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I have a 2001 Chevy Prizm. The dashboard and tail lights do

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I have a 2001 Chevy Prizm. The dashboard and tail lights do not work. Brakelights, turning, and hazards work fine. I have three fuse boxes under the hood, no fuse is labeled taillights and all of the fuses inspectable visually all appear to be fine.

Hello, and welcome to JA!! check tail fuse 15 amp in junction block 2 it is in

LH instrument panel, behind storage box access cover

 

 

Object Number: 425271  Size: MF

(1)Not Used
(2)ST Fuse 5A
(3)D/L Fuse 30A
(4)Fog Fuse 15A
(5)S-HTR Fuse 15A
(6)Not Used
(7)CIG Fuse 15A
(8)DEF Fuse 40A
(9)Dome Noise Filter
(10)POWER Fuse 30A
(11)Short Pin
(12)C2
(13)C5
(14)C4
(15)ECU-B Fuse 7.5A
(16)C3
(17)C1
(18)Not Used
(19)DEF-I/UP Fuse 10A
(20)WIP Fuse 20A
(21)GAUGE Fuse 10A
(22)Not Used
(23)TURN Fuse 7.5A
(24)STOP Fuse 15A
(25)IGN Fuse 7.5A
(26)TAIL Fuse 15A
(27)ECU-IG Fuse 10A
(28)OBD Fuse 7.5A
(29)Not Used

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I had no idea there was a fusebox behind the foldout storage box. The picture supplied is not the same fusebox as is actually in my vehicle but it looks like there is a fuse for "tail" in here. I imagine the fuse labelled "guage" would get the dash working again. Due to severe weather I can't actually replace the fuses tonight but will try tomorrow. Thanks for the help. This is great!

Good deal. Please let me know how you come out with this.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I replaced the 15A "tail" fuse as it was burned out. However, the replacement fuse burned out immediately after it was installed. I'm not sure if this means there is a short somewhere or if it means the replacement fuse was bad.
Hello, yes this would indicate a short in the wiring to the tail lights ciruits. possible just a bad bulb or a pinched wire

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