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Instrument panel and parking light fuse blowing


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May 24, 2014
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Raleigh NC
Year, Model & Trim Level
1997 Ford Explorer
Instrument panel and parking light fuse blowing. While fuse is not blown, these things may occur separately and at different times but do not occur every time: 1-left turn signal indicator light glows on even though turn signal is not on, 2-clock light flashes when turn signal is used, 3-both right and left turn signals or come on when a turn signal is used. While fuse is blown headlights come on when parking light switch is turned on and turn signals work properly.

is/was your truck equipped with wiring for a trailer? common place for shorts to occur.

Yes it does but I have not checked it. Interestingly enough, since I took one parking light bulb out (that worked fine) to get some replacement bulbs to see if that was the problem, I have not had any more issues. The bulb is still out and will stay out for now.