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Old 12-30-2008, 01:42 AM   #1
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so i was driving along in my 2000 ssei when i realized for some reason my interior lights quit working. so i checked the fuse box and sure enough i blew my fuse. i was thinking awesome an easy two second fix and i'll be on my happy way. i put in a new fuse and to my surprise it blew right away. so i tried a 15 amp fuse instead of the recommended 10 amp. to make a long story short i kept blowing fuses and gave up for the night. does anyone know of any common problems with shorts in the wiring?or am i missing something simple?
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You can pull all your inside bulbs and see if the fuse blows. If not, then start putting bulbs back in. Otherwise you will have to start checking wires for a short. Start by checking the sockets. You can also try unplugging the whole fixture and see if the fuse blows.
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My 2002 SLE would occasionally blow the fuse for the interior lights (several times a month). Turns out it was the sun visors (light in the mirror). A mechanic at my local dealer said they have had problems with them. Played with the sun visors and got the fuse to blow. Replaced the sun visors and haven't blown a fuse in 1-1/2 years.

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That is a great observation, that'* for sharing. Hope this proves to be the cause here.
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i pulled out the bulbs in the passenger side visor and now it doesnt blow the fuse...
good enough for now
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I'm glad my resolution seems to have helped you. I never thought of the sun visors until the mechanic mentioned it. Kind of 'Out of sight, out of mind'.

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well so much for the fix it lasted about a day and the fuse blew again
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Try unplugging the visor. It could be a short in the wires
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2003 Bonneville SE
Interior dome light blowing fuse.
Fuse is under the back seat.
The lights where shorting intermittently in the wire running through the driver’* side sun visor at the visors connection to the headliner. All I did was disconnect visor at headliner and add electrical tape to wire where it comes through the visor mount. No blown fuse for about one year.
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