I hit a deer on the passenger side which wiped out the headlight, blinkers, and marking lights. After a little while the dash lights went out and then the tail lights quit. I replaced the parking lamp fuse and it was all working for about a day and then the fuse blew again. Let me know if you what is wrong.
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Re: 1999 Ford Ranger is blowing Parking Lamp Fuse
You have two wires touching somewhare, probabley on front passengers side or the wires are mashed into the frame causing a short. i would investagate all the light wiring on the passenger front and tape up any exposed wires. a crushed socket can also cause this.
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It could have damaged some wiring to the turn signal / parking light. I would first try removing that bulb to see if the bulb itself was shorted out by the impact. If that's the problem, your tail light and brake light should work okay with that bulb removed. Then just get a replacement at the auto supply store
you will need to inspect all of the fuses and some times the fuse boxes are in different locations around the car such as engine compartment under the dashboard behind the kick plates drivers side and passengers side and when you locate the fuse boxes the should be clearly marked what each fuse is for (you can usually find this on the under side of the fuse cover or it can be printed on the out side as well)and some fuses will be used for a number of components eg lighter and radio and overhead lights,or horn and hazard lights, blinkers and tail lights, these are just examples and most cars will have there own system in which they hook up components to use the fuses . The hand book will point out the location of any fuse boxes installed in the car but if you dont have it then you will have to go looking for them .
you have blown the side light fuse when the headlight smashed ,somewhere the wires are bamaged or the side light bulb has broke and the filament feed wires have touched causing the fuse to blow ,also look under the bonnet next to battery their is a power distribution box next to batter ,check uses in here as well ,they are not markewt though so look for a red 10 amp or a blue 15 amp fuse
You have a short to ground somewhere in the drl-fog lamp circuit. Check for obvious wiring connector or wiring to drl & fog lamps. check wiring for pinched or broken wires coming from sockets. If you don't find problem, you can trace wiring from lamps to main harnesses and hopefully find source of short.
hope this helps.
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