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Im ***** ***** i have a 98 ram i had a remote starter put in

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Hi im ***** ***** i have a 98 ram i had a remote starter put in back in nov and weds last week my parking lights stopped work, so i found the 15 amp fuse inside the truck and the fuse was blown so i replaced it with other one and turned on the parking lights amd seen the fuse blown again
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: So today i took it back to the people who put the remote starter in and they checked all wiring for the remote starter plus they checked my headlights and tail lights and couldnt find out why the fuse keeps blowing
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. Can I start by getting your VIN? Thank you!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont have it on hand
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, no problem. What size engine do you have?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
5.2
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, one minute while I pull up a wiring diagram for you..

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Are you sure it is not fue number 14 that keeps blowing?

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

fuse 14

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The fuse in the cab of the truck is the parking lamp fuse which is number 1 its a 15 amp
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Gotcha! Fuse number 1.. 15 amp fuse. Sorry.. I read it wrong..

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Every time i pull the light switch for parkimg lifhts the fuse blows
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok.. lets do this. Pull the fog lamp relay and turn the light switch on and see if the fuse still blows. Let me know!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which one is that is that in the cab or under the hood
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i dont have any fog lights hooked up
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

That would be in the PDC center under the hood.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im out of 15 amp fuses can i use a 20 amp or a 10 amp
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

I would only use a 10 amp in place of the 15 amp

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dont have a relay in that spot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, good. Lets try this. Diaconnect the radio connector from the radio and see if that does the trick. Let me know!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have a relay for security and horn thats it
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Dont worry about the relays at this point

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What would be my next step
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Disconnect the radio connector from the radio and see if that does the trick. Let me know!