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When I turn my headlights on my tail lights, dash lights and side lights turn off. I've replaced the switch.

I have an 88 escort. I pull the headlight switch out part way I get dash lights, tail lights, side lights, when I pull it out the rest of the way I get headlights but everything else turns off. I just replaced the headlight switch, so I know that is not the issue.

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i got a 1998 ford taurus and my emergency light were not working since many days.i shown a mechanic for that problem , and he checked for that , and now the problem is side lights are not working.it was working well before , and now my mechanic says that turn light switch has to be replaced. and its quite expensive. any one have any comments to fix this or any other alternative ?....plz let me know.

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I have the same problem on a 95 dodge. the fuse blows after a few seconds with the lights on. headlights work but taillights and dash do not. Where should i look for the bad ground wire. Thanks.

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