2003 Ford EXP - 2 electrical issues - could they be related?

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Asked by PXLPSHR Jul 14, 2015 at 12:26 PM about the 2003 Ford Expedition XLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Are these two electrical issues related?

1 - Dashboard lights are too dim, rheostat switch seems to be about half powered at
full position.

2 - All 3 power points stopped working today and the fuse is not blown.

Is there a relay that controls both OR are they unrelated and they just happened within
in a day of of each other, chalk it up to coincidence.

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How do I determine a bad ground?

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Jim thanks for your insight. Forgive the "noobness" of the question, where would I find a good hot lead? Would I need to test all three power points for a bad ground or would all of them share the same ground?

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Would the bad ground also affect the dashboard lights?

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How do I fix a bad ground?

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