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1978 Mark Shorted Interior Lights

Hi Bill,

I unbolted my driver side interior light under the dash to inspect the housing. I must have touched the hot wire to the metal ground of the dash while doing so because all of the lights went out and I heard the seat back lock actuator click.

The fuse isn't blown and everything else is working. I'm not sure what to check next.

Thank you in advance, I appreciate the help!

Josh

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Josh -

I would first test all of the fuses using a test light designed for these situations with the key in the ( on ) position.

Sincerely,

Bill

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Thanks Bill,

I've checked all the fuses with the key on and a test light and the only fuses that I don't have power to are labeled

Warn lps
Deice
Pwr wind (which they still work)
And the bottom of the power seat fuse (which they still work too)

I also checked to see if the bulbs had power. None of them do, and none of them are blown either.

Josh

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Josh -

Our previous response was of course based on the information that you supplied. The problem occurred while you were working very near at that connection under the dash in front of your eyes. I cannot see what from here what was disconnected or shorted out at that location etc. Some other wiring could have been moved and disconnected. Why not reassemble your circuit and recheck. Possibly you have unknowingly disconnected a ground in the area. Do you have a wiring diagram to work with.

Sincerely,

Bill