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No dash or tail lights

We keep blowing fuses, and then we have no dash lights or tail lights.
This has just started. It wasn't noticed until November as the car was never driven at night. But with it being dark in the mornings that is when I noticed it.
We don't know if this is a short or a bad ground.

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  • suepoll Mar 01, 2009

    No the fuses are the right ones, my husband takes care of that. No after market items, but he was wondering if it might have something to do with the electrial for the trailer hitch. He says that is the only thing he has mess with. He hooked up a small trailer to make sure the lights worked and they did, then.

  • gnelson83 May 11, 2010

    Make sure all the fuses are the correct amps, if they aren't what the manual says they should be, they will blow. Was there anything electrical installed like a aftermarket radio? If so, it is possible that there is bare metal making contact with bare metal which would cause fuses to blow, I had that problem before.

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The only thing i can think of then is that if he didn't completely cover any of the wires with electrical tape or wire caps if he spliced them, then that would cause it. If that isn't it then I am not sure what else it could be, sorry.

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