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Old 09-24-2007, 01:26 PM
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I had this same problem on a 68 Olds 442. On that car, the dash and taillights ARE on the same fuse - and yes, they are fed by different terminals on the light switch on that car as well. Also on that fuse is the pigtail for the underhood light. Since I didn't have an underhood light, the pigtail was hanging loose and eventually rested against one of the header tubes, melting the insulation and blowing the fuse. Unfortunately for me, the wire would bounce around as I drove and naturally it was never grounded when I got home and tried to find the short. I finally spent a few hours tracing every wire in the wiring diagram that was on that circuit, which is how I finally found the problem. You need to get a factory service manual and wiring diagram and trace the wires.
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