shorting out issues

Asked by May 15, 2013 at 09:08 PM about the GMC Sierra 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my park lights, dash lights, blinkers are all not working due to the ctsy fuse blowing out any suggestions?

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27,235

Put a fuse in it and see if it pops it again. If not, keep truckin, if it does then you will need to find the short.

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Check the other fuses. The park and dash lights are not on the courtesy light fuse. Turn signals aren't on there either.--- Look in some of the sockets, especially if you changed a bulb. Something is grounded some where.

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Polish the ground 1/0 battery cable as it attaches to the frame...be sure it is a NEW battery...don't mess around with these~

27,235

why am I not surprised.

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why did you not suggest this? Are you aware of "galvonic" currents and their affect on direct current?....like your car battery is emitting a cloud of acid vapor on a full time basis...which tries to make oatmeal of your electrical connections...I've seen batteries so bad that it was puffin' up like a little "BLUE AFRO" so NOT attended, 'cause it was inside a forklift or someplace where afros can grow unchecked~

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96,915

One could assume that the ground is good if the fuses are blowing.

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