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Park lamps Their seems to be a short somewhere - I have brake lights/reverse lights/blinkers/head lights/flashers but no tail lights or dash light. The park lamp fuse sparks when you pull out the switch to turn on the lights and blows the fuse. Why?

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Sounds like you have a short or defective headlamp switch switch contacts are probaly grounding internaly to hot

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