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Unread 08-07-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Courtesy/dome light fuse blowing

Wires look good, but I haven't been able to place my eyeball on every inch yet. As soon as I plug in the fuse, it pops.

John Strenk?

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Try to isolate the short first. Unplug the courtesy light and see if it blows then do the same for the dome. Will give you a idea of where the short is.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Try to isolate the short first. Unplug the courtesy light and see if it blows then do the same for the dome. Will give you a idea of where the short is.
Thanks neighbor! I did some of that, but was kind of in a hurry. Couldn't find the plug in for the back dome light under the dash. Sorry so short, but I'm in a WS and my instructor is starting to glare at me!

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Found the short, woo hoo. The wire going to my right underdash light was kind of stuck to the bolt holding my glove box on. I don't know if the bolt pinched it, then wore through or what, but it's FIXED!

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Found the short, woo hoo. The wire going to my right underdash light was kind of stuck to the bolt holding my glove box on. I don't know if the bolt pinched it, then wore through or what, but it's FIXED!

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Glove box?

I assume then you have dome lights and courtesy lights under the dash.

Congratulations on finding the short in an easy place.A wire pinched under a top lip would of beed fusterating to hunt down.
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Yea, John, I have the factory under dash lights, but the light in the back is just an aftermarket clamped to the roll bar. The short was under the glove box where the gb door hinge bolts to the bottom lip of the dash panel.

P.S. u ever seen those fuses with an LED in them? I bought some at HF and finally got to try them on this job. If a fuse blows, it lights up. Pretty cool! I got to light up 4-5 of them!
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Yea, John, I have the factory under dash lights, but the light in the back is just an aftermarket clamped to the roll bar. The short was under the glove box where the gb door hinge bolts to the bottom lip of the dash panel.

P.S. u ever seen those fuses with an LED in them? I bought some at HF and finally got to try them on this job. If a fuse blows, it lights up. Pretty cool! I got to light up 4-5 of them!


Sounds expensive.
A circuit breaker with a LED would be nice.

Maybe I ought to take an old CB apart and wire in an LED. Just for troubleshooting.
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Sounds expensive.
A circuit breaker with a LED would be nice.

Maybe I ought to take an old CB apart and wire in an LED. Just for troubleshooting.
Everything at Harbour Freight is cheap! Cheap price, cheap construction, but those fuses are cool! It's hard enough to see up in that fuse box anyway, sure helps if ones glowing!

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That's what I'm talking about! love em!

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