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Trying to get lights working again...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Apr 21, 2001.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Since I was rear ended the only lights that still work on my truck are the head lights...[​IMG] I haven't been driving it since but will need to again by Monday. I have no instrument lights on the dash, no turn signals brake or courtesy lights. The tail lights did not get smashed in the accident. Does anyone have a clue as to where to start looking for my wiring woes?

    Rene

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  2. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Check fuses!

    C'moe

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  3. gokartergo

    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    When you got rearended it probably pinched a wire and shorted them out. Look for the brown wire that is your running lights witch is your instrument panel also......

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    Hey Rene,bummer your having problems.It's usually easier to start at the source and work your way back. Fuseblock, into switch,out of switch, bulb. Don't overlook a bad ground connection, they can wreak all kinds of havoc. Of course drinking a beer while standing on your head will make it a lot more fun [​IMG].

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  5. 90K5

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    Blown a fuse somewhere, those lights are all on the same one, but obvoiusly something caused it, so go from the lights and trace the wires until you find whats wrong...shouldn't take too long, but probably will....

    90K5

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    Yep, Murphy's law [​IMG]

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  7. tRustyK5

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    Well I just went through my fuse box (figured I'd start with the obvious) and found a fuse gone, replaced fuse and presto the lights work again...thanks

    Here's a not so amusing addition to this afternoon. I finished checking the lights when I smelled burning wires...oh sh!t where's that coming from? Not my truck but the wifes 86 Mustang GT in the carport going up in flames...@*&*@# where's the hose!!!!!

    We just got it back to fix up after some kid had it for 9 months and hit a pole with it. He had a big stereo at one time and had left the big power wire and the big ground wire under the drivers seat...bare ends and still connected to the battery!

    The interior was the nice part of the car...I'm just glad I was outside working on my Jimmy and saw it quick before it took the house with it.

    It has not been a good week...

    Rene

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  8. Sparky

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    Check your licens plate light. If that wire shorts out it will blow fuses and/or kill your dash lights and break lights.

    When all else fails... Check the blinker fluid.
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  9. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    oh man you are not haveing a good week i hope next week is better

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    Rene you need a vacation! LOL [​IMG]

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  11. holy f*%@in sh*t, rene!!! when it rains it pours. take the family to disneyland or something.

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs[​IMG]
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  12. Gandolf

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    Bad things come in three's. Be careful out there!!

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
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    wow your haveing a hard time that sucks [​IMG] hmm maybe you and wires jsut dotn get along is there wire god??? did the drunk give a wire curise(sp)[​IMG]

    AJ
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  14. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well no sense crying about it...There is always something positive. 1) I was home...2) I was 10 feet away and the hose was already unrolled and on (I had just washed tRusty) 3)ok there is no 3...but still it could have been a lot worse!

    Total damage...carpet and one seat.

    Rene

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    You should make that kid pay for the damage. Also, teach him about in-line fuses while you're at it.

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
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    Holy crapola!...........that sucks. SO glad you were there...........unreal luck this week.

    Saying good chants to the wiring gods for ya.............

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    Luck always evens out in the end. You'l probably win the lottery next week!! Then take the family and come see north Norway[​IMG]

    [​IMG] If your not living on the edge, your taking upp to much space![​IMG]
     
  18. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Hey Mark....hot lead had a fuse. 60 frickin amps I mean why bother?
    Frank I'm just gonna lay low and hope bad luck doesn't run in threes...

    Espen...Norway will be first on the list, just don't let me near anything of value[​IMG]

    Rene

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  19. Gandolf

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    LMAO!! That's an example of how a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous!!

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
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    I guess you don't have enough room on your driveway to have your own firetruck eh? Hope your luck gets better.

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