no tail lights,dash lights,running lights, tail fuse keeps blowing

Discussion in 'Interior/Electronics' started by glitchinq, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. fred heath

    fred heath Enthusiast

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    If your popping fuses, your shorted out somewhere in the wiring. A bad ground would not pop your fuse, the lights just wouldn't work.
    Light sockets can go bad. Try disconnecting all your sockets then see if the fuse still pops. If not, start reconnecting each socket until the fuse pops. If the fuse pops with all the sockets disconnected the problem is in the harness somewhere. Rear lights usually feed from one side, then crossover to the other side. Check the crossover harness for shorts.
     
  2. Steve M Clark

    Steve M Clark Member

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    Take the light bulbs out to find a short.To stop blowing fuses while you trouble shoot put a light bulb jumped to replace the fuse, about the same wattage as a turn signal bulb.When you wiggle wires to find the short the bulb will glow and not overload the wires.Check every connection/socket and ground.
     
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