Stereo & Electronics - Keep blowing a fuse, no turn signals/back up lights
07-23-2009, 09:45 PM
So I bought a 2000 WS6 from a good friend of mine. I have known the car for years, but recently bought it. I noticed the reverse lights, and the turn signals do not work. The fuse was blown on the interior fuse block, so I replaced it. Tried the left signal it blew immediatly. Replaced it with a new fuse, tried the reverse lights first, they worked. Then I tried the right signal. It worked fine. As soon as I flipped the left signal it blew again. So, something with the left signal is causing the fuse to blow.
However, my buddy said years back he installed a high beam bulb, in the low beam socket (no clue why, he must have been a retard). Anyways he said the problem started then.
Does anyone have any idea where the problem could be? Or have any advice?
I'd appreciate it. :cheers:
07-24-2009, 03:21 AM
fuse constantly blowing.... if everything is in order as of NOW.... then it sounds like a short somewhere.....
07-24-2009, 10:01 AM
fuse constantly blowing.... if everything is in order as of NOW.... then it sounds like a short somewhere.....Wow! Now, why didn't I think of that?
If you see a guy walking on the side of the highway with a red gas can, do you say "that guy ran out of gas"? :bang: :jest:
07-24-2009, 03:03 PM
Yeah I am sure there is a short somewhere. Just didn't know if there is a general vicinity to start looking.
07-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Your friend didn't try to disable the daytime running lights did he? If so, have a look at the connections at the DRL module behind the radio. The light blue with white wire is the left T/S input from the switch and the plain light blue wire is the output to the front signals.
Another common problem is corroded front sockets. Although they usually just stop working, it is possible to end up with a short between the T/S wire (light blue again) and ground.
If you don't find a problem in those areas, you can easily determine if front or rear is the problem by unplugging the DRL module. If fuses still blow then the problem is either in the T/S switch or somewhere in the rear T/S wiring. If the fuses stop blowing then the problem is either the DRL module or the wiring between it and the front T/S lamp.
07-24-2009, 04:41 PM
Thank you for your help.
I'll start there.
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