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Ford probe, blew dash and centre console lighting

I was installing the sleepy eye mod, as i was attaching the power wire to the button, i touched the button illumination wire which overloaded n zapped n died...
so i checked all the fuses inside and under the hood all is fine!!!

also the clock and the cigarette lighter still works..

please help thankyou

Jacob

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There is a very good chance that you smoked a wire somewhere under the dash. if this is the case you will need to find the wire and replace the entire length of wire

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