Dome Light Short

Discussion in '99+ 7.3L PowerStroke Engine & Drivetrain' started by 1956ford, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. 1956ford

    1956ford Pre-Retired

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    This is almost embarrassing. All I tried to do was pull my dome light bulbs to get the number and order some LED replacements.
    Now I have a dead short in that circuit, have blown fuse #14 twice. That is the circuit with the center and rear dome lights and the cargo light on it. [I think the OBD port is somehow affected because my Diablosport tuner will not read.]

    I took each dome light fixture out of the circuit and short is still present. Same for the cargo light fixture. (BTW, the cargo light blew big time, melted its receptacle. Not sure when that one happened.)

    Has anyone had a problem on this circuit and have a suggestion where the short may be?

    Thank you all.
     
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    Did you pull the cargo light out of the circuit as well? I'm thinking a wire broke somewhere. It might've just been a coincidence.
     
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    That may be the case. Planning to replace the entire OEM cargo/3rd brake light fixture and put LED bulbs in dome lights. Just have to choose right ones.
     

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