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2004 Ford Taurus Dash and taillight fuse keeps blowing..

2004 Ford Taurus, the fuse for the Dash and taillights keeps blowing. It doesn't blow immediately, only after being driven for a short bit. I do have a remote start on the car that when used, lights up the dash and taillights do work. Then, after inserting the key, dash lights go back out. I did take it into a local shop that couldn't figure out the problem. Any help is appreciated.

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  • fordtaurus20 Jan 25, 2009

    Thanks for the post. I should have been alittle more clear. The remote start was installed about 3 yrs ago and has worked fine. The point I was trying to make was that ALTHOUGH the dash and taillights are out, when I use the remote start the dash lights come on and the taillights do work - until I insert the key to drive, then they go back out. My thought was that this would provide a good clue as to where the problem might be.

    Again, all help is appreciated.

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It sounds like who ever hooked up the remote starter may have crossed wires I would recommend takeing it back to who installed the remote starter and have them look to make sure something is not crossed in the system

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