I was just playing with the buttons and it worked. Weird. No now its just my bilkers.
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