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95 P/U Parking Lamp Blows Fuse

Thought I had this fixed but it came back. 95 Nissan p/u has LT Headlamp and Side Lamp blowing fuse. Change fuse and it works for seconds and then boom it blows so obviously it's shorting out. Headlamp fine. Side lamp blows each time so I suspect the side lamp SOCKET. Removing the bulb had no effect. How can I PROVE the socket is bad? Trial and error or with a testor? Should local parts store have a tester?

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Finally fixed it. Had an open wire from professional electrical alteration made to meet vehicle code in England--closed the wire. No more problem.

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Why aren't parking lights working?

Park lamp fuse 20amp located in the under hood fuse box .DRL control module
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Control Module
Right of the steering column, behind the IP
Park, Sidemarker, Tail and License Lamps
Voltage is applied continuously to the PARK fuse to the headlamp and the instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch through CKT 1340.
When the headlamp and the (IP) lamp dimmer switch is in the PARK or HEAD position, voltage is applied to CKT 9 thus activating the following lamps:
• The park lamps
• The side marker lamps
• The tail lamps
• The license lamps
The park/turn lamps are the only lamps that do not activate yet receive a current from CKT 9. The park/turn lamps do not activate because the voltage drop across the front side marker lamps is much higher than that across the turn lamp filaments Step
Normal Result(s)
Abnormal Result(s)*

Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
The following lamps light:
• The license plate lamps
• The taillight lamps
• The front side marker lamps (Domestic)
• The front parking lamps (Domestic)
The headlamp position lamps (Export)
Refer to Park Lamps Inoperative
Park Lamps Inoperative

Inspect the PARK LP fuse.
Is the fuse open?
YES - Go to Step 2
NO - Go to Step 3

Repair a short to ground in CKT 1340.
Is the repair complete?
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

Turn the headlamp/instrument panel (IP) lamp dimmer switch to the PARK position.
Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal R and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
Go to Step 7
Go to Step 4

Use a test light in order to backprobe the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector between terminal O and ground.
Did the test lamp light?
Go to Step 5
Go to Step 6

Replace the headlamp/IP lamp dimmer switch. Refer to Headlamp Switch Replacement .
Is the repair complete?
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

Repair the following conditions in CKT 1340 between the PARK LP fuse and the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal O:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

Repair the following conditions in CKT 9 between the headlamp and the IP lamp dimmer switch harness connector terminal R and S204:
• A faulty connection
• An open circuit
Is the repair complete?
Go to Exterior Lights System Check

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How to fix the parking lights staying on after the car is turned off

Park, marker and tail lamps inoperative.
The scan tool is connected. Turn the head lamp switch to the Park position, and observe the park lamp input on the scan tool. Is the input ON? If yes, faulty IPFB. If no, disconnect the headlamp connector. Connect a fused jumper between circuit 240 and circuit 9. Does the input on the scan tool change to ON? If yes, faulty connections or headlamp switch. If no, open circuit 9 between the headlamp switch and IPFB.- instrument panel fuse box !

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I blow the 15a fuse every time for tail, panel lights ,and dimmer,,every time I turn the headlights on

Headlamps and front parking lights/tail lights are usually fused separately on most modern vehicles.

The first position of the light switch would usually switch on the tail lights, number plate illumination, panel lights and front parking lights and the second position switches on the headlamps. From your description the fuse only blows when you select switch position 2 and the operation of switch position 1 is satisfactory.

If this is correct it would suggest a problem only with the headlamp circuits. This narrows the field somewhat which can be narrowed even further depending on whether the fuse blows only with the high beam or low beam. If it blows with both the fault must be common to both.
The use of a wiring diagram would be a tremendous help in tracing the fault but I suggest checking the bulbs first.

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I have a 1990 chevy cheyenne c2500. my brake lights,parking lights and blinkers arent working and when i try to replace the fuse,it blows immediatly. what could the problem be?

What is the amp rating on the fuse that keeps blowing? I looked at wiring for stop lamps, 15 amp fuse. Unplug connector for stop lamp switch, see if the fuse still blows? Also see if anything at connector looks burned or melted.

You could have problem with fuse box, itself. Look at back side of fuse box, see if anything looks burned or melted.

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2003 nissan pathfinder blows tail lamp fuse

you got a wiring issue that keeps shorting out fuses find that and that should take care of everything else

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Taillights go out when dome light is on

I'm not an expert on the electrical part of the 04 maxima. But I noticed on one of the websites I normally visit that it could be a blown bulb on the passenger side vanity mirror. Here's the quote:

2004 Maxima Tail Lights and Parking Lights fuse blows when interior dome light is on Discovered that my tail lights and parking lights fuse (next to the window washer box which took me a couple of hours to find!) would blow everytime I turned interior dome light on. First I thought it was my Ipod and then maybe moisture was getting in through a small crack in the left rear tail light. Sat in my car last night with a box of fuses and did everything one at a time. It was the turning on of my dome light that caused the fuse to blow. It was instant. I have a blown bulb in the passenger side vanity sun-viser flap. I will change that tomorrow and post an update.

He hasn't updated on the results of changing his vanity mirror bulb. I hope this helps...I hate car electrical problems...So hard to diagnose...

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Tail light and dash lights do not operate. immediately blows fuse when light switch is turned on. brake lights work. tail lamp sockets appear in good shape. tail lamp wire up to light switch has power. as...

There is only one circuit. You have to trace the wire from the fuse to find the short. The wire runs to all of the parking and tail lamps as well as the instrument panel, thru the dimmer. If you find connectors along the way, disconnect them to find out if the short is beyond or behind the connector, using an ohmmeter.

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Dash lights & tail lights are not working but every thing else is need help to locate fuse for it 2002 ford f150

The parking lamp circuit feeds the instrument illumination fuse

The parking lamp fuse is engine compartment Fuse # 6
After the main headlamp switch the cab fuse panel fuse # 18 is the fuse for the instrument illumination.

Don't forget to turn the main headlamp switch to at least the park position when you test the fuse with a meter.

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seems odd, but I would check the sockets for signs of a short. These are for the left headlamp and the left parking lamp. Remove the connector from the headlight bulb and see if it's burned or melted. Similarly for the lail light, but in this case, reach in thru door in back and turn socket CCW to release from lens. Take bulb out and inspect socket. Let me know if you have questions.


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