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Whats the cost to fix a short circuit in the tail lights/ dashboard lights?
1991 Dodge Dakota

Whats the cost to fix a short circuit in the tail lights/ dashboard lights?

(1991 Dodge Dakota)
My 1991 Dodge Dakota has been having trouble with the tail lights and the dashboard lights. Everytime I replace the fuse, once I turn the headlights on it immediately blows the new fuse. This is leading me to believe that there is a short circuit somewhere in the wiring. I was wondering how much it would cost to get that fixed. Or if I am incorrect on my analysis, if someone could tell me what they think the problem is and how much that would cost to fix.
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on November 10, 2011
The tail, marker, and dash lights commonly share the same fuse. I would recommend a visual inspection of all exterior lights for water or bulb damage - don't forget the license plate lights...
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on November 10, 2011
The license plate bulb is also out. I have figured out that the problem is a short circuit running from that fuse. I was just wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to take that into a shop and fix it. Just like a ball park estimate.
on November 10, 2011
I would guess an hour or two of labor would be enough for a competent shop to find an electrical short that is not intermittent.
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on November 10, 2011
The tail, marker, and dash lights commonly share the same fuse. I would recommend a visual inspection of all exterior lights for water or bulb damage - don't forget the license plate lights...
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on November 10, 2011
The license plate bulb is also out. I have figured out that the problem is a short circuit running from that fuse. I was just wondering if anyone knew how much it would cost to take that into a shop and fix it. Just like a ball park estimate.
on November 10, 2011
I would guess an hour or two of labor would be enough for a competent shop to find an electrical short that is not intermittent.

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