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Fuse 8 blows, dome lights

Is there a relay for the interior lights that operates when you open any door? when I open a door, fuse 8 blows..but with the door closed it works fine, even the overhead dome light. i think its in the relay ....if there is one.

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There is no relay, you have a short in the system, I have fixed dozens of dome light problems on the Taurus and it was seldom the same problem from car to car, check the door switch wires first, remove the switch and diconnect it, if the short goes away the wiring is shorted to the door switch. I am sorry but there is never easy solutions to this kind of problem.

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