2008 F150 Electrical Gremlins
- Hey Scotty I seem to be having what can only be considered as an electrical gremlin. I have a 2008 F-150 XLT 4x4 with the 5.4 liter 3 Valve Flex-fuel. I just recently purchased it and already took it to the shop where I sat around 5 hours twiddling by thumbs and they did nothing. The symptoms:
Brake light is on and won't turn off despite the parking brake being disengaged. Checked the brake fluid levels and they are fine, what's weird is randomly the light fixes itself but only temporarily while driving.
The second ghost would be the TPS light is also on, the air seems to be ok in all the tires and when I tried the reset procedure the light went from steady to flashing for about 5 minutes then back on solid.
Thirdly the dome lights or map lights will on the rarest occasion come on all by themselves. I know they have been monkeyed with by the previous owner because they installed aftermarket idiot lights in the colors of blue and green on a red truck 🤣
Any thoughts? Ideally, since they are bringing me back in next week, I would like to say "hey this is what's wrong, fix it!" Instead of wasting another 5 hours. Now I know I am a retired veteran but I certainly have better things to do than sit around a shop with my thumb up my bum drinking free coffee.
Thanks in advance.