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  • karjunkie 10/08/09 2:25 pm PST

    I suspect you have a short circuit on a connector to the multi function switch or the instrument cluster under the driver's side dash. A short circuit occurs when an energized conductor touches either the frame or body of the car or another wire. Shorts to ground usually will have low enough resistance to draw sufficient current to blow the fuse. If the short is to another circuit, you may see things like the dome light coming on when you hit the turn signals as in your case. You may discover a wiring harness or multiprong connector meltdown, caused by the heat liberated from a short or high-resistance connection. Your best bet is to get under the dash with a flashlight and check all the multi prong connectors in and around the steering column. You may also need to remove the plastic cowling around the column as the short may be hidden under there.


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