No park, tail or dash lights.
OK, I have searched the forum and tried everything that I can find. Still no solution. The other night I pulled into the garage, turned off the car and opened the door and heard "ding ding ding". I double checked that the lights were off and the keys were out. Well, the next morning I left for work to see that I had no dash lights. When I got home from work I replaced fuse 9C "battery, cluster, rdo" and the chiming stopped. I went for a short drive and then the dash lights went out again, fuse blew. I got home, turned the car off and went to replace the fuse. It blew as soon as I inserted it. I searched various forums and found that when the dash lights are out, then usually the tail lights are too. Sure enough, no tail lights, or park lights either. I continued to search and found that the culprit is usually the headlight switch. I replaced it with a salvage yard switch, same symptoms, ding ding ding and fuse blows as soon as it is inserted. I talked to a mechanic friend who said he thought it had to be the headlight switch and that I must have gotten a bad one. I ordered a new one and put it in yesterday, same symptoms. Arrrgh!! I have checked the ground connectors under the door sills, and wiring in general. The thing that stumps me is why does the fuse blow when there is nothing on in the car. No lights on but still blows? Any ideas? Thanks in advance.