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Old 08-11-2011, 09:59 PM
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Well i finally bought my first cummins last wednesday. 1998.5 24v
I love it but with every used truck..problems and lots of them.
The headlight switch was replaced 2 weeks ago and the guy i bought the truck from gave me the reciept..well the other night i had no headlights, dash lights, but did have dome lights. so today i decided to tear into it. found 2 burnt wires. at the headlight switch the plug looked like it was burnt so i decided to do away with the plug and put terminals on them. now my dash lights are still not working along with my gauges...what should i do/check next.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:09 AM
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Fuses first off.
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:15 AM
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Fuses first off.
Make sure the right amp fuse is in the right spot.



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Old 08-12-2011, 11:43 AM
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No fuses were blown. But I did see that the headlight fuse spot had burnt up and they put an inline fuse. . Whats next??
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:23 AM
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Now my clearence and tail lights aren't wolrking
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Old 08-14-2011, 03:29 AM
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you got a short. you'll have to trace the wires with a (test light, circuit tester, volt meter)
get you a repair manual and read the wiring diagrams and trace it down


has any one altered the headlights like upgrades to projection or hid etc?
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:29 PM
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A friend of mine had a problem with his headlights. He ended up frying his entire harness from the switch, be careful and let us know how it goes
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:42 PM
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Hey, I have put in 2 swiches (the guy at the dealer told mme its a comon problem with this year). I also had to replace the turn siignal asesembly on the column. I think there are aftermarket switches out for about 1/2 the cost and if you can get the harnes conector for the switch it may help and be safer. Just my thought
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:11 PM
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I'm having a similar problem, I bought my truck with an edge programmer. The programmer was tied into my dash fuse under the hood and the ecm fuse in the cab...it started popping the ecm fuse so I unhooked it and didn't have a problem. I decided to tie the programmer into my spare fuse slot in the cab and that's when I popped my dash light fuse under the cab. I unhooked the edge for that fuse and tied it into the spare fuse slot under the hood and haven't popped any fuses since it's been hooked up but now I keep popping my dash light fuse. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the edge or just coincedence that it started happening right after. Any tips or secrets on how to find a short?
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:23 PM
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i also have a 1998.5 24v and my passenger headlight doesnt work and my tail lights dont light up when you hit the brake
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