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When i turn on my headlights it blows the fuse but all the other lights work till you turn on the headlights

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  • laracy2748 Sep 24, 2009

    i replaced the switch and cant find any shorts

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The Headlight connection has a short in its wiring system. Get the entire wiring checked and replace the wires if required. If the shorted at the switch it would have melted away..............sodeep

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Either you have a open or bare hot wire touching ground causing this tilt wheel often occurs with the bending up and down and stretching of the wires causing wear remove cover and inspect 1st

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You have a short to ground somewhere. I would start at your headlights and make sure the wires are in good condition. From there I would look at your switch since it's the most used in the system.

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The positive wire in the headlight circuit is shorted to ground someplace, you have to check the wire by following it from where it connects to the headlight back to the switch and then to the fuse block

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SOURCE: hide-a-way headlight problem

As I remember it, the doors are closed until you turn the headlights on. There is a wire in the headlight switch that triggers the relay for the doors. What happens if you unplug the doors ? Does the relay send power to the doors ? Does the fuse still blow ?

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