1989 Ford F-150 Fuel pump relay wiring

Tiny
89F150L6
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  • 1989 FORD F-150
  • 4.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
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  • 149,915 MILES
I have a 1989 F150 XLT Lariat with the 4.9 L6 EFI and dual tanks. My fuel pump relay was having some issues seating in the harness (the relay as well as the EEC relay are new as of a few months ago). I was working on seating it properly and a yellow wire came disconnected clean out of the harness leading to the fuel pump relay. With it disconnected I could not start my truck despite it cranking over. When I went online to find a picture of the harness to see where the wire goes, the wiring is correct leading into the harness. The only way I could get my truck to start was to tie it into the red wire. My question is, where does that yellow wire (that seems to lead to fuse link w according to haynes that I also cannot find) go? There is another yellow wire that leads in, as well as red, tan/lt green and brown. I am an airplane mechanic, and usually do pretty well at wire chasing, but this one stumps me.
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Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 3:56 PM

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Tiny
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I was working on seating it properly and a yellow wire came disconnected clean out of the harness leading to the fuel pump relay. Did the wire come out of the back of the relay / fuse box?
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Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 4:34 PM
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There are only two relays. The EEC relay and the fuel pump relay. The wire can reach the fuel pump relay only, the only fuse box I have is a kick panel box on the cabin side of the firewall. If I tie the wire into the blank spot of the relay harness (my first thought, which according to all pictures and diagrams is supposed to be blank) the pump will kick in ONLY when the key is flipped from "on/run" to "off." It does nothing when I tie it into the brown wire, which leads from the relay to the pump itself. Finally when I tied it into the red wire, the pumps primed the system and the engine started. I did not check the tan/green wire.
Here's one of the pictures I used, as well as a picture I found on eBay that was pretty clear, all in conjunction with the wiring diagram. I also did some poking around and found no loose wires that lead to the EECM or towards the fuse box. The only thing I can think of is if it came from the fuel pump relay, and if it did, which socket did it come from?
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Saturday, January 25th, 2014 AT 6:25 PM
Tiny
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See pic, this is the best I can find, there are no actual photos or pin outs just this schematic.
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Sunday, January 26th, 2014 AT 5:08 PM
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Where might I find that full diagram? It looks slightly different than the one I have and that may or may not help me.
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Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 AT 7:32 PM
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It is from Mitchell 1 data base, you need to have a licence to access this info, I will see if I can post the schematic.
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Friday, January 31st, 2014 AT 12:25 PM

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