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How to Reset the Switch for a 1999 Ford F-150

by Blaze Johnson

The 1999 Ford F-150 is available in both extended cab and regular cab configurations. Trim levels include the standard "Work" base model, as well as the XL, XLT and top-tier Lariat option package.To increase safety in the event of a substantial crash or vehicle rollover, all models feature a resettable fuel pump cut-off switch. After experiencing a hard jolt or minor accident, the fuel pump shut-off switch might trip, preventing the fuel pump from delivering fuel to the engine. You can reset the switch in a few simple steps.

Step 1

Place the vehicle's transmission in the "Park" position and engage the parking brake. Switch off the ignition switch and exit the vehicle.

Step 2

Examine the vehicle's underbody and surrounding ground for apparent fuel leaks or odors.

Step 3

Open the front passenger side door after performing inspections to the vehicle. Press the small round fuel pump cut-off switch located underneath the passenger side dashboard, near the door rocker panel and below the glove compartment.

Switch the vehicle's ignition to the "ON" position for a few seconds to prime the fuel pump. Switch the ignition to the "OFF" position and inspect for fuel leaks before driving the vehicle.

About the Author

In the spring of 2008, Blaze Johnson decided to share his expertise through writing. He studied business administration at a local community college and runs his own driveway mechanic service, specializing in computer-controlled vehicles and custom car audio installs. Johnson also serves as the de facto computer repair person for his family, friends and coworkers.

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