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post #1 of 4 Old 07-23-2012, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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YJ dashboard lights went out--fuse blew

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So I needed help with something. My wife and I were recently on a road trip when I heard a click and all of a sudden my dashboard lights went out. It was night time and my headlights were fine but all of the gauge lights were out. It was the middle of the night and we hardly had any traffic, but a cop stopped me when we were nearly home and told me my back lights were out too. My turn signals and brake lights work, but my back driver and passenger lights and dashboard lights are out. I checked the "dome" fuse and it was blown. I replaced it, and the gauge lights came back on, but 5 min later the fuse blew again. Anyone know where I should check and see where the problem is? I have no idea which wires to check or what. I read in my Chilton's manual that often a wire's coating will break down and cause a fuse to blow. Help!!!

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-23-2012, 07:37 PM
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pretty common for the headlight switch to go bad. There are no relays in the circuits and the switch carries the whole load of the lights.

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-23-2012, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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so would I just replace the switch then? Can I buy that at an auto parts store?
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post #4 of 4 Old 07-25-2012, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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So if the switch doesn't fix the problem, what routes of wiring do I need to check for corrosion and shorts?
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