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hello I will assist you with this .
you are going to need to disconnect the instrument cluster connector . Is this something you are able to do ?
here is the procedure
here are some illustrations
sure once you have it out ( the Instrument cluster ) put a new fuse #18 in and start the van and see if the fuse is okay . if it is plug the cluster back in and see if the fuse blows again .
fuse 18 is for the IP warning lights and warning chime
here is the diagram
need to locate the dual brake warning diode/resistor assembly and disconnect it .
i am trying to find it . I think it is just in the harness near the Instrument panel . Look for this connector near the left and side of the I/P and unplug it .
with that disconnected the fuse still blows ?
go to the fuse panel under the hood . remove fuse " U " and look for the diode in this illustration and remove it also . see what happens then with fuse 18
see the diagram . the reference " O " , connector 212 is coming from under the dash and according to the under dash diagram is being supplied by fuse 18 .
you need to locate the dual brake , diode resistor behind the dash . I am trying to find it;s location .
simply unplug it and see what happens with fuse #18 . your van has RWAL ? rear wheel antilock brakes , correct ?
try disconnecting the RWAL