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Icon9 #1 Fuse

could anybody tell me what all wires go into the #1 fuse in the fusebox. it's a 5amp fuse and i keep popping it. i'm really tired of having no dash lights and cannot fix it. anybody know anything i could try? maybe tapping new wires
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do you have the owners manual? it tells in there...
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yeah it just says interior lights...

i will paypal someone $10 if they can help me come up with a solution to my lights.

here's some problems:

only gauge lights that work are blinkers, and highbeam indicator. only the foglight switch's on light comes on. the radio works, but no hvac control lights or 4x4 lights. i've been trying to track this down for so long but just cant fix it. everytime i think i have it, i put a new fuse in and it pops. :(
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so how did you wire the radio in? it might be worth your while to buy an electrical diagram book.
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i had a shop put the radio in about this time last year. they installed it for free so i couldn't turn it down. i know the black/pink wire is the power for the radio..
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maybe it's a problem with the dimmer switch. only thing i could think of. but would it cause me to blow a fuse?
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I would say yep. Also check for wires that have been rubbed and or exposed since those can pop your fuse like that! *snaps fingers*
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Pull the radio out of the dash and look at all the aftermarket wiring. $10 says there is a backlight wire on your aftermarket stereo that was connected to the vehicle's stock dash illumination circuit. This controls the aftermarket stero's backlights and lets it dim with the stock lights.

Either the connection is crappy and something exposed is grounding out back there, or the stero's backlighting is damaged and grounding out internally.
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GOT IT FIXED!!! i took it to the shop today and they searched for the problem for 3 hours and couldn't find anything.. turns out, one of the leds i put in behind my hvac was burning out and shorting the whole circuit. wtf. it's fixed now. i would have never thought...
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