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Old 06-21-2016, 01:52 PM   #1
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I recently had my park lamp fuse (#22) on passenger side on my 2014 Mustang v6 blow up. Replaced it and saw that it blew up again within 5 minutes. So know i've been told there is a shortage happening that's causing it to blow up. Anyone have an idea what could be causing the shortage?


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Manual lists parking lamps and license lamps.


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I recently had my park lamp fuse (#22) on passenger side on my 2014 Mustang v6 blow up. Replaced it and saw that it blew up again within 5 minutes. So know i've been told there is a shortage happening that's causing it to blow up. Anyone have an idea what could be causing the shortage?

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I know you're hoping for an easy answer and fix but in case you don't get one I had a learning experience finding this stuff that may or may not help.

You have a short(it's grounding out somewhere) in the circuit controlled by that fuse. The problem of course is to locate the short.

You could first just look at any and all easily visible connections and wiring on the circuit for frayed lines that may be touching a ground or any other suspicious looking items.

YouTube has a lot of videos that explain methods of finding shorts.
One device that is mentioned is a device which can be purchased or made, that's called a "Short Circuit Detector" or a "Power Probe Short Finder". This device helps locate the short in the circuit. I believe the one used in one of the videos is about $75 but I believe you can find lesser expensive versions for as low as $20 or so.
I think this first video is a bit easier to follow and understand the principle and use, compared to some of the videos I came across. (I know it was for me, as I am just learning about this stuff as well.




Oh BTW I dug up these wiring diagrams, " Parking, Rear and License Lamps", that should be useful in determining what and where things are on the circuit.
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A 14 should be to new to have any corrosion. Did you add LEDs to license lights? Vaguely recall AM or one of the Mustang speciality stores having license light wiring & bulb sockets. Ad mentioned was common failure point. Haven't seen any threads about that item, but sure would be an easy place to start. I have a 14 also & noticed lighting is all relays & lots of 22 gauge wire (Very small). License bulbs should be easy to remove then replace fuse & turn on lights. (if you don't have a meter & want to chase it that way).
Wiring diagram (thanks Diehard) should be big help.
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A 14 should be to new to have any corrosion. Did you add LEDs to license lights? Vaguely recall AM or one of the Mustang speciality stores having license light wiring & bulb sockets. Ad mentioned was common failure point. Haven't seen any threads about that item, but sure would be an easy place to start. I have a 14 also & noticed lighting is all relays & lots of 22 gauge wire (Very small). License bulbs should be easy to remove then replace fuse & turn on lights. (if you don't have a meter & want to chase it that way).
Wiring diagram (thanks Diehard) should be big help.
Good luck.

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Where was that a shot of exactly?
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unless you put in aftermarket bulbs it should be wtty. Bulbs will depend on your dealer.
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Yap, that's the one alright.
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Looks like that would cause your problem to me
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I'd like to know how those wires and casing got that way. Kinda looks like they were worn away by something. Like hanging on the ground.
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I'd like to know how those wires and casing got that way. Kinda looks like they were worn away by something. Like hanging on the ground.

Yeah, when i did my GT500 front end conversion i forgot to plug them back in and i guess they dragged on the floor.


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