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11-29-2007 01:00 PM
ZetecKing Now I checked the wires in between the Hatch and body and the wires where it opens and closes were melted togather from opening and closing it. THank God my grandpa owns a car lot and buys alot of wrecked focus and I just changed the wiring harness took about 30 mins...
11-27-2007 07:46 PM
ZetecKing Bad Ground my problem got to have it grounded just right
06-08-2007 04:30 PM
covert1 Please refer to this thread, too.
06-07-2007 06:04 PM
dameon81 Yea as soon as work and the weather cooperates, im gonna check the wires first. Most of the posts that I have see regarding this problem were a result of the Hatch Plate bulb wires making contact somewhere on the body. So thats where im gonna start.
06-07-2007 09:16 AM
penguin I would check the wires going to the rear tailgate from the carbody to see if the wires for the license plate light have flexed and shorted out.

While anything is possible, I doubt that this type of problem is due to a faulty light switch.
06-07-2007 09:15 AM
Impaled Good luck with that man could be a short anywhere.
06-07-2007 08:30 AM
dameon81 Im having this exact problem. Started 2 days ago. My Instrument panel is out, as are my Parking lights (front and rear) and my Plate lights. Turn signals still work, as do head lights and fogs when the switch is on (but i have no taillights at night! ). Tracked it down to "Fuse #32". Replaced it with the standard 10a while the Headlight Switch was "on" (oops) and it popped immediately. Put a 15a in with the switch off and turned the switch on and it popped immediately. Theres an obvious short somewhere..... just not sure where .

Due to rain for the last few days I havent been able to attempt any of the suggested fixes, but I've heard several different suggestions from various posts talking about the same thing.

If anyone has a more solid solution, lemme know asap! Im going to try to salvage a Headlight switch Assembley and also check the Rear Plate Light connections, since both have come up as solutions and Ill repost if I find anything definite.

02-02-2004 08:29 AM
jhowton Thanks for the information. What I have found so far is that the taillight bulb holders seem kind of crispy and brown although there is no sign of water leakage. I cleaned the contacts and bulbs and re-installed everything although that didn't solve the problem -- I am still blowing the fuse. It seems to be really sporadic at this point, my wife can drive for a week with no problems, then she'll get in the car and fuse 32 will blow. Other times every fuse inserted blows immediately. I am trying to get it so that it is consistently blowing fuses so that I can unplug everything on that circuit, and plug everything back in one by one until the fuse blows. I also think that I am going to change out the tailight bulb hoders, I'll check the ground while I am at it. Anyone know the locations of the chassis ground points?

02-02-2004 12:15 AM
eibachzx3 your wiring for your ground might be fried too...thats the problem i kept running into on my other blown fuses
01-15-2004 08:35 AM
jhowton Thanks for the tip, I'll check it out.

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