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Does anyone know where the power steering fuse is located and any other data?
Welcome - First post.
That's a fuse that gets blown often by connecting a jumper cable to it rather than directly to the battery.
Correct - exactly what happened to me. Jump started another truck and there's 2 cables leading to the positive terminal of the battery - misleading as one is RED and one is BLACK. I connected the positive terminal to my truck and thought the second black cable was a convenience hook up for ground as I have seen on other vehicles...needless to say -NOT the case. The 125 amp fuse sits right atop the battery at the positive terminal and looks like the attached pic. I went right to the dealer and they had in stock and replaced right away. If you can remove a nut you can install yourself. There's also a 250 amp fuse adjacent to this one. Not sure what it's for but it did not need to be replaced.
You can see all three of the fuses off the battery main terminal.
Do not use any of the posts that has the black caps for jump starting.