My dodge ram blows 18 fuse when I turn on the parking lights dash lights don't work along with the dome and cargo

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Asked by Jan 12, 2014 at 11:24 AM about the 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Could be a wire or bulb shorted out some where. Has it been in any fender benders or off roading situations that might have pinched or snatched the harnesses?

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No just started it one morning and it went out

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All lights headlights parking lights all work

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Will the dome light work and not blow fuse if you don't turn on head lights?

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If I don't turn on the parking light

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Yes

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Replaced the switch

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Also replaced headlight, just throw money at it now not good

111,015

Don't want to do that. Let me do some digging. Will get back to you soon

111,015

I believe your parking light circuit is a negative output circuit. If so and the relay is bad it could be causing your dash lights to go to ground in the relay. I not positive about this tho. Sorry I could not be of more help.

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This k I should try replacing the relay

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How can I test the relay can I use a ohms meter

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Found the problem the radio dash illumination wire was grounding to the frame

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Causing the dash lights and dome, cargo lights to short out, after market radio was put in truck 8 years ago, years of change in temperature caused insulation on wire to ground out Thanks for all who responded very helpful thumbs up to Cargurus T

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Sure glad you found it. And thanks for posting what you found. This info may be helpful to other owners in the future. Drive safe.

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