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Old 08-21-2011, 04:18 PM
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Question Hi. New here from KY.

Well my question is my parking lights and dashboard lights dont work. The fuse was blown so I changed that only to have it blow b4 I even got it in. Then I took apart the dash and checked the wiring to the headlight switch and it was melted all to hell. So I went as far back as I could go and spliced in some new wire. Now the lights turn on for a moment b4 the fuse blows. By the way its a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport with a 5.9 V8. It has what it looks like stock fog lights but no switch for them?! So I disconnected the fogs and it worked for a few minutes b4 the fuse popped again and I could smell something burning. My headlights work fine. And everything else works fine as well. I was wondering if anyone has had any similar problems or if they would know what to look for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading and have a good day.

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Old 08-21-2011, 04:20 PM
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Bummer to hear man.

Sorry I can't help you here. Maybe you got something rubbing against ground just slightly?

Hard to say could be so many thing??

Hopefully someone will chime in and help you
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:27 PM
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Sounds like you still have a bare wire somewhere and it's shorting out on you.
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Old 08-21-2011, 04:31 PM
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Thanks for the replies. Thats what I think the only problem I cant get them and I dunno where it goes so I can maybe bypass it.
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This happened to my ol beloved 86 Riviera, RIP, I replaced the headlight switch and the problem went away, high resistance within the switch melted some of the contacts, heating up one wire, which went back about 4 inches from the switch, I had to cut that out of the connector, and splice in a terminal to the new switch, and replace the wire to where it wasn't roasted, that wire had actually turned into discolored solid core, never seen that before... Anyhow, problem permanently fixed.
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