How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dan Your Own Question
Dan, Technician
Category: Chevy
Satisfied Customers: 23455
Experience:  Independent Shop Experience, 2 Year Automotive Diploma, & Access to Information Database
Type Your Chevy Question Here...
Dan is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

97 suburban: dash lights..tail lights..blows, inspected wiring apears

Customer Question

fuse blows on 97 suburban for tail and dash lights, changed switch and removed tail lights fuse still blows, inspected wiring apears good
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to help get your problem resolved. Ask follow up questions, thanks.


What is the fuse # XXXXX and how many amp fuse?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
fuse 15 20A for tail lights and gauge lights in dash, fuse blows instantly when light switch is turned on to parking lights. I am an electrician but I don't have a diagram so I don't know how the circuit is wired. Hard to troubleshoot because I don't know how it is routed.or the pin connection on the switch.if I had the connection diagram I could isolate the problem.
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.

Since you know electrical diagrams this shouldnt be a problem for is the diagram for that circuit, let me know if you have questions. thanks.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
where is the h1 relay located
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.
That is for pickup only.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok where is G6 relay located?
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.
It is the middle relay on relay box below steering wheel area.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
pulled relay, fuse still blows instantly when switch is turned on to parking lights, do you have diagram of pin connector for switch so I can isolate from there?
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.
With the relay pulled there is no way the fuse should blow......Are you sure its the right relay? DO you have fot lights?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
don't know the term fot lights, don't have fog lights. headlights are on only tail lights and dash gauge lights are out, operate from fuse. clock light is on prndl indicator is lit but won't dim without fuse still have power to the terminal connection strip to light switch. If I start at top left of term connector going down left side I have power at pin 2 right side from top down power on pin 2, 3 and 6 when fuse is in but switch off, {disconnected]. pulled two relays a four pin flasher relay [potter brumfield] and a five pin [ omron 12077866 D00]
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.
I meant to say "fog lights"?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok, do you have the diagram for the pin connector?
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.
Do you have fog lights?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 5 years ago.

According to my diagram there is no possible way for fuse to blow when headlights are turned on if relay is removed....I'll opt-out of question to see if someone else has some ideas. Someone will respond automatically so dont reply or question will be locked to me only. thanks.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

  • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
< Previous | Next >
  • I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money. Todd L Rochester NY
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland

Meet The Experts:

  • GM Tech (Cam)

    GM Tech (Cam)

    Chevy Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
< Last | Next >
  • GM Tech (Cam)'s Avatar

    GM Tech (Cam)

    Chevy Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
  • Tim's Auto Repair's Avatar

    Tim's Auto Repair


    Satisfied Customers:

    Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.
  • Gary's Avatar


    Chevy Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    15 years GM master tech
  • Dave Nova's Avatar

    Dave Nova

    Chevrolet Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    ASE Master Certification. GM World Class Certification
  • John's Avatar


    Master A.S.E Automotive technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    A.S.E MasterTechnician A1-A8 w/L1,38 years experience General Motors Master Technician
  • Don 'Mo Lurch''s Avatar

    Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Auto Mech / Electronics

    Satisfied Customers:

    Chevrolet Cert., Heavy Line Mech, Race Shop Owner, Mobile Electronics.
  • Ron Z.'s Avatar

    Ron Z.

    - Chevy Tech -

    Satisfied Customers:

    18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Chevy Diagnostics