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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 17, 04:34 PM
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Hello! I am a long time lurker on this forum, and without asking you guys saved me a lot of trouble many times. I am hoping you can point me in the right direction on a short I am experiencing.

So I successfully rewired my 1968 camaro six months ago. For the first time in 17 years EVERYTHING WORKED! Pretty cool, for a while anyway. I recently purchased speakers, an amplifier and a head unit to install, and here is where the problems began.

I noticed while installing the head unit that I did not properly secure the wires behind the instrument cluster and from the fuse block, and along the drivers kick panel. Here is where the trouble began. As I moved the wires, I accidentally arced the green/red wire on the headlamp switch. This smoked the switch, and now I have the following problems:
-parking lamp fuse keeps blowing
-no instrument lights of any kind- none on the cluster, console, or dome lamp (Floor mounted courtesy lights still work for some reason)
-No parking lamps or turn signals
-When the hazards are activated, passenger front and driver rear are the only ones that work

So far, I physically traced the entire parking lamp circuit and verified nothing is chafed or melted. I also removed all the bulbs on the parking circuit and verified the sockets look good. I keep going over the wiring diagram and I am at a loss. I cant see what could be causing so many issues.

Any input or troubleshooting tips you guys can offer would be great.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 17, 06:27 PM
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Re: Hard short on parking lamp circuit

I see you pulled the bulbs to check the sockets but did you try to leave all the bulbs out? Sometimes bulbs can be shorted and not show it.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 1st, 17, 07:14 PM
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I see you pulled the bulbs to check the sockets but did you try to leave all the bulbs out? Sometimes bulbs can be shorted and not show it.
Crap, didnt even think of that. I will give it a shot. Thanks!
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 17, 06:18 AM
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Re: Hard short on parking lamp circuit

OK, finally pulled all the parking lamp bulbs, and you got it- no more short. I will follow up with the other crap as I get time. Thanks for the assist!
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