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My dome lights keep blowing fuses. Also, the

My dome lights keep blowing fuses. Also, the cigarette lighter receptacles do not work. Do I need to take it to a repair shop?

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On the dome light you could have a short in the wire that gos to the if you know how to take the light out and check the wireing i would do that.. check the fuses for lighter if they are good then could be that something has shorted them out!!!!! maybe same fuse goes with dome lights

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    jack just jack Dec 12, 2016

    dome light is never on a separate fuse. There are always other things on the same circuit. in my 02 prism the radio, trunk light are on the same circuit. I've wasted half an how here and other places looking for an answer and see nothing but inane answers that aren't even answers but people that don't know their rear form a hole in the ground.
    And I have yet to find anyone who had the problem come back and say what I turned out to be. Many answers start with "it's a dead short". Well, duh!! if you put a new fuse in with everything turned of and the fuse immediately blows that's the definition of dead short. And since the fuse is called "dome" even though there is other stuff on the same circuit I'll say that's where to start. I had to replace the dome light a few months ago. had a hard time getting the new bulb in place so that's where I'm going to start, just removing the bulb and see if it doesn't immediately blow the fuse. If it doesn't then the radio and trunk light and the other stuff should work, map lights too. If that happens I'll come back and say so. Problem is since there are so many things that are unlikely candidates for a bare wire short I don't know where to look next. the scary thing is it's blowing fuses with every think, even the dome light, with the switches off. Radio off, dome like in the off position, doors shut so no switch should be on, trunk closed so no call for a trunk like and on and on. I've read this same question asked about 15 times and nobody comes back and says what they found. I've been tempted to leave well enough alone because of the mysterious nature of it while it still runs, the headlights and dash lights work and I don't want to make it worse.

    One person even suggested checking tracing the wire form the dome light to where it goes. Just a wise guy answer he has not clue how to actually do. General rule of thumb here, if you've never done it, don't know how to do it, can't explain how to do it, can't explain how it would fix it don't post it.



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