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Old 11-29-2010, 09:40 AM
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Angry Lost running lights and dash lights, but headlights still work.

Truck is a 2005 and showed no warning. It keeps blowing the #17 fuse(exterior lamps). Put a new one in and it blows as soon as the switch is turned on. Thanks
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Has it been raining lately? Wash your truck recently?

Do your brake lights and/or turn signals work?

I'd try this - Pull all the bulbs (don't forget the front side marker lights), replace the fuse and try again. If it doesn't blow, put one bulb back in at a time. If it does blow, check the wiring to see if any got chaffed to where the wire is exposed.

Just a suggestion. Good luck!!
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:23 AM
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Has it been raining lately? Wash your truck recently?

Do your brake lights and/or turn signals work?

I'd try this - Pull all the bulbs (don't forget the front side marker lights), replace the fuse and try again. If it doesn't blow, put one bulb back in at a time. If it does blow, check the wiring to see if any got chaffed to where the wire is exposed.

Just a suggestion. Good luck!!
Yep, it rained a few days last week. The truck hasnt been moved since wednesday(11/24/10). The brake lights and turn signals all work. The truck has a utility box bed on it. Ill try the bulb test and see what happens in a minute. Thanks
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Old 11-29-2010, 01:55 PM
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Well, I know it didnt fix itself, but I cant get it to blow another fuse. Ill have to give it some time and see what happens. The bed has them 3 dollar marker lights on the side, maybe one of them is messed up.
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how many lights are on on the bed? could it be over loading the fuse?
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:15 PM
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how many lights are on on the bed? could it be over loading the fuse?
Theres 7 of them. I guess its a possibility, but I dont think so. I got this truck new in 05 with this bed and its never happened in 5 years and 152 thousand miles.

Dont know what it is though, Drove it bout 3 hours today in the pouring rain with the lights on and it never blowed. Kinda got me bumfuzzled. Starting to think that it just happened to blow a fuse, and the other 2 I put in it were no good.....but thats probably not the case.
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I had the same problem...license plate light was shorting out the system and a wire was rubbed through above the spare tire. Almost got me a ticket one day...repaired the wiring after many fuses and tracing wires...9 months later, no problems since.
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Ok guys I have a 05 and my marker won't come on in the front or mirrors but the tails and headlights work fine.....also when I put switch in auto my markers and headlights work fine but no tails which I think the tails don't come on in auto mode???? Just bought the pickup...any ideas?
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