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    My parking lights wont work. Fuse keeps blowing when I turn the switch to the 'on' postition. Headlights work. Brake lights work, radio works. Hell, everything else works. I know I just recently reconnected all my parking lights after my new paint job. I'm wondering if there is a short somewhere. Anyone had this problem and found out what was the cause????? I'm pissed, tried to take it out on the town at night, and don't have running lights.

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    Research each parking light one by one until you find the short. It's the fastest and best way to find it. Process of elimination.
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    Leave the fuse out and connect a 12V globe across the fuse terminals to show you if/when the short circuit occurs.
    Remove all the globes in the circuit in question.
    Check that they are the correct globe, i.e. single filament.
    Insert the globes one at a time and check for correct operation before inserting next globe.
    If the globe at the fuse lights up that last globe you put in, or the socket, is the problem
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    I would be looking at all the screws holding in all the lights. Just in case you have screwed through a wire or pinched a wire when putting a panel back on. Check the rear beaver panel and front bumper and it's irons. You may have caught a wire in the reassembly.

    Pulling out all the globes, you should be able to measure an open circuit across the fuse socket when there is no fuse in there. If it measures a short (or something close to it) then the short still remains. Keep looking for a caught wire until the short is removed.
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    try checking the rear number plate light, that's the easiest one to plug up incorrectly........

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