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fuse problems need help

well i had this problem about a month ago and now its happening all the time. my dash lights not come on so i checked the fuse pannel inside the truck the fuses for those lights are not blown. but i went up under the hood and found the other fuse for my dash lights and parking lights . so the problem is i keep blowing fuses everytime i put one in and turn my lights on it will blow about a min to 2 mins after i turn my lights on. what could this be i have no dash lights no parking lights and no tail lights what is this about?
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Do you have any accessories spliced into those circuits such as aux lights?
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no i dont
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Did you add the euro tail lights and if so did you have to mod the plugs?
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no ended up not putting those on i sold them for douple the price i got them for to a guy that really wanted them so no
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Well from what I can tell that fuse supplies power directly to the light switch. From there is powers the Dash light IPD module, Park lamps (front and rear), side marker lamps, trailer tow and fog lamp isolation relays (if equipped), lic plate lamp, and splices off to the Central Security and GEM modules.

I would start by checking the park lamps (front and rear), the side markers, and lic plate sockets and wiring connections first.
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well since its 15 degrees out im not messing wiht it. i just ran the truck into a friends shop and he said tomorrow he will look it over and see whats going on with it. i know there is one bulb burnt out on my lic plate could that have anything do to with it
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If the bulbs socket is bad yes. The only other thing that came to mind is an aftermarket trailer plug.
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no didnt mess with that either
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If I remember correctly the last two people that had that fuse blowing were caused by a lic plate lamp socket shorting and the other an aftermarket trailer plug wiring problem. Post back what your friend finds...
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all right well thanks alot ill tell him that it could be that. i hope it is because it makes me mad when its dark out and have no dash lights
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sounds like you have a short to ground.
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Yes it does sound that way and if you don't find a bad socket or shorted wire at the sockets there must be a place where the wiring is rubbing and bare and shorted to the frame or anothe wire.
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yea i hope its the socket because ill have to trace it down if its not
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It sounds harder than it relly is, if you have a detailed wiring diagram it makes is a lot easier to track down the problem.
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we will see tomorrow i guess
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trailer plug
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the trailer plug doesnt get used at all and its never been messed with
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ok. check it. that is tied into the dash lights.

but what do i know
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