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Thread: Water in Taillight?
12-30-2010, 08:47 PM #31
The saga continues....
Went to parts store and got a new switch. My friend was mistaken, and the continuity points are the same as the original switch, but I do get better continuity on one point with the new switch. I swapped out the plunger and plugged in the new switch. The dash lights flickered on for a sec, but then went right out. I jiggled and played with the connection and the dash lights again flickered on, but then again went out.
So... I went back to my notes from my call with the dodge serviceman. He said to check power at large pink and large red wire connector cavities with a test light. So, I did. No power at pink wire. He also said to check fuse #18 (which is a different fuse than I was told to check before). So I checked it. It's blown.
Of course, I don't have any extra fuses at the house and roomie has my truck at work. And even though roomie says he checked every fuse the 1st night, I don't know if the fuse has been blown all along or if it blew when I was testing new switch.
Not happy with myself for making a stupid beginner's mistake. :(~Janet~My rig: 1993 Suburban K2500 & 16ft stock trailer.
12-30-2010, 09:25 PM #32
U let a dodge guy drive your burban ?????? WHAT ??? LOL
I see u get it handled well.
1996 Suburban K3500 SLT DUALLY
1988 Camaro RS 383 stroker LT1
1992 32' Aero-tek Race Boat, 600 CI BBC
WE CAN STICK A DIESEL IN ANYTHING
SPECIALIZED IN CUSTOM CONVERSIONS OF ANY KIND
12-30-2010, 11:46 PM #33
12-30-2010, 11:50 PM #34
LOL, then why did u ?? i mean he is old enough and could of gotten a cab ..IMO..or u could have drove him for some gas money and had a nice dinner !!
Sorry..but there are 3 things i never loan to anybody...MY TRUCK, MY BOAT and my dog !!!!!!
12-31-2010, 10:54 AM #35
As soon as the sun rose this morning, I went outside, popped in a new fuse, checked pink wire at switch connector with test light, plugged in the new switch and voila! The damn dodge has lights again.
Not sure why the fuse blew... old age? faulty switch? short to ground in the wiring?
I guess if the fuse does not blow again... then it was either an old fuse or faulty switch. But if it does blow again... rut roh!
12-31-2010, 01:45 PM #36
I guess maybe the water in the taillight's caused the fuse to blow !
GREAT JOB , proud of u....even if it is a Dodge ! LOL
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