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I found out what was shorting my parking lights... The dash light switch..
When i twist it to activate the in-dash light, the fuse burns.. If i don't turn it.. it's alright..

I removed the dash pad a month ago.. And i think i messed up something there..

What should i check?

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The in-dash lights are always on when the headlights are on. By twisting the knob it makes the in-dash lights brighter or dimmer. If you rotate the knob all the way to one side, you will feel a "click". This turns on the over head dome light.
Does it blow the fuse only when you rotate the knob?
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Do you have to make it "click" before the fuse blows?
 

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I know about the click and the dome lights.

It burns when i start twisting it.. I turn it all the way to the right so that the light won't come on and it won't burn..

Also.. When i removed the dash pad a month ago.. i tampered with the in-dash light bulb.. I put it back in, and it's working.. But maybe i didn't put it in good.. Could that be shorting it out?

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Perhaps the moving piece attached to the shaft (wiper) is hitting the ground lug (black wire with large eye lug). The wiper is 12 volts and it touchs the rheostat (coil of wire thing in front of switch).
The switch uses the ground lug to make the dome light come on. The switch goes through the large ground eye lug.
1, Disconnect the battery.
2, Remove the switch.
3, Remove the black wire eye lug.
4, Be careful that the switch connector wires do not touch anything.
5, Put the switch shaft back in.
6, Re-connect the battery.
7, Try the switch again without the eye lug.
 
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