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well ever since i installed my recon 60" led white lightning light bar it keeps blowing fuse number 16 in my fuse box.... i also a led license plate bar installed... both are running to the right side of the truck.. with this fuse blown my running lights do not work on my drivers side neither front or back... i had an off brand light bar on before this and this never happened...what could it be??!?!?! im very lost and idk what to do anymore...the light bar has a inline fuse and it just looks like a blank tube fuse...anyone kno what size fuse goes into there?? PLEASE HELP!
 

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This thread is so going to get moved as soon as CajunDodge, or BlueJet, or MADDOG, or CdnoilRAM, or......... sees it. LOL

I had to throw that in so they don't hit me too hard with the hammer to aiding and enabling in this thread. ;)

Have you disconnected the axillary lighting to see if the fuse is OK with just the OEM lights?
 

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yup did that all day yesterday, i can switch the fuse from #14 which is the passenger side and it works fine..and yea i kno they will move it lol then be hidden deep within the oceans depths...
 

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This does not make sense.
Fuse 14 is for the left (Drivers) side and license plate lights.
Fuse 16 is for the right (Passenger) side.

If fuse 16 blows, you should still have the left rear tail light and license plate lights.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
correction 14 and 16 are the other way around lol thanks for pointing that out....but yes once 14 blows then my running lights are out in the front and back just on the drivers side.
 

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seems to me that you are running to much off one circuit so its overloading your fuse... try using separate circuits or just get a bigger fuse... also what are you using as grounds that could also be an issue
 

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its plugged into my trailer hitch, and the white wire is tapped into my drivers side reverse light... but arent i not supposed to swap the fuse out to something bigger as a 20 maybe? couldnt i catch fire?
 

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I dont think you would run that risk on a small change like that... if you were to go from like a 15 amp to a 45 amp fuse then something that drastic could be an issue... but you never know till u try i guess
 

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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
you have a good point relentless...but im iffy lol i would hate to lose truck! my dad also told me not to go bigger....but i tend not to listen to him lol
 

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haha if i were in ur situation i would give a bigger fuse a shot and if it doesnt pop like it did before just keep an eye on it... maybe pick up one of those cheap fire extinguishers from auto zone (you know... just in case lol)
 

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lol man im going to mess with it tomorrow, maybe run my led license plate light to the passenger side... this new light bar looks sick but the freaking fuse keeps popping...i kno its from the light bar
 

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its plugged into my trailer hitch, and the white wire is tapped into my drivers side reverse light... but arent i not supposed to swap the fuse out to something bigger as a 20 maybe? couldnt i catch fire?
Am I reading this right? You have the light bar plugged into the trailer wiring connector??

If that's the case, fuses 14 & 16 should not even be in play.....unless.....your trailer wiring connector is NOT the OEM one. Do you have a trailer tow splitter connector in the truck wiring for your trailer??
 

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correct, its plugged into my trailer plugs. im not sure about the wiring, it looks like the stock one that comes on trucks... hmm but thats weird then becuase it is my running lights and isnt my trailer wiring connected on the same harness as my lights?
 

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OK correction Brad, with my light bar unplugged, it still blows number 14... it was working great the oother day when I replaced it and now it just blows literally... what now??? ):
 

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You indicated that you tapped into the reverse light with a white wire. I'm thinking that maybe something got out of place during the re-assembly of the tail light. Check for a wire being pinched or pulled too tight in the back of the tail light assembly.
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
yes thats correct i tapped into the reverse...i have it apart as im typing...no pinched wires or anything i can see
 

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Try disconnecting the entire tail light unit from the wiring harness and see if the problem persists. If it does, at least then you know the issue is before the tail light unit. :)
 

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I took it to a shop to see what they say. Thanks though Brad.
 

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It will be interesting to know what they find.
By any chance, was any of the factory wiring altered/modified/spliced into/etc that you are aware of, other than your tie-in for the light bar?
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
my hids are hard wired into my headlights....thats all
 
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