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Old 07-19-2008
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dash and running light problem...

driving down the road last night my dash lights cut off, it made me a bit mad but i figured its just the switch messing up again b/c it had done it before, but when i get home and look i have no running lights at all, headlights, blinkers, reverse lights, and brake lights all work but no running. i dont have a clue and i checked fuses, any ideas to what it could be?
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Check fuses again, under the hood and in the cab.

Dash and running lights are on the same fuse.

If you have a trailer connector, they are notorious for getting full of crud and shorting.
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Check fuses again, under the hood and in the cab.

Dash and running lights are on the same fuse.

If you have a trailer connector, they are notorious for getting full of crud and shorting.
When I put a trailor connector on mine to run the line of fire I doused the sockets with di-electric grease cuz I heard the same deal about those crapping out after getting **** stained
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ill unplug my trailer harness and re-check fuses tomorrow
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i unplugged my trailer harness and found the blown fuse...i put a new one in and it blew, so i tried another and blew, ive looked at all wires and cant find anything out, need help asap
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Pull out the tail lights and remove the sockets.
Remove the bulbs.
Is there any corrosion on the sockets or is there a bulb that won't come out ?
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nope, everything is good
it might be my switch too ive been told, but ill look into it more...it sucks driving at night and hoping to not get pulled over...lol
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nope, everything is good
it might be my switch too ive been told, but ill look into it more...it sucks driving at night and hoping to not get pulled over...lol
by "switch" do you mean headlight switch? If so I'd recommend changing it out anyway, they are prone to fail and it's 15 bucks or less for a new one and will take you 2 minutes to change.
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yea, im gonna get one
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