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Old 02-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Instrument panel lighting fuse pops when I turn the headlights on

'97 Tacoma. The fuse for the back lighting on the dash pops as soon as I turn the headlight switch on. Has anybody had this problem before? I don't have a wiring diagram, and I'm no good at tracing short circuits anyways. Some help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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I had the same problem, did you recently install a new head unit ?? I had a short behind my radio thats what was causing mine
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I had the same problem, did you recently install a new head unit ?? I had a short behind my radio thats what was causing mine
Not recently, no. I have an aftermarket radio that I installed about a year and a half ago, but I haven't done anything with it since then.
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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Check those connections first. Usually it's something that has been modified.
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:37 PM   #5
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Yeah my radio was in for about 2 years when it happened
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