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Old 09-29-2006, 05:52 AM   #1
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Well, I ran into a problem on the 2K ssei today..
I noticed when I was changing my pulley to the 3.3 that my driver parking lights weren't on. Basically, all of the lights in the drivers taillight were out and the driver park/signal light was out. Everything else worked - Brakes, reverse lights, signal lights. This was while the car was running.
I pulled the fuse for the LH running/park lights, and it was blown. I think its #13. I replaced it, went for a drive and it burned out again. I opened the fuse box and the #39 fuse was very hot I noticed.
Basically, I keep blowing my left side running lights/park lights fuse (#13) and the block fuse #39 was getting hot. I'm not sure if that'* related. I just threw a new fuse (10a) in until I figure out what'* wrong.
Is it possible for the block fuse #39 to malfunction, or any relay for that matter and blow the fuse for the driving/park lights?
Being an electrician helps sometimes, but other times my brain hurts
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Ok..first off. If that 10a fuse is larger than the original get it out asap. Never overfuse to fix a short.

You seem to have a short. Trace the wires for that side where they go through sheet metal. Most likely they are raw and touching metal.
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Basically, I keep blowing my left side running lights/park lights fuse (#13) and the block fuse #39 was getting hot. I'm not sure if that'* related. I just threw a new fuse (10a) in until I figure out what'* wrong.
Is it possible for the block fuse #39 to malfunction, or any relay for that matter and blow the fuse for the driving/park lights?
#39 is the F/PMP Relay (Fuel Pump, Sender Assembly). Relays such as this that are picked up with ignition on may get warm. This relay shouldn't be related to the exterior lighting. #40 is the PRK LP Relay. Fuse #13 (10A) is the LP PK L fuse. Does this fuse blow instantaneously when turn on park lights? Begin some type of isolation by selectively removing stop/park lamps & the marker lamps on the left side. You can do this with an ohmmeter connected to the load side of the #13 fuse socket & ground. The meter should read some resistance, but not "0" ohms as I'm sure you know. If you're indicating "0" ohms, begin removing lamps one at a time. This may be a starting point to tracking down this fault.
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It was a wire grounding out in the front fender next to my W-body intake. It was a bitch to find, but after much brainstorming I figured that a wire was grounding somewhere. 6 fuses later I figured it out.
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It was a wire grounding out in the front fender next to my W-body intake. It was a B**** to find, but after much brainstorming I figured that a wire was grounding somewhere. 6 fuses later I figured it out.
Good deal, that was a quick find. Thanks for the feedback also.
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