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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-30-2007, 11:25 AM
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Question Electrical short

'94 Geo Tracker was wired as a towed vehicle (toad) when new and has been great. Disconnect switch is simple toggle in rear compartment. Problem: the fuse for the turn/backup lights blows when I switch on the ignition (turn signal off and car in neutral). Before I discovered this, I thought the short was in the wires to the lights or the switch/connector; traced all I could see/feel and found nothing. Now I'm at a loss and need advice.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-08-2007, 06:49 PM
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One thing to consider when doing diagnostics on the light wiring - these vehicles use seperate systems for brake and turn signals . If the tow vehicle was set up for a shared wiring in the brake/signals like most US market that could be the source of the problem . I'd guess the switch that was installed prevented a cross short between the brake and turn signals when not being towed ....

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