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When I turn on my headlights the fuse blows but my headlights work but no running lights

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Something could b rubing and causeing it to blow when u put power to it

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SOURCE: Headlights Not Working, Brights and Turn Signals Work

This is cuased by the multifuntion switch that is located on the steering column. It is the swith with the headlight dimmers on it.

You just need to remove the steering column bezels and replace the multifunction switch.

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i would check the grounding wires. have you tried going to higher ampage on the fuse? There is definitely a short somewhere

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SOURCE: Blows fuses when parking lights are turned on. Headlights work fine even running lights.

If it only happens when you turn the switchto the parking lights then it is most likely the swich that is the problem. Light swich failure appears to be a common fault with fords

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