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Re: fuse blowing
Bodini #1353106 Fri Apr 03 2020 03:19 PM
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Finally got around to "fixing" the problem after waking up in the middle of the night with fix it ideas. I called Rebel wiring and they suggested put a new fuse in and then pull the light switch out to park position then headlight position and see where it "pops". It popped on the park position. Rebel then said to disconnect the brown wires to the headlight switch (park, panel and tail lights) and then reconnect one at a time. It popped when I reconnected the parking light wire. So, since I never use my parking lights I said the heck with it and taped off the parking light wire and called it good. Headlights work, Tail lights and turn signals work. Thanks to you that responded and many thanks to Rebel wiring.

Re: fuse blowing
Bodini #1353111 Fri Apr 03 2020 03:37 PM
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OK, you seem to have some Mickey Mouse aftermarket wiring harness that doesn't follow the factory wiring diagram, so I have no idea where the headlight switch power is coming from. The headlight circuit should be powered from a source of battery voltage that is not routed through any type of fuse so there's no way for the lights to lose power for more than a few seconds. That's the reason to use a self-resetting circuit breaker instead of a fuse. Since you've got a voltmeter instead of the original ammeter, the original circuit diagram can't be followed. Far too many people have bought into the fairy tale that ammeters are some kind of fire hazard. This thread is getting far beyond something that can be solved without some hands-on work by someone who fully understands DC electrical systems, and can trace the individual circuits you have.
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Re: fuse blowing
Bodini #1353123 Fri Apr 03 2020 05:01 PM
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you should figure out what the issue is and fix it


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Re: fuse blowing
Bodini #1353135 Fri Apr 03 2020 06:30 PM
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Sounds like your brown wire is shorted to ground. To isolate you may be able to just pull the parking light bulbs out and replace them one at a time to see which blows fuse. Put an ohmmeter between the wire and ground looking for a short. You could also pull the bulbs out one at a time to see when the short goes away. Fix will probably be a lot simpler than finding it. Good luck


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