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Instr. panel and running lights fuse blow when headlights turn on

Instrument panel and running lights fuse blows when headlights are turned on. All bulbs are ok. Brake lights and turn signals OK. When fuse is replaced, start car, turn headlight switch on and fuse blows.
this is a 2000 focus wagon.

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    we replace fuse as soon as the brake is engaged fuse blows

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    park fuse blows when headlights are turned on, headlights stay working but the running lights and the instrument panel do not, post replacement of turn signal/headlight switch

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Do yourself a favor before taking to a dealer. Open the hood and find the fuse box. It will be on the firewall on the drivers side. Open it and fine the low beam relay. Finding it is easy. If you open your owners manual and look up relay in the index in the back of the manual there will be a listing of the relay locations. If you dont have the manual any more. A relay is a black or grey box. There are two diffrent types. The types look like a square and one looks like a rectangle. You are looking for the rectangle. The low beam relay is in the row of rectangle relays closest to the driver's side fender. Remove the two closest to the windshield. The one closest to the windshield is for high beam. Take that one and place it where the low beam is.If that fixes it go to an auto parts store and buy a replacement relay. Then try the lights. Let me know and good luck !

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Sounds like you have a dead short ,you will have to trace the running light electrical circiut to find the short

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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