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#1 Old 10-07-2011, 08:48 AM
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Tail light fuse keeps blowing

My tail lights and dash lights keep blowing fuses, prior to that problem my ac was leaking water into the footwell area passenger side.
I wondered if the water had some how engulfed the wiring loom under the carpet, so I stripped it all back and sure enough it was all soaking with water.
I dried out everything and put it all back, but the fuses are stil blowing.
Any ideas as to what it may be that is making the fuses blow?
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#2 Old 10-07-2011, 09:28 AM
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Mine was blowing when hooked my small utility trailer to the plug on my hitch. Turns out my trailer wiring was jacked, so every time I plugged up the little 4-wire harness, it would blow my fuse, so maybe check to see if your hitch wiring is in good shape.
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That happened to me once. Mine was the front bumper marker lights. One of them had a small cut in the wiring and it was shorting out because of that. It happened right after I was driving through snow so you may have a similar issue as I did with the moisture aspect.

If you can find any exposed wiring there, you might find your problem.

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Isn't there an issue with the wiring where it enters/leaves the rear hatch/body sometimes becoming exposed and shorting to ground on the rear hatch/body sheet metal?

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Isn't there an issue with the wiring where it enters/leaves the rear hatch/body sometimes becoming exposed and shorting to ground on the rear hatch/body sheet metal?
Bingo, this is what came to my mind. It can crunch through all kinds of wires.

Also, did you clean out the AC drain?

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I couldn't guite see how clean out the ac drain, but I did pull up the carpet and interior and dried everything out as it was all lying in water, but after it was all dry I tried another fuse and it stayed on for quite a while, that is until I got in to drive it and then it blew again. Whatever it is it is somewhere where it is moving.
Does anyone know how to clear out the ac drain?
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My 2002 Xterra blows the fuse randomly and usually after my wife has had it parked at the airport for a few days.

I suppose water is getting in somewhere. I need a warm sunny day, a few hours, some silicone and electricial tape. Too bad it's winter here.

Until Spring rolls around I'll keep a supply of spare fuses.
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I do not know about the first gens first hand, but on my 07 I kept noticing my carpet was wet all the time. Mostly during the summer months when the ac was running. I finally got around to working on finding the leak, I thought there was a good possibly that it could be getting in from where I passed the 2ga wire through the wire boot on the passenger side. but what I found was the ac drain was clogged with a muddobber nest. I also pulled the fan motor out and pulled out a bunch of acorn pieces, I am guessing from mice.
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same problem...

But how do I remove the front side marker? That bulb is out, but I can't figure out how to get to the bulb to get it out. I bought a manual, but it doesn't help...
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