Parking Lamp Fuse Blowing (Solved)
This past Tuesday on my way to the mall, I noticed my right turn signal indicator was blinking really fast. I figured this was indicating a burnt out bulb somewhere. I got to the mall, had my brother check the lights and he said the passenger side tail was out.
So I got a replacement bulb (3057) put it in, everything back to normal.
Thursday morning I started up my car to head to work I noticed I had no dash lights except for my stereo which was the only thing working. My brake lights worked however, just not the parking lights.
After getting home I did some research and found out that this problem indicates that my tail lights aren't working. So I started looking at fuses and found out that the parking lamp fuse blew.
I found this to be quite odd being that the only thing I did was replace a tail light bulb. So today I replaced the fuse however with another 15a fuse, started up the car, nothing. Checked the fuse, it blew.
Three times I tried replacing the fuse and all three times it blew.
Now I'm at a loss.
I'm gonna have another go at it today.
So far I've done the following:
- Replace the fuse.
- Check for a bad connection in the wires to the tails in which I saw nothing
- Checked the bulbs. All good.
I will be checking the license plate bulb and wiring today. I did read on this forum that the wires do go bad because of exposure to the elements. The bulb is an led that I put in 2 days after I bought the car which was over 2 years ago. Might have went but I've never had an led burn out on me.
I'll be check the fuse box wiring too.
I really need to get this fixed today as I do go to work early in the morning while it's still dark out. A cop was sitting at the intersection to where I pull into my work place the day I notice my dash lights where out. He must have seen my tail lights out but never nailed me cause my working place was 10 feet down the road. Close call.
Anything else I should check?
Last edited by Cobalt1986; 05-11-2013 at 12:31 PM.