Originally Posted by gatorblue92
well that makes sense as it would flicker for a while then go off or stay on
think i should be worried about something shorting out in the truck?
Definitely something is not as it should be. The good news is that it sounds like the phantom ground is on the ground side of the bulb where it belongs, sort of.
The easiest fix would be to pull the bulb. Or you could investigate the cause by looking for reasons why the trace is grounding, if that is what it's doing. It is not often easy to follow the paths of the multiple layers on the back of the cluster, though.