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Old 01-31-2011, 09:43 AM
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I would say to start by removing the headlight switch and checking the connector plug on the switch itself. The connections can become loose over time and cause a lot of heat and current draw which would blow a fuse. Pay particular attention to the black/yellow wire; this is the one going from the switch to the tail lights. If no problems are found, you'll need to trace thsi wire and look for a short.
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I had a bad connection in the fuse block. I gust jumped the relay to a hot wire and now when the ignition switch is on I have tail lights
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Check the fuse in the fuse box under the hood. I forget what the fuse is called.... I had the same issue last winter when a state trooper alerted i didn't have tail lights.
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9 out 10 times its the multifunction switch ( dimmer & turn signal ) thats what it was on mine. About $50-$60 @ Auto-Zone...I was shocked to see it was the same as OEM.
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Ok, I'm gonna pull the fuse box today and check. Im also having trouble with my oxygen sensor (rough, lots of gas, plugs fouled with dry black soot, black clouds out the exhaust) and when I checked the 15a (I think) for o2 it wouldn't light up the test light. Pulled fuse and it was good. (Does that mean a short?)

Chasing gremlins and I'm clueless how to catch them.

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Went and bought a Haynes book and a digital multimeter. I'm gonna try to figure this mess out.
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Thanks to those of you that replied. After looking around I realised the problems were more than i thought and opened a new thread. You can find it here.

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=74692
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