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Old 05-25-2002, 11:53 PM
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Angry Electrical short in instument light circuit

I am now fully frustrated. Everything has been going so well.
Last night while driving, the instrument lights went out.
I also noticed that the rt. side lights were out (except head lights)
I replaced the fuse and it instantly blew. I have begun a deep search for a short but I have come up empty handed.
Is it possible or common for a failure of the dimmer to result in a short ? Has anyone else encountered this ?
I am really bummed out, as I cant drive the car at night now.

Any help would be appreciated,
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Old 05-25-2002, 11:55 PM
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BTW I am talking about my 1980 300D.
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Old 05-26-2002, 12:22 AM
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I found it ! I disconnected everything on that circuit until I came to the license plate lights. The lamp holder had pulled into the trunk deck and was contacting the metal trunk. I corrected this and everything is good. Sometimes it just helps to vent !
Now I can rest,

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