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My dash light lite dimmer switch melted , so I replaced it and the fuse keeps blowing, so I removed th e switch and jumpered the connector, the lights worked for a short while and now the fuse fails instantly. 1. I can pwere the lights from an alternat source ( cigar lighter) and they work fine. 2. I can power another light frome the dash lite connector and it works fine, but when I jumper the power terminal and the light terminal of the connector the fuse blows ?.I have an aftermarket manual that has an ele schematic whic shows an"Instrument Interface Modual " on the same power out from the fuse box as the dash lights. What is this and what does it do and how?

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When the switch melted it melted a wire somewhere its either touching together or touching metal trace wire & you'll find a short

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