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Whenever i try to turn on my headlights, i blow fuze 16 under the hood which causes me to lose all of my dashboard lights as well as my parking/marker lights. when i disconnect the dimmer switch for the dashboard lights, i do not blow a fuze when i turn my lights on. what can i do to correct the problem?

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My van did the same thing. I brought it in to the dealership and they installed a wiring harness for the headlights.

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Sounds like you have a shorted switch that needs to be replaced.

Would assume the short is either in the swirch, or the wiring harness that you are disconnecting. If it is in the harness, you could probably find a bare spot on the wire harness. This may be repairable with electrical tape, if the wire is not seeing a lot of rubbing.

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