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Hi all. 

I really am stumped here. This morning I got in the car as usual, turned on the lights and I had no dash lights, side lights, tail lights and number plate lights. I found out that fuse 30 had blown (red 10 amp) so I went and bought some earlier. Replaced blown fuse thinking that my problem would be fixed, but oh no. As soon as I turned the lights on, the fuse blew immediately. Side lights and tail lights work in park mode.

Really hoping someone can help, thanks.

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Apparently the number plate lights can short easily would check all external light wiring for any chafes and unintended grounds.

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1 hour ago, F0CUE said:

Apparently the number plate lights can short easily would check all external light wiring for any chafes and unintended grounds.

Thanks Ian. I've seen elsewhere that the number plate lights could be the problem, I just didn't have the time or daylight to investigate further. Also, the door open light is always on now. It wasn't at first when this occurred, but it is now. Maybe related, or is my 17 year old car ready for the knackers yard? Hope not.

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27 minutes ago, Stevesixty7 said:

Thanks Ian. I've seen elsewhere that the number plate lights could be the problem, I just didn't have the time or daylight to investigate further. Also, the door open light is always on now. It wasn't at first when this occurred, but it is now. Maybe related, or is my 17 year old car ready for the knackers yard? Hope not.

Na you can run them into the ground plenty life yet. Door switches could be a pain to investigate cos they are in the locking mechanism you might need to get a diagnostic done.

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18 minutes ago, F0CUE said:

Na you can run them into the ground plenty life yet. Door switches could be a pain to investigate cos they are in the locking mechanism you might need to get a diagnostic done.

I'm not too bothered about the door light right now. Priority is the fuse, I can't drive the car in the dark. That's a big problem.

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8 hours ago, Stevesixty7 said:

I'm not too bothered about the door light right now. Priority is the fuse, I can't drive the car in the dark. That's a big problem.

I know it's not good hope u can find out what it is.

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It was found that a wire had come from the number plate light and was probably touching something it shouldn't have. I can tell you something else, not sure if related. Around May this year, my mileage display started to malfunction, flashing on and off, just generally messed up. It hasn't done it since, but I have the door open light on all the time. I can cope with that though. At least I can drive the car anytime now. She's 17 and on her last legs maybe.

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Cool at least it's sorted the door can moan all it likes 😆

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