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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 19th, 01, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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my taillights in my car will not go on everytime i try and put them on i blow a fuse immediately. i have tried to reground the wires and still blowing fuses.I have looked at all the wires to make sure that none were bare and a hot wire was grounding out and still nothing. Then i decided to check out my light switch and when i disassembled it i found two wires on a harness not connected to anything just sitting the their colors were purple and like a greenish tan. i have no clue where they go if you can help me i would truly appreciate it.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 01, 05:00 PM
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What year? What car?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 21st, 01, 07:22 AM
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Well, it seems that you have a short somewhere. There is a tool that is very useful for finding these problems. It is a electrical probe. The best way to go about this is just start testing your taillight wires. If you need to know what your taillight wires are, go to your dealership and they may be able to print you off the schematic with your wire colors. This should also help you figure you what those danglers are. If testing is not your idea of a good time. You can replace sections of wire until it is fixed. NOTE: This is very teadous and does not always prove to be the best method right from the start. Also if you could include the car make and model it would give us all a better way to help you.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 01, 07:16 AM
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Check each light socket seperatly to ground with a continuity meter. This may give an indication of which light has ground problem. Remeber the ground should show continuity and the power should not. I had this problem and found it to be the licence plate wire passinf though the trunk to plate. I got lucky and it simple. Good luck.

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