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    Default More Shenanigans from the Cursed Trike

    Only two days back on the road and already the big bitch is trying to kill me again. At first I thought it was a bad turn signal relay, but after I got to work I discovered it had popped a fuse. I had no lights at all, not even brake lights. Fortunately, I carry spares. I get to live to die another day...

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    Default Eating Fuses Like Candy

    Something is wrong with this $40 lighted license plate frame with third brake light, or perhaps the wiring. Having been on the road only three times since installing it, it has popped three fuses. My fuse block is a new Blue Seas type. Only stating this because I am quite certain the problem is not there.

    During the side of the road fuse changing distraction, I forgot to re-install the fuse block cover. I'm sure it's flat and shattered now.

    I suppose I'd better run some tests with a multimeter. Hoss is gonna sit some more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mindless Philosopher View Post
    Something is wrong with this $40 lighted license plate frame with third brake light. Having been on the road only three times since installing it, it has popped three fuses. My fuse block is a new Blue Seas type.

    During the side of the road fuse changing distraction, I forgot to re-install the fuse block cover. I'm sure it's flat and shattered now.

    I suppose I'd better run some tests with a multimeter. Hoss is gonna sit some more...
    Probably a pinched wire from licence Plat frame installation ?
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    I'll look into it. For now I have the third brake light disconnected but the license plate illuminators are still connected. Hopefully that will preserve the fuse until I can get back home.

    My gut is telling me the third brake light is the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HogV8 View Post
    Probably a pinched wire from licence Plat frame installation ?
    Ruled that out on the ride home. Another fuse popped so pulled over and disconnected all the wires from the plate frame. Fuse #5 blasted out right after. Time to garage the pig yet AGAIN, and play seek and go hide with all of the light wiring...

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    Default Blown Fuse Problems in Lighting Circuit Possibly Resolved

    So far it's looking like the culprit was a break in the insulation of the right front turn signal insulation, intermittently making contact with the highway bar. Running tests in the garage with high beams and hazards on appear to support my theory. So far so good. I reckon I will reconnect the license plate frame wires after the garage cools off.

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