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Old 10-20-2012, 02:31 PM
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Unhappy My 5 Fuse blooooows !!!!!!!! Help !!!!

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#5 fuse keeps blowing


Dashbord light is out
Front parking light is out
Rear parking light is out


Now I am going to blow my brains out !!!


I have replaced all the bulbs in the dash cluster (cluster works) front right and back right.

Directionals work parking lights dont.

I replaced the headlight switch and dimmer switch on the left side of the dash.

What Gives ?
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:29 PM
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Hello!!!

#5 fuse keeps blowing


Dashbord light is out
Front parking light is out
Rear parking light is out


Now I am going to blow my brains out !!!


I have replaced all the bulbs in the dash cluster (cluster works) front right and back right.

Directionals work parking lights dont.

I replaced the headlight switch and dimmer switch on the left side of the dash.

What Gives ?
electrical problems are pretty hard to diagnose over the net , I would suggest back tracking your work , a wire has got to be pinched when you where in the process of putting it back together . Unless you had that problem before you worked on it .
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Old 10-20-2012, 06:42 PM
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Possiable your wattage has increased ,reversed connection at a lamp,possible damaged socket would do it too.
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:30 AM
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Start a careful examination of ALL the parts you touched.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:51 AM
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Hello!!!

#5 fuse keeps blowing


Dashbord light is out
Front parking light is out
Rear parking light is out


Now I am going to blow my brains out !!!


I have replaced all the bulbs in the dash cluster (cluster works) front right and back right.

Directionals work parking lights dont.

I replaced the headlight switch and dimmer switch on the left side of the dash.

What Gives ?
This might be silly but just in case, are you using a fuse of the correct rating for #5 ?
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:07 PM
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If its not any of the above then you need to see if you have the correct bulb in the front indicator.

If it is a single contact bulb it will short the two contacts in the socket and blow the fuse like you say.
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