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I disconnected the wiring harness and the fuse still blows

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I disconnected the wiring harness and the fuse still blows when I turn my headlight switch on, what's my next site to troubleshoot?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2002 Ford F-350, dashlight fuse keeps blowing causing the dashlights and tail light to not work. I have checked the passenger kick panel for split or bad wires as well as unplugging the 2 wire harness connectors under the spare tire along the left frame rail, but the fuse still pops when I turn the headlights on.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I'm an independent contractor here at Just Answer.

Is this fuse 17 that fails?

Thanks for asking your question and letting me try to help you.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, happy to help as I appreciate yours in solving this issue.
Yes it is fuse 17.
Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Do you have roof clearance lights?

Under the body, left side, under the rear seat area, find connector 311 and unplug it and test another fuse and report back, see the image below.

On the fuse box, compare the connector shape and wire colors to the image below. Remove pin 3 then reconnect the connector and retest.

Remove connector 205B from the headlight switch and remove pin 1, then reconnect and retest.

Let me know which circuit disabled stops fuses blowing.

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

I like to stay in contact with my customers that appear not pleased, still working on the concern, or have not rated yet. I assume you were not pleased with my help. I hate that you have spent money to get an answer but left not happy. Can you tell me why, or can I help more. If its more help you need just reply and we can pick up where we left off.

Thanks Chris