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Running light fuse keeps popping?

The other day the 15 amp fuse blew for my running lights. Put in another and pop! It was dark and I had to have lights so I put in a 30 amp. Its still holding but I dont like it. Also when I arm or unarm my alarm the running lights dont flash anymore even with the 30 amp in there. I know electrical is hard stuff to trouble shoot, just looking for any ideas. Thanks!

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The other day the 15 amp fuse blew for my running lights. Put in another and pop! It was dark and I had to have lights so I put in a 30 amp. Its still holding but I dont like it. Also when I arm or unarm my alarm the running lights dont flash anymore even with the 30 amp in there. I know electrical is hard stuff to trouble shoot, just looking for any ideas. Thanks!
For starters.... check the manual and put in the correct size fuse. You are risking frying your electrical by putting in a larger fuse. Double-check the manual, and report back what fuse it is, and what it goes to.
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For starters.... check the manual and put in the correct size fuse. You are risking frying your electrical by putting in a larger fuse. Double-check the manual, and report back what fuse it is, and what it goes to.
Says in the post the original was a 15amp. Put the 30 in to drive home and havnt drove at night since.

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Did you tap into your running lights to do some of your recon light mods or mirror lights behind the on off switch for your lights? (if you have those). I used my running lights to light my mirrors up so i was just wondering. maybe that could be drawing the extra amperes

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I did before when I had mechanical gauges. I will pull it off and look at it tomorrow. The Recon "BigRig" side bar lights tie into my blinkers up front. I am tearing the whole front end off tomorrow and getting rid of them crap connecters they come with and soldering and shrink wraping everything. To top that off I ordered some LED front blinkers and after I installed them, I hit the blinker and ALL the lights on my truck flash. Not related to this problem though I would think. Blinkers work fine with standered bulbs.

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