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1994 buick regal--dash lights out, prkg light fuse blows

I replaced the lights, park and dimmer switch module. Have checked all light bulbs and fuses. 25 Amp huse (under the hood) controlling parking lights blows out as soon as I turn light switch to park.

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Check the headlamp switch for a short

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