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Need my dome lights back. Help!!!

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Old 12-10-2018, 08:59 AM
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I have no dome or vanity lights. Clock always starts at 1pm and only works when auto headlights come on when it gets dark. Tried replacing fuse, but it blows the second I put it in.
 
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:26 AM
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Year of car?

Any after market devices such as an alarm, remote start/door lock, stereo amp, etc.

Depending on year of car check the cig lighter socket for a short..
 
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by toyomoho View Post
Year of car?

Any after market devices such as an alarm, remote start/door lock, stereo amp, etc.

Depending on year of car check the cig lighter socket for a short..
Its a 2008 XLE. No after market anything. My cig lighter socket is currently out. Tried replacing fuse with no luck.
 
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What was the name of the fuse you replaced?
 
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It was the cig lighter fuse under the hood.
 
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So, the cig lighter is disconnected from the wiring and the CIG fuse is still blowing? When the CIG fuse blows the clock resets to 1 pm and the dome light is out?

If so check out the dome switches, socket, etc. The dome light is always hot. The dome switches grounds the return leg of the bulb to power the light. Perhaps the wiring is grounding prior to the bulb.
 
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Old 12-28-2018, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by toyomoho View Post
So, the cig lighter is disconnected from the wiring and the CIG fuse is still blowing? When the CIG fuse blows the clock resets to 1 pm and the dome light is out?

If so check out the dome switches, socket, etc. The dome light is always hot. The dome switches grounds the return leg of the bulb to power the light. Perhaps the wiring is grounding prior to the bulb.
Dome lights were out before cig fuse blew. I was told it’s some relay fuse. But I have no idea which one’
 
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This car have auto off lights?
 
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Originally Posted by mcclendo2002 View Post

Dome lights were out before cig fuse blew. I was told it’s some relay fuse. But I have no idea which one’
Did you ever get this figured out? having similar problems.
 
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