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Weird tailight fuse blowing issue....
Posted 19 January 2004 - 01:09 AM
My tail lights have been working fine since day one. I drove home from work the other night in the BRAT and the tail lights were fine. The next evening I drive to the store and the tail lights are dark (brake lights are fine). So I check the fuse and it is blown. I install a new one and everything works fine for about 2 min. then it blows. Same result on the second fuse (done just to prove to myself it really happened.
A simple short to ground would blow the fuse near instantly. Had I used higher amperage bulbs that pushed it over the fuse rating by a smaller margin I could see it taking a few min to blow. But the bulbs are the same ones I had last week and they all glow per usual until the fuse goes. Short of the evil component fairy soldering a low value resistor to create a overcurrent of just a few amps this makes no sense.
Posted 19 January 2004 - 02:05 AM
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