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Tail light fuse keeps blowing

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by PhilipA, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    obviously I have an electrical short somewhere that’s causing my tail light fuse to blow. Has this happened to you and where did you find the short?

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Aug 4, 2019 at 11:48 AM
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    First thing to check would be the bulbs. Then the trailer light assembly. Then the wiring underneath to see if anything has pinched or cut it.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2020 at 1:21 AM
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    Got same issue last night ... did you happen to figure this out ..? Thanks
     
  4. Sep 6, 2020 at 4:51 AM
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    Welcome from NY.
    Do you have factory taillights?
    Like mentioned check those 2 things first.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    If you still have the factory taillights I would go to the dealership because you are still under warranty.
     
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    No but i removed the LED tails and have the bulb just hanging on both side and still blowing fuse.. thanks for the help
     
  7. Sep 6, 2020 at 5:50 AM
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    Not understanding your reply.
    You put LED bulbs in? If so check the wire on the base of the LED bulb and make sure it is straight and only touching the connector, sometimes the wire is touching more than the connector and that creates a short.
     
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    Yes i have ... i even had all LED bulbs pulled out .. reverse, brake and license plates removed ... i still halogen on my rear turn signal ... with no bulbs plugged in as soon as i put a 10 amp mini and turn on parking lights im blowing fuse right away ...
     
  9. Sep 6, 2020 at 6:49 AM
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    Sounds light a pinched wire or a bad socket.
    I would remove each parking light and try 1 at a time to narrow down the bad socket/wire.
     
  10. Sep 6, 2020 at 6:54 AM
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    Thanks man ..i appreciate the help
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2020 at 6:58 AM
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    :hattip:
     
  12. Sep 6, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    Yeah im really trying to avoid to take her to the dealer but i don't want to start hacking my sockets at the same time.... thats what warranty is for right ... thanks Jim
     
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  13. Sep 6, 2020 at 8:47 AM
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    :hattip:
     
  14. Sep 6, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    Hey Jim .. just want to let you know that i’ve figured it out... it was the patch harness for my NSV headlight kit ..... now i need get with NSV for this issue .. thanks
     
  15. Sep 6, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    :thumbsup:
    I remember a few other members with the NSV having that same issue.
    Glad you figured it out.
     
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  16. Dec 24, 2020 at 5:53 PM
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    Hey did you happen to figure out the issue with your taillights and nsv? I just installed one and I’m having the same issue.
    Thanks
     
  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 7:51 PM
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    The solution regarding the fix for the NSV light kit would very beneficial, please share with us all. Many thanks in advance
     
  18. Jan 14, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    Usually issues come down to 2 things, one if you have corrected the turn signal wiring prior to nsv light bar install, you have to return the wiring back to original, otherwise the nsv harness won't get right inputs, and you'll blow fuses. The second is the final step of how the nsv plug is wired into the turn signal, depending on your truck, you may or may not have to cut a wire, blue if I remember right. Everything else is factory plugs. Sure NSV is aware of the turn signal problems by now.
     
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  19. Jan 14, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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    Greatly appreciate the information, I do recall that the connector to turn signal required a wire to be cut and if I'm not mistaken unpinned and relocated. Again, thanks for providing some much needed insight to this issue. Be Safe' :hattip:
     

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